Age Restriction: Suitable for children ages 12 and over.
Travelling to a London theatre could involve witnessing any number of west end shows, from plays to musicals, with some of them based on hit movies that we have come to love over the years. With “Shrek the Musical” landing in the capital in 2011, plus ongoing productions like Billy Elliot the Musical continuing to draw in the crowds, this is unlikely to change any time soon. So audiences can relish in more shows making their way to London, with Ghost the Musical amongst the latest names arriving in 2011, featuring Sharon D Clarke in the role originally made famous by Whoopi Goldberg.
Goldberg has been no stranger to the West End herself in the last few years, with Sister Act the Musical becoming another blockbuster show recently (she even made her way to the stage as Mother Superior in the summer of 2010). In that instance it was Patina Miller who took on the role of Deloris Van Cartier, the role Goldberg originally inhabited, and this time around it is Sharon D Clarke who is set to take on an iconic part, portraying the phoney psychic Oda Mae Brown.
It is Brown that the character of Sam turns to when he finds himself in a difficult situation. Just like the hit movie, “Ghost the Musical” follows Sam (originally portrayed by the late Patrick Swayze) as he become trapped between our world and the next as a ghost, following his brutal murder on the streets of New York. Fearing that his girlfriend Molly (originally Demi Moore) is in danger from the same attacker, he realises that he needs to find a way of communicating with her and turns to Brown as a way of doing this. Ultimately, “Ghost the Musical” is about love and the way in which it shapes us in this life and the next.
Sharon D Clarke is a well known stage actress who has appeared in a host of shows, from Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre to We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre. However, she has also appeared in various television programmes, ensuring that those who are unfamiliar with her West End work will recognise her, with credit such as “Holby City” (she portrayed Lola Griffin) and “The Bill”.
Ghost the Musical makes its appearance at the Piccadilly Theatre from Tuesday 19th July 2011 (previews from Wednesday 22nd June 2011).
|Booking From:||Friday, 24th June 2011|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 6th October 2012|
|Matinees:||Thursday and Saturday 2.30 pm|
|Evenings:||Monday to Saturday 7.30 pm|
|Running Time:||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Age Restriction:||Suitable for children ages 12 and over.|