When the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Singin’ in the Rain transferred to the West End in 2012 it went on to be a hit with audiences and receive four Olivier nominations. Now it’s back for a five-week summer season at Sadler’s Wells with Adam Cooper returning to the role of Don Lockwood, made so famous by Gene Kelly in the MGM movie. We think the show will make quite a splash.
Adam Cooper earned critical acclaim for his performance at Chichester and again when the show transferred to London’s Palace Theatre. Cooper is one of the most celebrated stars to perform at Sadler’s Wells, where he has headlined Matthew Bourne’s iconic production of Swan Lake.
After playing at Sadler’s Wells from 24 July to 30 August 2020 (with a press night on 30 July), Singin’ in the Rain will return to Japan. This will be the third season the production has played in the country, where Cooper has also headlined its two previous runs. The musical will play in Tokyo from the end of September 2020.
Singin’ in the Rain features songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed and an original screenplay and adaptations by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Reuniting the original Chichester production team, Singin’ in the Rain will be directed by Jonathan Church, with choreography by Andrew Wright.