|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.
|R F Simpson
|Rod, Sound Engineer
|Male Voice Coach
|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
|Jan Scott, Alan Pring
|Deputy Stage Manager
|Dave Churcher, Pete Langrish, George Philpot, Steve Naylor, Marc Scott, Richard Fulstrow, Dave Allport, Paul Beecroft, Jason Legg, Kimberley Joyce
|Norman Price, Kate Evans, Steve Biddlecombe
|Ray & Elizabeth Stead, Meera Galoria
|Sheila Stoddart, Julia Phillpot, Anna Gude
|Anne Tappenden, Hazel Revis
|Salli-Anne Keemer & students of the South Downs College
|Colin D Justice
|Pat Wallace, Maureen Francis, Joan Budd
|Dave Anderson, John Hammond, Roger Hammond, Lara Jelliff, Malcolm Kennard, Huw Llewelyn, Anna Pring, Jan Scott, Steve Tanner, Dave Thomas, Andy Waugh, Jon Yates