The West End production of Ghost, the musical based on the the 1990 film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg, will close at London’s Piccadilly Theatre on 6th October 2012, before starting a UK tour. The show opened in London on 19th July, 2011, following its spring 2011 premiere at the Manchester Opera House.
A timeless story about the power of love, 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. Ghost, based on the Oscar® winning Paramount pictures film, features new music and lyrics as well as the classic Unchained Melody.
Ghost The Musical has music and lyrics by Grammy® award winning Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard as well as featuring the iconic song Unchained Melody. Oscar® winning Bruce Joel Rubin has adapted his original screen play for the stage. Set and costume designs are by Rob Howell, choreography is by Ashley Wallen with musical supervision and arrangements by Christopher Nightingale, illusions by Paul Kieve, lighting by Hugh Vanstone and projection design by Jon Driscoll.
A New York production of Ghost The Musical opened on Broadway in April 2012 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy lead the company as Sam and Molly, reprising the roles they created for the production’s world premiere here in the UK. A further production will open at the Her Majesty's Theatre in Melbourne, Australia, in August 2013.
The full London cast features Siobhan Dillon (Molly Jensen), Mark Evans (Sam Wheat), Sharon D Clarke (Oda Mae Brown), Andrew Langtree (Carl Bruner), Ivan de Freitas (Willie Lopez), Craig Stein (Subway Ghost), Ashley Knight (Hospital Ghost), Lisa Davina Phillip (Clara) and Jenny Fitzpatrick (Louise). They are joined by ensemble and swing members Paul Ayres, Darren Carnall, Samuel Edwards, Callum Francis, Francesca Hoffman, Louise Lawson, Scott Maurice, Spencer O’Brien, Olivia Philip, Jennifer Saayeng, Kirstie Skivington, Spencer Stafford, Rebecca Trehearn, Jez Unwin, Amy Webb and Sally Whitehead.
The closing of Ghost makes way for the previously announced Spice Girls musical, Viva Forever, which will open at the Piccadilly Theatre in December.