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Singin' in the Rain The Musical

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by Josie Harris (subscribe)
Journalism student at Kingston University. Likes tea, two sugars please.
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Singin' in the Rain had been recommended by a friend and it seemed the ideal Christmas present for my mum who I knew loves the 1952 film with Gene Kelly.

So, last week we weaved our way along Shaftesbury Avenue to the Palace Theatre. The roof of the theatre entrance featured an impressive display of different coloured umbrellas and a model of the main character - silent movie star Don Lockwood. The beautiful red brick building is equally as stunning inside as it is out, with ornate carving and cherubs lining the interior of the audience seating.

The musical comedy is set in a time of change. Welcome to 1920s Hollywood, a place where talking movies are becoming the next big thing. Cue trouble for silent movie stars Don Lockwood and his on screen love Lina Lamont. This is until Lockwood meets chorus girl Kathy Seldon who he falls in love with.

No expense was spared when it came to the iconic Singin' in the Rain scene. Just before the interval it was a good way to bring an end to the first half and Adam Cooper (Lockwood) looked like he was having fun ensuring the audience members in the front few rows of the stalls got as wet as possible.

The standout character for me was Lina Lamont, played by Katherine Kingsley who provided several comical moments. However, you could see the whole cast giving it their all and enjoying it at the same time.

The show echoed the film in terms of charm and wit and I thought it was was worth every penny. Andrew Wrights choreography was fantastic and I left fully prepared to tap dance my way home.

Pre-booked tickets for Singin' in the Rain begin at 15 and are available on the official musical website. Day tickets can also be purchased from the box office and cost 25.

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Why? Relive a classic
When: See website for details
Where: The Palace Theatre
Cost: Prices vary
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