Carolyn Maitland will join Bill Kenwright’s production of the timeless story of love, despair and hope, GHOST - THE MUSICAL, in the part of Molly alongside Andy Moss as Sam. Taking its inspiration from the classic movie, this innovative reimagining features an expanded book, new music and original staging, and will continue to tour the UK in 2017, starting at the Orchard Theatre in Dartford on 17 January.
Carolyn’s musical theatre credits include ‘Ellen’ in Miss Saigon (Prince Edward Theatre), ‘Joelle’ in Groundhog Day (Old Vic), ‘Rose’ in From Here to Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre) and ‘Kate’ in Kiss Me Kate (Old Vic, West End & Chichester).
Musician and actor Andy Moss, best known for the role of Rhys Ashworth in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, one he played for 8 years, will continue to wow audiences around the UK as ‘Sam’. His credits also include Cutting It, Coronation Street and most recently he appeared as Paul Cuthbert in the long running BBC soap opera Doctors.
West End musical theatre star Jacqui Dubois (original London cast of Rent and Children of Eden, other credits include The Lion King, Fela and most recently People, Places and Things ) plays ‘Oda Mae Brown’, the part made famous in the film by Whoopi Goldberg. Sam Ferriday (Jersey Boys, Blue Man Group, The Prodigals) plays ‘Carl’, alongside Leo Sene as ‘Willie’, James Earl Adair haunting proceedings as the ‘Hospital Ghost’, and Gary Lee Netley as the ‘Subway Ghost’. Tarisha Rommick plays ‘Louise’ and Simbi Akande ‘Clara’. Completing the cast is Lori Baker, Ethan Bradshaw, Lauren Drew, Matthew Vinetot, Mike Ward and Kelly Hampson.
The Double Academy Award winning movie is a huge success story, both critically and at the box office, where it was the highest grossing film in the year of its release. It starred the late Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn and Whoopi Goldberg and was directed by Jerry Zucker. Bruce Joel Rubin's script won the Oscar® for Best Original Screenplay and Whoopi Goldberg won the Oscar® for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. The film's most iconic and moving scene was famously performed to The Righteous Brother's Unchained Melody, which also features in the musical version.
Walking back to their apartment late one night a tragic encounter sees Sam murdered and his beloved girlfriend Molly alone, in despair and utterly lost. But with the help of a phony storefront psychic, Sam, trapped between this world and the next, tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving her from grave danger…
Bill Kenwright said; “Ghost is a story full of hope, and is one of those films which never leaves you. The book by Bruce Joel Rubin and score by Dave Stewart and Glenn Ballad come together wonderfully in one of my favourite new musicals in years.”
Bruce Joel Rubin said; “This is a show with such a strong emotional and musical life that it can mould to many visions and interpretations. It can be performed on any scale, and its vibrant heart will still captivate an audience and allows the imagination to flourish. It is purely theatrical in the greatest sense. We are very excited by the potential that the new version holds”.
BILL KENWRIGHT presents
GHOST – THE MUSICAL
Book and Lyrics by BRUCE JOEL RUBIN
Music and Lyrics by DAVE STEWART AND GLEN BALLARD
Based on the Paramount Pictures film written by BRUCE JOEL RUBIN
Directed by Bob Tomson
Choreographed by Alistair David
Designed by Mark Bailey
Lighting Designed by Nick Richings
Sound Designed by Dan Samson
GHOST – THE MUSICAL | UK TOUR DATES 2017
Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 January Box Office: 01322 220000
Dartford Orchard Theatre Website: www.orchardtheatre.co.uk
Monday 23 – Saturday 28 January Box Office: 01293 553636
Truro, Hall for Cornwall Website: www.hallforcornwall.co.uk
Monday 30 January – Saturday 4 February Box Office: 0844 871 3023
Torquay, Princess Theatre Website: www.atgtickets.com
Monday 6 – Saturday 11 February Box Office: 0114 249 6000
Sheffield Lyceum Theatre Website: www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
Monday 13 – Saturday 18 February Box Office: 01872 262466
Crawley, The Hawth Website: www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk
Monday 20 – Saturday 25 February Box Office: 01792 475715
Grand Theatre, Swansea Website: www.swanseagrand.co.uk
Monday 27 February – Saturday 4 March Box Office: 0844 871 7645
Woking, New Victoria Theatre Website: www.atgtickets.com
Monday 6 – Saturday 11 March Box Office: 01492 872000
Llandudno, Venue Cymru Website: www.venuecymru.co.uk
Monday 14 – Saturday 17 March Box Office: 02380 711811
Southampton, Mayflower Website: www.mayflower.org.uk
Monday 20 – Saturday 25 March Box Office: 0844 871 7649
Regent Theatre, Stoke-on Trent Website: www.atgtickets.com
Monday 27 March – Saturday 1 April Box Office: 0844 871 7648
Glasgow King’s Theatre Website: www.atgtickets.com
Monday 3 – Saturday 8 April Box Office: 01684 892 277
Festival Theatre, Malvern Website: www.malvern-theatres.co.uk
Monday 10 – Saturday 15 April Box Office: 0844 871 3017
Liverpool Empire Website: www.atgtickets.com
Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22 April Box Office: 0844 871 7607
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Website: www.atgtickets.com