Poster SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - May 2008

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 Steve Reading
Cosmo Brown Alan Jenkins
Kathy Selden Helen Stoddart
Lina Lamont Peta Mewett-Reading
R F Simpson Bill Price
Roscoe Dexter Steve Guermonprez
Dora Bailey Jane Pegler
Rod, Sound Engineer Pete Westmorland
Male Voice Coach Andy Mayfield
Zelda Zanders Elouise Standen
Tenor Brian Sweatman
Young Don Harry Fielder
Young Cosmo Zac Watts
Miss Dinsmore Myra Jones
Wardrobe Mistress Julia Brown
Gentlemen's Chorus Tom Hudson, Cliff Jones, Andy Mayfield, Gordon Woodley
Ladies Chorus & Dancers Sonia Atkinson, Sophie Aylton, Francesca Best, Nicky Best, Laura Blake, Julia Brown, Julie Davies, Amy Devine, Emily Dulake, Becky Garrett, Lucy George, Sally Goddard, Lesley Hasker, Emily Huson, Myra Jones, Lauren Kempton, Kate Langrish, Rachel Layton, Val Leopold, Rachel Linden, Sarah Powney, Shelley Price, Trish Pring, Elouise Standen, Sarah Tappenden, Caroline Westmorland, Sue Wright
Producer & Choreographer Audrey Pring
Musical Director Alan Pring
Rehearsal Accompanists Jan Scott, Alan Pring
Stage Manager Michael Williams
Deputy Stage Manager Lee Stoddart
Stage Crew Dave Churcher, Pete Langrish, George Philpot, Steve Naylor, Marc Scott, Richard Fulstrow, Dave Allport, Paul Beecroft, Jason Legg, Kimberley Joyce
Head Flyman Jason Smith
Fly Crew Norman Price, Kate Evans, Steve Biddlecombe
Sound Nick Allen
Lighting Design Lee Stoddart
Follow Spots Ray & Elizabeth Stead, Meera Galoria
Property Mistress Amanda Knight
Property Assistants Sheila Stoddart, Julia Phillpot, Anna Gude
Wardrobe Anne Tappenden, Hazel Revis
Make-up Salli-Anne Keemer & students of the South Downs College
Publicity Colin D Justice
Ticket Controller Anita Waterhouse
Ticket Assistants Pat Wallace, Maureen Francis, Joan Budd
Orchestra Secretary Rachel Linden
Orchestra Dave Anderson, John Hammond, Roger Hammond, Lara Jelliff, Malcolm Kennard, Huw Llewelyn, Anna Pring, Jan Scott, Steve Tanner, Dave Thomas, Andy Waugh, Jon Yates
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