Former Holby City and Jesus Of Nazareth star Robert Powell will join the cast of Singin' In The Rain at the West End’s Palace Theatre from 1 October.
The film and TV star, who also appeared opposite Jasper Carrott in comedy The Detectives will star as studio boss RF Simpson opposite Adam Cooper, Daniel Crossley and Olivier Award-nominees Scarlett Strallen and Katherine Kingsley. The news that Powell will take join the cast coincides with the announcement that the show has extended booking until February 2013.
Commenting on his new appointment in the breezy West End hit, Powell said: "I’m delighted to be back in the West End and joining this classic musical. On the night I went to see it, from the minute the curtain went up I knew it was a show for me and I’m thrilled to be working with such a talented company.
Singin' The The Rain is based on the classic MGM / Gene Kelly movie musical, and tells the story of silent movie star Don Lockwood and his fellow actors as they strive to make the switch to talking pictures.