Robert Powell joins cast of Singin' In The Rain 1 Oct 2012


Robert Powell takes over the role of 'RF Simpson' in Singin' In The Rain, from 1 Oct 2012.

He joins original cast members Adam Cooper (Don Lockwood), Daniel Crossley (Cosmo Brown), Scarlett Strallen (Kathy Selden), Katherine Kingsley (Lina Lamont) and Sandra Dickinson (Dora Bailey & Miss Dinsmore).

Robert Powell's tv credits playing the title role in Franco Zefferelli's Jesus of Nazareth. He played CEO Mark Williams in the BBC's Holby City for six years and David Briggs in the BBC's The Detectives opposite Jasper Carrott. On film Powell played Richard Hannay in 1978 film version of The Thirty Nine Steps as well as roles in Tommy, Harlequin, The Jigsaw Man and Jane Austen in Manhattan.

Singin' In The Rain, directed by Jonathan Church, opened at the West End's Palace Theatre on 15 Feb 2012, following previews from 4 Feb 2012, and is now taking bookings to 31 Aug 2013.

It has songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. The original screenplay and adaptations are by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

It is choreographed by Andrew Wright, lighting by Tim Mitchell, sound by Matt McKenzie, designed by Simon Higlett and produced by Stage Entertainment/Chichester Festival Theatre.

Don Lockwood is a silent movies star with everything he could want - fame, adulation and even a well-publicised ‘romance’ with his co-star Lina Lamont. But Hollywood is about to change forever. There is rumour in the studio of a new kind of film, where the actors actually talk… and sing... and dance.

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