What a glorious feeling… it’s Singin’ in the Rain

It’s been the wettest February on record… so what better time to announce that the Olivier award-nominated production of Singin’ in the Rain will be arriving in Edinburgh in early 2021?

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This production of Singin’ in the Rain opened at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2019, before a transfer to London which received huge critical acclaim and four Olivier Award nominations.

It played to more than 750,000 people on its original run, some leaving the theatre a little wetter than when they arrived! In fact, the iconic rain scenes:

  • Uses 6000 litres of water, equivalent to 5 tonnes (here's a list of things which also weigh 5 tonnes: 2 Rhinos, 11 Grand Pianos or 30 Panda Bears!)
  • Uses over 100 metres of heavy-duty rubber hose
  • Takes 15 minutes to drain. Afterwards it is recovered, it is then recycled, cleaned and used again
  • Heats the water to 37 degrees for performer comfort!

Singin’ in the Rain features songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, including Make ‘em Laugh, Good Morning, Moses Supposes and Singin’ in the Rain. Original screenplay and adaptations are by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Reuniting the original Chichester production team, Singin’ in the Rain will be directed by Jonathan Church, with Olivier Award-nominated choreography by Andrew Wright. The production is designed by Simon Higlett, with lighting by Tim Mitchell.

The stage production of Singin’ in the Rain is based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, regularly voted the most popular film musical of all time.

Catch Singin’ in the Rain at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre from Tue 23 - Sat 27 March 2021, Tickets will go on sale to Friends from Mon 20 April 2020, and on General Sale from Mon 27 April

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