Taking its inspiration from the classic movie, this innovative reimagining will feature an expanded book, new music and original staging.
The Double Academy Award winning movie is a huge success story, both critically and at the box office, where it was the highest grossing film in the year of its release. It starred the late Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn and Whoopi Goldberg and was directed by Jerry Zucker. Bruce Joel Rubin’s script won the Oscar® for Best Original Screenplay and Whoopi Goldberg won the Oscar® for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. The film’s most iconic and moving scene was famously performed to The Righteous Brother’s Unchained Melody, which also features in the musical version. Ghost won numerous other awards and nominations, including being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Film.
Walking back to their apartment late one night a tragic encounter sees Sam murdered and his beloved girlfriend Molly alone, in despair and utterly lost. But with the help of a phony storefront psychic Sam, trapped between this world and the next, tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving her from grave danger…
Bill Kenwright said “GHOST is a story full of hope, and is one of those films which never leaves you. The book by Bruce Joel Rubin and score by Dave Stewart and Glenn Ballad come together wonderfully in one of my favourite new musicals in years.”
Bruce Joel Rubin said “This is a show with such a strong emotional and musical life that it can mould to many visions and interpretations. It can be performed on any scale, and its vibrant heart will still captivate an audience and allows the imagination to flourish. It is purely theatrical in the greatest sense. We are very excited by the potential that the new version holds and elated that it will be launched in the US at The Fulton Theatre, then tour the UK with Bill Kenwright”.
The production tours the UK from 29 August, opening at the New Theatre Wimbledon.
Dates currently on sale at www.kenwright.com. Creative team and casting to be announced.
TOUR DATES 2016
29 August – 10 September Box Office: 0844 871 7646
New Theatre Wimbledon http://www.atgtickets.com/wimbledon
12- 17 September Box Office: 0844 871 3012
Bristol Hippodrome www.atgtickets.com/bristol
19 – 24 September Box Office: 0844 871 3011
26 September – 1 OctoberBox Office: 0844 871 3022
Sunderland Empire atgtickets.com/venues/sunderland-empire
03 – 08 October Box Office: 0844 856 1111
Blackpool Opera Housewintergardensblackpool.co.uk
17 – 22 OctoberBox Office: 029 2087 8889
Cardiff New Theatre www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk
24 – 29 OctoberBox Office: 0844 871 7660
Manchester Palace Theatrewww.atgtickets.com/Manchester
31 October – 5 November Box Office: 0844 871 3020
Oxford New Theatreatgtickets.com/venues/new-theatre-oxford
14 – 19 November Box Office: 0844 848 2700
21 – 26 NovemberBox Office: 0844 871 3014:
28 November – 3 DecemberBox Office: 0115 989 5555
Theatre Royal NottinghamWebsite: http://www.trch.co.uk/
30 January – 4 February Box Office: 0844 871 3023
Princess Theatre Torquaywww.atgtickets.com/venues/princess-theatre-torquay/
27 February – 4 MarchBox Office: 0844 871 7645
New Victoria Wokingwww.atgtickets.com/venues/new-victoria-theatre/
10 – 15 April Box Office: 0844 871 3017
Liverpool Empire atgtickets.com/Liverpool
17 – 22 AprilBox Office: 0844 871 7607
Aylesbury Waterside Theatreatgtickets.com/aylesbury