Audiences at Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre’s next production may just need to have their hankies at the ready to get them through the show.
This talented group will be presenting Ghost – The Musical, a show which has received world-wide acclaim.
The award-winning film, starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, is often remembered for its iconic potter’s wheel scene, famously performed to The Righteous Brother’s Unchained Melody.
Ghost is a timeless fantasy about the power of love. Walking back to their apartment one night, Sam and Molly are mugged, leaving Sam murdered on a dark street. Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next and unable to leave Molly who he learns is in grave danger. With the help of a phony storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, Sam tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving and protecting her.
The Youth Theatre’s production, featuring a cast of 40 young, extremely talented, performers, is directed by Richard Poynton who has worked with LGYT before on West Side Story and The Phantom of the Opera. Musical Direction is by LGYT’s long running Chairman Oliver Rowe and Choreography by LGYT’s long-time collaborator Jessica Lambert, who recently choreographed CATS.
This is all supported by a fabulous band and stunning costume design by Sue Broad.
Ghost will be the company’s final show in this 30th Anniversary year, a fitting follow-up to April’s Grease and July’s stunning 30th Anniversary Concert.
Ghost – The Musical has been nominated for five Olivier Awards including Best Musical and three Tony Awards and was recently voted the ninth best musical of all time in a radio survey. It has now sold over million tickets world-wide.
LGYT’s alumni member Siobhan Dillon actually starred as the lead character Molly for the show’s final year in the West End – she’s now moved on to star as Ellen in Miss Saigon.
The show at the Lichfield Garrick runs from September 22 to 26. Tickets are available from the box office on 01543 412121 or book by following the link on the youth theatre’s website.