Adam Cooper to star in revival of Chichester’s Singin’ in the Rain
Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Singin’ in the Rain is to return to London, with a run at Sadler’s Wells starring Adam Cooper.
It has also been announced that Cooper is to return to Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures after 20 years, to star in a tour of The Red Shoes.
Singin’ in the Rain will play for five weeks in the summer next year, having already played a London season at the Palace Theatre in 2012. It will run at Sadler’s Wells from July 24, 2020, with a press night on July 30.
Cooper, who played Don Lockwood in the show when it ran in Chichester and London, returns to the part for the Sadler’s Wells run.
It will once again be directed by Jonathan Church, with Andrew Wright returning as choreographer.
It is produced by Michael Harrison Entertainment and Jonathan Church Productions.
Cooper will also return to Bourne’s New Adventures to join Ashley Shaw in The Red Shoes.
The tour opens on Monday November 18 at Theatre Royal Plymouth and runs until November 23, before visiting the Lowry in Salford from November 26 to 30. It will then have a seven-week Christmas season at Sadler’s Wells in London.
The show also stars Dominic North,Liam Mower, Michela Meazza, Glenn Graham and Cordelia Braithwaite.
Bourne said: “The return of Adam Cooper after 20 years is a major event in New Adventures history. Through his iconic role as the Swan, Adam is still an inspirational figure for many of my dancers so I am delighted that the current generation of company stars will get the chance to work alongside him in The Red Shoes.”
The production has cinematic designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and projection design by Duncan McLean.
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