Touring The UK 2020/21: Singin’ In The Rain transfers to Sadler’s Wells in 2020 and embarks on UK tour in 2021 (Preview)
LONDON – Michael Harrison and Jonathan Church have announced that Chichester Festival Theatre’s Olivier Award-nominated production of Singin’ in the Rain will embark on a major UK and Ireland tour in 2021, following a strictly limited five-week season at Sadler’s Wells this summer.
Singin’ in the Rain also reunites the original director Jonathan Church with choreographer Andrew Wright.
This production of Singin’ in the Rain opened at Chichester Festival Theatre and extended due to unprecedented public demand, before a transfer to London which received critical acclaim and four Olivier Award nominations. It played to more than 750,000 people, some leaving the theatre a little wetter than when they arrived thanks to the iconic rain scenes. These scenes used 6,000 litres of water, equivalent to 5 tonnes, over 100 metres of heavy duty rubber hose, and takes 15 minutes to drain before being recovered, re-cycled, cleaned and used again.
Singin’ in the Rain features songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, including Make ‘em Laugh, Good Morning, Moses Supposes and Singin’ in the Rain. Original screenplay and adaptations are by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Reuniting the original Chichester production team, Singin’ in the Rain will be directed by Jonathan Church, with Olivier Award-nominated choreography by Andrew Wright. The production is designed by Simon Higlett, with lighting by Tim Mitchell.
The stage production of Singin’ in the Rain is based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, regularly voted the most popular film musical of all time.
After Sadler’s Wells, Singin’ in the Rain will return to Japan. This will be the third season the production has played in the country. Singin’ in the Rain will play in Tokyo, from the end of September 2020, ahead of the UK tour.
Singin’ In The Rain plays at Sadler’s Wells, London from 24th July to 30th August 2020, before beginning its UK tour at Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury on 21st January 2021 and ends its tour at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford on 12th June 2021. For more information on tour dates and tickets, visit their website here