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Robert Powell in Singin’ In The Rain at the Palace Theatre

Monday, 10th Sep 2012  

Former Star of The Detectives Set to Join Scarlett Srallen, Adam Cooper and More in the West end from October

“Singin’ in the Rain” finds itself back in the spotlight today as the latest casting announcement for the production makes it into the headlines.

Scarlett Strallen, Adam Cooper, Daniel Crossley and Katherine Kingsley are already starring in the show, which opened at the Palace Theatre in February, and now it has emerged that Robert Powell, known for shows like “The Detectives”, “Holby City” and “Jesus of Nazareth”, will be taking on the role of RF Simpson.

“Singin’ in the Rain” is the stage adaptation of the famous movie musical, which starred Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds, among others, in the 1950s. It is set even further back than that; during the transition between the Silent Movie era to the ‘talkies’ in the 1920s. Don Lockwood is one of the stars of the former era and this new way of making movies could threaten his career if his big co-star can’t learn to sing fast! During the course of the story he also meets the beautiful Kathy Seldon and it is her skills that could help him find his way.

Songs include the title track “Singin’ in the Rain” as well as “Good Morning”, “Moses Supposes”, “Make ‘Em Laugh” and more.

Robert Powell is an actor whose career has included both films and television programmes. Today he is perhaps best known for the latter, which has seen him appear in “Holby City” and “The Detectives”, as well as the television film “Jesus of Nazareth”. His other credits include an adaptation of the John Buchan novel “The Thirty Nine Steps” (also adapted as a Hitchcock film and a West End stage production under the title “The 39 Steps”), “The Jigsaw Man”, the film “Harlequin” and the film “What Waits Below”.

“Singin’ in the Rain” was already in the news this week as it announced a booking extension that takes it to Saturday 31st August 2013. Having opened at the Palace Theatre in February 2012 it will ensure that the production enjoys a long run in the West End, where its many fans will have lots of time to pick up theatre tickets.

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