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
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