Richard Fleeshman to join Ghost The Musical
Richard Fleeshman has been announced for the role of Sam Wheat in the new production of Ghost The Musical.
Based on the 1990 film, the new musical will see the former Coronation Street actor perform in the role that was made famous by Patrick Swayzee.
Telling the story of a man who can contact his lover after being killed in a mugging, the show will first open to audiences in the North West as it enjoys an initial run in the Manchester Opera House from March 28th to May 14th 2011.
It will then transfer to London's Piccadilly Theatre, where it will open on July 19th following previews from June 22nd.
The production, which will also star Caissie Levy playing the character of Molly Jensen, is scheduled to stay at the West End theatre until January 28th 2012.
Fleeshman first joined Coronation Street aged 12 in the role of Craig Harris. He won the ITV1 programme Soapstar Superstar in 2006 where he had the chance to showcase his singing skills for the first time.
By Jemma Howard