GHOST THE MUSICAL Techs Dance for BBC's Children in Need at the Mayflower Today
For the last 5 months 12 terrified technicians from the Ghost The Musical touring company have been taught to dance by 12 professional dancers from the cast all in aid of the BBC's Children in Need Appeal.
Today, 3rd November they will demonstrate their skills in front of a panel of soon to be announced celebrity Judges as part of a Grand Charity fund raising Gala. With a Star Cabaret, Charity auction and lots of surprises this is the one Charity event of the year that you wouldn't want to miss.
Neil White, Ghost Company Manager said, "From what started as an idea to raise money mentioned between the cast in crew in the quick change room during the performance one night in Edinburgh, has escalated into Dance fever with the touring company. Apart from raising money for Children in Need it really has made the bond between our touring cast and crew tighter. Everyone has been so committed into giving their all, fitting training whenever they can around the busy schedule of moving such a massive technical show. We just hope that everyone will have as much fun watching the evening as we have had rehearsing it and most importantly we raise money for such an amazing charity".
Michael Ockwell, Mayflower Theatre Chief Executive added, "This event is a wonderful idea, I am so pleased that we can help raise money for Children in Need by offering our venue and facilities. It will be a wonderful event for a very worthy cause and our staff are looking forward to uniting with the touring company of Ghost to provide a great nights entertainment."
Tickets are priced at £20 and all funds raised from the event will be going to children in Need. Tickets on sale from Friday 20th September from: www.mayflower.org.uk 02380 711811. For more information, visit www.justgiving.com/ghostmusicalisdancing, www.ghostisdancing.co.uk, or find the cause on Facebook - ghost the musical is dancing and Twitter - ghostisdancing1.
Ghost The Musical: The smash hit West End musical GHOST the Musical, based on the Academy Award winning film, is touring throughout the UK having opened at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff in April 2013. GHOST the Musical is directed by the Tony award winning Matthew Warchus (Matilda, Art) and has music and lyrics by Grammy award winning Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard and features the iconic song Unchained Melody. Set and costume designs are by Rob Howell, musical supervision and arrangements by Christopher Nightingale, illusions are by Paul Kieve, choreography is byAshley Wallen, video and projection designs by Jon Driscoll, lighting by Hugh Vanstone and sound by Bobby Aitken. The UK tour is being produced byDavid Ian Productions, The Ambassador Theatre Group, Colin Ingram, and HELLO Entertainment/David Garfinkle.
Oscar winning Bruce Joel Rubin adapted his original screenplay for the stage production. Rubin won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for the movie GHOST, which starred Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn and Whoopi Goldberg.
GHOST the Musical has been seen by over 500,000 people and has been nominated for five Olivier Awards and three Tony Awards.
Based on the phenomenal Oscar winning movie that captured the hearts and imaginations of a generation back in the 90s, GHOST the Musical is a timeless fantasy about the power of love. Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next trying to communicate with girlfriend Molly through a phoney psychic in the hope of saving her from his murderer. GHOST the Musical is a rollercoaster ride of romance and comedy with dazzling state-of-the-art staging.