What a glo­ri­ous feel­ing...

Fol­low­ing the ac­claimed 2014 pro­duc­tion of Grease, Wy­combe Swan Sum­mer Youth Pro­ject re­turns this year with one of the world’s best loved mu­si­cals Sin­gin’ in the Rain. Camilla Good­man finds out more

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DOZENS of tal­ented young ac­tors will blow au­di­ences away next month with their pro­duc­tion of a much-loved clas­sic mu­si­cal. Wy­combe Swan Sum­mer Youth Pro­ject’s pro­duc­tion of Sin­gin’ In The Rain will take place at the Wy­combe Swan on Fri­day, Au­gust 21 to Sun­day, Au­gust 23.

Grab your rain­coat and um­brella, as up to 200 lo­cal young peo­ple come to­gether with a pro­fes­sional cre­ative team to cre­ate a glo­ri­ous pro­duc­tion in just two amaz­ing weeks in Au­gust.

The pro­ject also in­cludes 25 tech­ni­cal places for young peo­ple who will build the sets and pro­vide stage man­age­ment, light­ing, sound and props.

Young peo­ple from all over Buck­ing­hamshire, Berk­shire, Ox­ford­shire and be­yond gather for two ex­tra­or­di­nary weeks; work­ing with a pro­fes­sional cre­ative team in or­der to put to­gether a leg­endary show on Wy­combe Swan’s main stage.

This prom­ises to be a show that showers you with the best-loved mu­si­cal num­bers, which con­tin­ues Wy­combe Swan Sum­mer Youth Pro­ject’s rep­u­ta­tion of putting on pro­fes­sional shows to a packed theatre.

One of the world’s best-loved mu­si­cals Sin­gin’ In The Rain tells the story of the first Hol­ly­wood mu­si­cal, Mon­u­men­tal Pic­tures’ and their silent-film ro­man­tic cou­ple Don Lock­wood and Lina Lamont.

In a time when the sil­ver screen found its voice, Don and Lina per­son­ify smoul­der­ing pas­sions on-screen, whilst in real life the downto-earth Lock­wood can’t stand the brain­less Lamont. Lock­wood prefers the com­pany of as­pir­ing ac­tresses Kathy Selden.

Watch­ing these in­trigues from the side-lines is Cosmo Brown, Don’s best pal and on-stage pi­anist.

Cosmo is pro­moted to mu­si­cal di­rec­tor of Mon­u­men­tal by stu­dio head R.F. Simp­son when the talk­ing pic­ture revo­lu­tion com­mences.

Don has no trou­ble adapt­ing to the mi­cro­phone, how­ever, Lina does not adapt as well and hasn’t quite got the singing voice that is needed for the film.

This spec­tac­u­lar show is packed full of charm, ro­mance, com­edy and Tin­sel­town glam­our. With the iconic songs Good Morn­ing, Make ‘Em Laugh, Moses Sup­poses and of course the ti­tle song Sin­gin’ In The Rain , this year’s Sum­mer Youth Pro­ject is guar­an­teed to thrill au­di­ences and leave ev­ery­one toe-tap­ping the night away with glo­ri­ous feelin.’

Tick­ets to Sin­gin’ In The Rain cost from £13 to £16.50. A £1.50 book­ing fee ap­plies. For tick­ets call 01494 512 000 or visit www.wycombeswan. co.uk.

Af­ter the suc­cess of Grease last year, Wy­combe Swan Sum­mer Youth Pro­ject will re­hearse and per­form Sin­gin’ In The Rain in just two weeks, with shows to the public start­ing on Fri­day, Au­gust 21

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