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 opens at Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury on Thursday 21 January 2021.
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 huge 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! In fact the iconic rain scenes:
- Use 6k litres of water, equivalent to 5 tonnes (here’s a list of things which also weigh 5 tonnes: 2 Rhinos, 11 Grand Pianos or 30 Panda Bears!)
- Uses over 100 metres of heavy-duty rubber hose
- Takes 15 minutes to drain. Afterwards, it is recovered, it is then re-cycled, cleaned and used again
- Heats the water to 37 degrees for performer comfort!
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.
Michael Harrison Entertainment and Jonathan Church Productions present the Chichester Festival Theatre and Stage Entertainment Production of Singin’ in the Rain.
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
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
Screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed
(Original Movie Choreography by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen)
Produced by agreement with Maurice Rosenfield, Lois F. Rosenfield and Cindy Pritzker, Inc.
Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN 2021 TOUR DATES
Thursday 21 – Sat 30 January
The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Box Office: 01227 787787
Tues 9 – Sat 13 February
Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Box Office: 08448 11 21 21
Tues 9 – Sat 13 March
Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Box Office: 0115 989 5555
Tues 16 – Sat 20 March
Leeds Grand Theatre
Box Office: 0844 848 2700
Tues 23 – Sat 27 March
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 529 6000
Tues 30 March – Sat 3 April
Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
Box Office: 01702 351135
Tues 6 – Sat 10 April
Box Office: 0844 338 5000
Tues 20 – Sat 24 April
Wales Millennium Centre
Box Office: 029 2063 6464
Tues 27 April – Sat 1 May
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
Box Office: 0114 249 6000
Tues 11– Sat 15 May
His Majesty’s Aberdeen
Box Office: 0844 871 7646
Tues 18 – Sat 22 May
Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
Box Office: 023 8071 1811
Tues 8 – Sat 12 June
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
Box Office: 01274 432 000
PLEASE NOTE THAT FURTHER TOUR DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE
SADLER’S WELLS SEASON INFORMATION
Sadler’s Wells Theatre
London EC1R 4TN
Friday 24 July – Sunday 30 August 2020
Press Night: Thursday 30 July 2020
Evenings: Tuesday – Sunday at 7.30pm
Matinees: Wednesday & Saturday at 2:30pm