GHOST The Musical Returns To Wolverhampton
Bill Kenwright's 'beautiful' and 'spectacular' production of GHOST - THE MUSICAL returns to the UK this year, following a spectacular international tour in Dubai, Istanbul and Trieste. The 2019 UK tour opens in just two weeks' time at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from 22 - 26 January.
The double Academy Award-winning movie Ghost is a huge success story, both critically and at the box office, where it was the highest grossing film in the year of its release. It starred the late Patrick Swayze alongside Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn and Whoopi Goldberg and was directed by Jerry Zucker. Bruce Joel Rubin's script won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and Whoopi Goldberg won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. The film's most iconic and moving scene was famously performed to The Righteous Brother's Unchained Melody, which also features in the musical version.
Bill Kenwright said; "Ghost is a story full of hope and is one of those films which never leaves you. The book by Bruce Joel Rubin and score by Dave Stewart and Glenn Ballad come together wonderfully."
Bruce Joel Rubin said; "This is a show with such a strong emotional and musical life that it can mould to many visions and interpretations. It can be performed on any scale, and its vibrant heart will still captivate an audience and allows the imagination to flourish. It is purely theatrical in the greatest sense."
Walking back to their apartment late one night a tragic encounter sees Sam murdered and his beloved girlfriend Molly alone, in despair and utterly lost. But with the help of Oda Mae Brown, a phony storefront psychic, Sam, trapped between this world and the next tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving her from grave danger...
Rebekah Lowings (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar) will join Bill Kenwright's production of this timeless story of love, despair and hope in the part of Molly alongside Niall Sheehy (Titanic The Musical, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Wicked) as Sam.
West End musical theatre star Jacqui Dubois (original London cast of Rent and Children of Eden, other credits include The Lion King, Fela and most recently People, Places and Things) returns to play Oda Mae Brown, the part made famous in the film by Whoopi Goldberg.
Sergio Pasquariello (original London cast of Heathers the Musical, other credits include West Side Story, Les Miserables) plays Carl alongside Jules Brown as Willie, James Earl Adair with his haunting performance as the Hospital Ghost and Lovonne Richards as the Subway Ghost. Jochebel Ohene Maccarthy plays Louise and Sadie-Jean Shirley is Clara. Completing the cast is Chanelle Anthony, Josh Andrews, Samantha Noel, Charlotte-Kate Warren, Kage Douglas and Michael Ward.
Tickets for GHOST THE MUSICAL can be bought online at grandtheatre.co.uk, by calling 01902 42 92 12 or in person at the Box Office.