Ghost - the Musical Materializes in West End, Opening July 19

News   Ghost - the Musical Materializes in West End, Opening July 19
 
Ghost – the Musical, the West End's new stage version of the Academy Award-winning 1990 non-musical film, opens officially at the Piccadilly Theatre July 19, following previews that began June 22 and a prior out-of-town try-out at Manchester's Opera House.

Caissie Levy and Richard Fleeshman
Caissie Levy and Richard Fleeshman Photo by Sean Ebsworth Barnes

Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy, recently seen in the West End in Legally Blonde – the Musical and the imported Broadway company of Hair, respectively, lead the cast as Sam and Molly. The show is directed by Matthew Warchus and has new music and lyrics by Dave Stewart (best known for being part of pop duo The Eurthymics) and Glen Ballard and also features the iconic song "Unchained Melody." Oscar winner Bruce Joel Rubin has adapted his original screenplay for the stage.

Also in the cast are Sharon D. Clarke as Oda Mae Brown and Andrew Langtree as Carl, with Ivan de Freitas (Willie Lopez), Adebayo Bolaji (Subway Ghost), Mark Pearce (Hospital Ghost), Lisa Davina Phillip (Clara) and Jenny Fitzpatrick (Louise). They are joined by ensemble and swing members Jaygan Ayeh, Paul Ayres, Darren Carnall, Rochelle Neil, Michael Peters, Laura Selwood, Yemie Sonuga, Spencer Stafford, Phillipa Stefani, Jez Unwin and Sally Whitehead.

Fleeshman was last seen onstage taking over as Warner Huntington III opposite Sheridan Smith in Legally Blonde The Musical. He is best known on television for his roles in "Coronation Street," in which he played Craig Harris for four years and, more recently, Debbie Horsfield's "All the Small Things" for the BBC. As a musician, Fleeshman was the youngest contestant to win ITV's "Stars in Their Eyes Celebrity Special." Later, in 2006, he won ITV's "Soapstar Superstar." In 2008 he accompanied Elton John on his Summer Stadium and Red Piano tours. His album "Neon" was released in 2007.

Levy has most recently been seen on stage on Broadway and in the West End in the leading role of Sheila in Hair. She made her Broadway debut as Penny Pingleton in HairsprayRent and in 2008 starred as Elphaba in the Los Angeles production of Wicked.

Clarke was last seen in the West End playing Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Other West End credits include playing Mama Morton in Chicago, Killer Queen in We Will Rock You and Rafiki in The Lion King. She was a judge on the BBC's "The Last Choir Standing" and has appeared regularly as Lola Griffin on the BBC series "Holby City." Langtree has starred as Sky in Mamma Mia! in the West End, and also appeared in Blood Brothers and Fame. He appeared at the National Theatre in The Rose Tattoo and also appeared extensively at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre. His TV credits include "Doctors," "Heartbeat," "Cutting It," "Coronation Street" and "Emmerdale."

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 871 7618, or visit www.ghostthemusical.com.

The cast of <i>Ghost: The Musical</i>
The cast of Ghost: The Musical
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