From be­yond the grave on the stage

Cult film has been turned into a stage mu­si­cal and will visit Curve

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

THE uber-pop­u­lar Ghost The Mu­si­cal is hit­ting the road once again.

The pro­duc­tion, based on the 1990 film star­ring the late Pa­trick Swayze along­side Demi Moore and Whoopi Gold­berg, will be tour­ing the UK once again in 2019 with a stop in Le­ices­ter.

West End the­atre pro­ducer Ben Ken­wright is at the helm of the pro­duc­tion and said: “Ghost is a story full of hope and is one of those films which never leaves you. The book by Bruce Joel Ru­bin and score by Dave Ste­wart and Glenn Bal­lad come to­gether won­der­fully.”

Bruce Joel Ru­bin added: “This is a show with such a strong emo­tional and mu­si­cal life that it can mould to many vi­sions and in­ter­pre­ta­tions. It can be per­formed on any scale, and its vi­brant heart will still captivate an au­di­ence and al­lows the imag­i­na­tion to flour­ish. It is purely the­atri­cal in the great­est sense.”

As fans of the orig­i­nal film will re­mem­ber, Ghost tells the story of young cou­ple Sam and Molly. Sam is trag­i­cally mur­dered one night as the two walk home to­gether, leav­ing Molly bereft as she at­tempts to grieve her late boyfriend. With a lit­tle help from fake psy­chic Oda Mae Brown, Sam tries to re­con­nect with Molly from be­yond the grave in at­tempt to pro­tect her from im­pend­ing dis­as­ter.

The UK tour stars Re­bekah Low­ings as Demi Moore’s Molly, along­side Niall Sheehy as Pa­trick Swayze’s char­ac­ter Sam. Jac­qui DuBois will play the part orig­i­nally taken on by Whoopi Gold­berg in the film, Oda Mae Brown. The cast also in­cludes Ser­gio Pasquar­iello in the role of Carl, Jules Brown as Wil­lie, James Earl Adair as the hos­pi­tal Ghost and Lovonne Richards play­ing the sub­way Ghost.

Ghost The Mu­si­cal will play at Le­ices­ter’s The Curve on Jan­uary 29 un­til Fe­bru­ary 2, with mati­nee per­for­mances on Jan­uary 30, 31 and Fe­bru­ary 2. Tick­ets are avail­able from curvet­ick­ from be­tween £10 and £45 for evening per­for­mances and £10 and £40 for mati­nees.

Credit: Matt Martin Ghost the Mu­si­cal

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