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Palace Theatre’s Singin’ In The Rain the Latest Show to Close in the West End

Friday, 5th Apr 2013  

Following the Announced Closure of Great Expectations, Another West End Show Reveals Its End-Date in the Capital

Earlier this week it was announced that Great Expectations would be closing its doors early in the West End and now another show has joined the list of production packing their bags and heading away from the capital.

Singin’ In The Rain will not be cutting its run short, but it will not be extending its booking period beyond June. After that month it is set to head out on a UK tour (the reverse of the above show, which originated on tour before landing at the Vaudeville Theatre).

Singin’ In The Rain is based on the famous 1950s MGM musical movie, which saw Gene Kelly and others portray Hollywood stars of the silent era. The current cast of the Palace Theatre version of the show includes Adam Cooper, Louise Bowden, Stephane Annelli and Jennifer Ellison. The latter was once of the latest cast members to be announced for the production when it was last in the news in January when a host of new casting announcements were made.

The plot sees Dan Lockwood (Cooper) face a huge dilemma when the ‘talkies’ take over from silent movies in the 1930s with Cooper’s co-star cursed with a squeaky voice that will not translate well with audiences. He will have to find a way of rescuing his career fast.

The stage musical boasts 12,000 litres of water used during the iconic ‘Singin in the Rain’ scene, which remains one of the most famous parts of the original movie. Audiences on the front row of the show have been warned, since the show opened, that they might get a little wet.

Lately various other shows have also extended their runs in the capital, with The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time extending to January 2014 and Potted Potter adding extra dates in April.

Singin’ In The Rain continues at the Palace Theatre for the time being, but it will close its doors on Saturday 8th June 2013, though a replacement show is yet to be announced.

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