About the Show/Event
Information for Singin' in the Rain at The Mill, Sonning (Musical). Its 1927, the dawn of the age of sound in Hollywood, silent screen stars Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are the world's most famous (and consequently valuable) on-screen romantic couple. Off-screen, however, is a different story. Whilst the slightly dumb Lina mistakes the on-screen romance for real love, Don has no such interest. Don has worked hard, for many years, to get where he is today, with his former vaudeville partner Cosmo who provides the piano accompaniment to his silent antics in the studio. When Don and Lina's latest film is transformed, by the need for sound, into a musical, Don has the perfect singing voice but Lina cannot possibly be allowed to be heard - she has the perfect voice for an oil painting despite all the studio's efforts. Meanwhile, Don has fallen for clumsy aspiring actress Kathy Selden who doesn't seem to be won over by his stardom but who comes up with what seems like a perfect, if crazy, plan to save the picture. Containing some fabulous songs and some trully memorable dance sequences this is a real Hollywood feelgood story. New Year's Gala Dec 31
Performers Philip Bertioli (Don Lockwood), Brendan Cull (Cosmo Brown), Rebecca Jayne-Davies (Kathy Selden), Sammy Kelly (Lina Lamont), Natalie Bennyworth (Olga Mara/Ensemble), Oliver Bingham (J Cumberland Spendrill 3rd/Ensemble), Connor Hughes (Rod/Production Tenor/Ensemble), Ella Martine (Zelda Zanders/Ensemble), Sorelle Marsh (Dora Bailey/Miss Dinsmore/Ensemble), John McManus (Roscoe Dexter/Ensemble), Jonathan Norman (Phillips/Ensemble), Heather Scott-Martin (Miss Caldwell/Dance Captain/Ensemble), Daisy Steere (Mary Margaret/Ensemble), Russell Wilcox (RF Simpson), Francis Goohand (Piano/Musical Director), Joe Atkin-Reeves (Reed - Clarinet/Flute/Alto-Sax/Picc), Steve Fawbert (Drums/Percussion), Greg Nicholas (Trumpet/Flugelhorn), Marcus Pritchard (Double Bass).
Author Betty Comden. Author Adolph Green. Author Nacio Herb Brown. Author Arthur Freed. Producer The Mill at Sonning. Director Joseph Pitcher. Music Charlie Ingles (musical arrangements). Choreographer Ashley Nottingham. Musical Director Chris Ma. Design Diego Pitarch. Costume Natalie Titchener. Lighting James Platt. Sound Joshua Robins. Design Tapio Snellman (projection). Other Liz Flint (dialect coach). Director Jeremy Barlow (fight director).