Singing in the Rain heads for the Sunshine Coast....

Following its recent sell-out season in London's West End, the acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of the musical Singin' in the Rain is coming to the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne from April8-19 next year.
Following its recent sell-out season in London's West End, the acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of the musical Singin' in the Rain is coming to the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne from April8-19 next year.

Following its recent sell-out season in London’s West End, the acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of the musical Singin’ in the Rain is coming to the Congress Theatre next Spring.

It stars stage and screen leading man Maxwell Caulfield as studio boss R.F. Simpson, Coronation Street favourite Vicky Binns as starlet Lina Lamont, James Leece as Don Lockwood and Amy Ellen Richardson as Kathy Selden.

Maxwell said “As a huge fan of the original movie, the chance to bring this story to life on stage is something I couldn’t pass up and it’ll be great visiting some of the beautiful theatres on the tour.”

Don Lockwood is a silent movie star with everything he could want - fame, adulation and 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.

Can Don and the uniquely voiced Lina make the transition and will chorus girl Kathy Selden fulfil her dream of stardom and capture Don’s heart along the way?

Maxwell Caulfield is best known to TV audiences as Mark Wylde in Emmerdale, while Vicky Binns is known to millions as Molly Dobbs, Tyrone’s wife, in ITV’s Coronation Street.

This production of Singin’ The Rain opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre in summer 2011 and extended due to unprecedented public demand. It transferred to the iconic Palace Theatre in the West End in February 2012 where it received huge critical acclaim, four Olivier Award nominations and played to more than 750,000.

Singin’ in the Rain runs at the Congress Theatre from April 8-19.