From beyond the grave on the stage
Cult film has been turned into a stage musical and will visit Curve
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 curvetickets.co.uk from between £10 and £45 for evening performances and £10 and £40 for matinees.
Credit: Matt Martin Ghost the Musical