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Siobhan Dillon and Mark Evans to join Ghost The Musical
Siobhan Dillon and Mark Evans are joining the cast of Ghost the Musical, as Molly Jensen and Sam Wheat respectively, from 13 Jan 2012 at the Piccadilly Theatre where it is currently booking until 13 Oct 2012.
Siobhan Dillon , was a finalist in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s first reality TV show How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? She went on to make her West End debut as Patty in Grease at the Piccadilly Theatre. Last year she played the role of Vivienne in Legally Blonde The Musical at the Savoy Theatre and she is currently playing Claire in Ex The Musical at the Soho Theatre.
Mark Evans theatre credits include Fiyero in the West End production of Wicked, Troy Bolton in the London production of High School Musical and as Brad Majors in the UK tour of the Rocky Horror Show.
Ghost the Musical opened at the Piccadilly Theatre on 19 Jul 2011, following previews from 24 Jun 2011 to mixed, but mostly reasonable notices from the popular press: THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Has plenty of dazzle." THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Looks set to keep audiences laughing, gasping and sniffing back tears for a long time to come" THE GUARDIAN says, "It mostly lacks: heart and soul."
Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next trying to communicate with his girlfriend Molly through a phoney psychic in the hope of saving her from his murderer.
Directed by Matthew Warchus, the current cast features Richard Fleeshman (Sam Wheat), Caissie Levy (Molly Jensen), Sharon D Clarke (Oda Mae Brown), Andrew Langtree (Carl), Ivan de Freitas (Willie Lopez), Adebayo Bolaji (Subway Ghost), Mark White (Hospital Ghost), Lisa Davina Phillip (Clara) and Jenny Fitzpatrick (Louise).
Ghost the Musical has music and lyrics by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard. Bruce Joel Rubin has adapted his original screen play for the stage.
The creative team features set and costume designs are by Rob Howell, choreography by Ashley Wallen, with musical supervision and arrangements by Christopher Nightingale, illusions by Paul Kieve, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, sound by Simon Baker and projection design by Jon Driscoll.