John McIntosh Arts Centre at The London Oratory School, SW6 1QA
Lina Lamont and Don Lockwood are Monumental Pictures biggest romantic stars - and a rumoured couple themselves. But when their latest film is to be shot as a musical, only Don has the voice for the new singing part. Lina’s less than dulcet tones cause consternation for studio bosses. With the help of his friend Cosmo Brown and aspiring actress Kathy Seldon, can Don come up with a plan that will ensure the success of the movie? Or will Lina’s determination to make the leap into talking pictures on her own terms ruin their best-laid plans?
This production may take us to the waning days of the silent screen but it remains all-singing and all-dancing. It is closely adapted from Betty Comden and Adolph Green's original screenplay, for the much-loved 1952 film which starred Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor and Gene Kelly - the movie's co choreographer – whose own dance routines are nothing short of iconic.
Singin' in the Rain features the classic song by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed as well as Make 'Em Laugh, All I Do is Dream of You, Good Morning and more.
Director and Choreographer: Eleanor Strutt
|Don Lockwood – Josh Yeardley
Cosmo Brown – Will Emery
Kathy Selden – Ella Carter
Lina Lamont – Hannah Parrett Smith
Dora Bailey – Lora Jones
Zelda Zanders – Ruth Granton
R.F. Simpson – Mark Siddall
Rosco Dexter – William Strutt
Rod – George Langdown
Production Singer – Arthur Lewis
Sid Phillips – Daniel Paul
Miss Dinsmore – Miranda Evans
Teacher – James DaviesEnsemble
Georgia Stewardson (Dance Captain)
Screenplay by BETTY COMDEN and ADOLPH GREEN
Songs by NACIO HERB BROWN and ARTHUR FREED
Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, by special arrangement with
Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc.
Music Published by EMI, all rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
(Original Movie Choreography by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen)
Produced by Arrangement With Maurice Rosenfield, Lois F. Rosenfield and Cindy Pritzker, Inc.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI www.mtishows.co.uk