Singin’ In The Rain, one of the biggest musicals of all time, is heading for Aberdeen after a glittering run in London’s West End.
The critically-acclaimed show will be at His Majesty’s Theatre from May 11-15 next year and theatre bosses expect a deluge of demand when tickets go on sale.
Aberdeen Performing Arts’ director of programming and creative projects, Ben Torrie, said: “Oh what a glorious feeling to have this classic musical coming to His Majesty’s Theatre – we can’t wait to see the iconic show on the stage in Aberdeen!”
The stage production of Singin’ in the Rain is based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie, regularly voted the most popular film musical of all time.
It features songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, including Make ‘em Laugh, Good Morning, Moses Supposes and Singin’ in the Rain.
This stage production of Singin’ in the Rain opened at Chichester Festival Theatre and extended due to unprecedented public demand, before a transfer to London which received huge critical acclaim and four Olivier Award nominations.
It played to more than 750,000 people…. some leaving the theatre a little wetter than when they arrived! In fact the iconic rain scenes use 6,000 litres of water, equivalent to five tonnes, uses more than 100 metres of heavy duty rubber hose, and takes 15 minutes to drain. Afterwards it is recovered, it is then re-cycled, cleaned and used again. The water is heated to 37 degrees for performer comfort.
Tickets go on sale on Thursday March 19 to Friends of APA and on general sale on Friday, March 20 and are available here.