Singin’ in the Rain to return to London for limited run at Sadler’s Wells next year
Adam Cooper will revive his role in Chichester Festival Theatre’s critically-acclaimed production of Singin’ in the Rain when it transfers to London’s Sadler’s Wells next summer.
Directed by Jonathan Church, the production premiered in Chichester in 2011 with Cooper in the role of Don Lockwood, and went on to transfer to the Palace Theatre in the West End the following year.
The production will now be revived for a short five-week run at Sadler’s Wells in London next summer, running from Friday 24th July 2020.
Based on the screenplay of the original 1952 film by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, the musical features songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, with a score that includes the songs “Make ‘Em Laugh” and “Singin’ In the Rain”.
Church’s production will reunite many of the original Chichester creative team, including choreographer Andrew Wright, designer Simon Higlett and lighting designer Tim Mitchell.
Following the Palace Theatre transfer, Peter Brown wrote in a review for this website: “As a revival, it will be hard to beat.”
It has also been announced today that Cooper will return to Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures to appear in Swan Lake, also at Sadler’s Wells from 3rd December to 19th January.