Poster SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - November 1999

The story is about a dashing, smug but romantic silent film star and matinee idol (Don Lockwood) and his glamorous blonde screen partner (Lina Lamont) who are expected by studio heads, to pretend to be romantically involved with each other. They are also pressured by the studio boss R.F. Simpson to change their silent romantic drama (The Duelling Cavalier) and make their first sound picture, renamed as the musical The Dancing Cavalier.

There's one serious problem however - the temperamental Lina Lamont has a shrill New York accent. Don's ex-song-and-dance partner (Cosmo) proposes to turn the doomed film into a musical, and suggests that Don's aspiring actress and dancer girlfriend (Kathy Selden) dub in her singing voice behind the scenes for lip-synching Lina. The results of their scheming to expose the jealous Lina and put Kathy in a revealing limelight provide the film's expected happy resolution.

The 1952 film version starred Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor.

Don Lockwood Tony Bryant
Cosmo Brown Alan Jenkins
Kathy Selden Jane Pegler
Lina Lamont Jan Mather
R F Simpson John Haig
Roscoe Dexter Steve Guermonprez
Dora Bailey Carole Gennings
Rod Garry Sherrington
Miss Dinsmore Kate Langrish
Male Voice Coach Ian Gardner
Tenor Brian Sweatman
Sid Phillips Dennis Redding
Policeman Jonathan Shirlaw
Gentlemen's Chorus Tony Collins, Ian Gardner, Ian Hanney, Dave Moignard, Mike Naylor, Bill Price, Steve Reading, Jonathan Shirlaw, Gerry Smith, Brian Sweatman, Barry Tester, Pete Croucher.
Ladies Chorus Sonia Atkinson, Claire Broadley, Natalie Frank, Margaret McIntyre, Trish Pring, Rhian Roberts, Emma Rogers, Linda Smither, Annie Teahan, Sandra Tucker, Laura Underwood, Sue Wright
Dancers Caroline Archer, Tanya Bourner, Julia Brown, Rachel Bundy, Charlotte Camp, Jenny Edwards, Gemma Freake, Kerry Joyce, Sarah Lockhart, Peta Mewett, Lisa Partridge, Helen Stoddart, Laura Whitfield, Katryna Townley
Producer & Choreographer Audrey Pring
Musical Director Alan Pring
Producer's Assistant Julia Brown
Official Accompanist Jean Porter
Stage Director Colin D Justice
Stage Manager Michael Williams
Assistant Stage Managers George Hyde & Lee Stoddart
Stage Crew Steve Halfpenny, Steve Bundey, Peter Langrish, Roy Luke, Ian Matthews, Chris Munday, Rees Scrivener, George Philpott, Tom Potts, Simon Roe, Marc Scott, Mark Fairclough, Ron Hasker, Edward Hasker, Matt Merritt
Head Flyman Bic
Fly Crew Norman Price, Kate Evans, Tony Lee-Wright, Gary Townley
Sound Mitchell Sound (Steve & Kathy Oldfield)
Lighting Design Ian & Theresa Pratt
Property Mistress Maureen Francis
Property Assistants Sheila Stoddart, Yvonne Jenkins, Sheila Justice, Emily Street, Sally White
Wardrobe Co-ordinator Carole Gennings
Hair and Make-up Christine Wenzel
Hair and Make-up Assistants Rose Luke, Marion Williams
Publicity Steve Guermonprez, Alan Jenkins, Sarah Lockhart, Jane Pegler
Front of House Photographs Ivan Saunders
Programme Design & Production Steve Guermonprez
Calamity Jane cover design Guy Smither
Ticket Controller Anita Waterhouse
Ticket Assistants Pat Wallace and Linda Smither
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Percussion George Race
Piano Paul Mizen
Reed 1 Paul Styles
Reed 2 David Anderson
Reed 3 Colin Campbell
Reed 4 Malcolm Kennard
Trumpet 1 Roger Hammond
Trumpet 2 Ian McKenzie
Trombone 1 Huw Llewelyn
Trombone 2 Dave Thomas
Bass Stewart Gay