It’s the roaring ’20s and silent movie stars are the biggest names in the world. Don Lockwood has it all, a string of hit films and a studio-engineered romance with the most beautiful actress in town. But with the new phenomenon of the talking picture on the way and a chance meeting with a talented young chorus girl set to steal his heart, things are about to change for Don and for Hollywood forever. With all the charm, romance, comedy and tinsel town glamour of one of the world’s best-loved films, Jonathan Church’s brand new production features a glorious score including the classics Good Morning, Make ‘em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the legendary Singin’ in the Rain. With stylish, soaring choreography from Andrew Wright and Simon Higlett’s sumptuous set design, Singin’ in the Rain will shower you with everything you could ever want in a hit West End musical!
I’m bumping this post up the priority list because there are only two performances left of the spectacle that is Singin’ in the rain in London as it closes tomorrow! (I have no idea why!) The Palace Theatre is another of those that issues day tickets for the front seats for £25 (I’m not certain exactly how many there are) these seats are in what is known as the splash zone, so if you go, prepare to get wet! Not wanting to risk turning up and not getting a ticket I opted to purchase mine through LastMinute.com and was able to get a seat in the Grand Circle for just £29.50. Usually I would try to stick to the stalls but I’m glad I didn’t this time, just look at that view!
I have to confess that I’ve never seen the movie so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the show except of course that famous scene of the lead erm… singing in the rain which they somehow manage to recreate on stage with the help of a sunken stage and some sprinklers. It was a fun and engaging story enjoyed by all and the reprisal at the end with all of the cast getting stuck in to splashing the audience below really was a sight to behold.
So if you find yourself at a loose end tomorrow why not pop along to the Palace Theatre to see if you can grab yourself an elusive seat at one of the last two performances.