GIRLS Aloud’s Sarah Harding makes her stage debut as Molly, opposite Andy Moss - who played Rhys Ashworth Hollyoaks - as Sam in Ghost at the Playhouse, next week.
Bill Kenwright’s new production of the timeless story of love, despair and hope takes its inspiration from the classic movie and features an expanded book, new music and original staging.
Walking back to their apartment one night a tragic encounter sees Sam murdered and his girlfriend Molly alone and in despair.
But with the help of a phony storefront psychic, Sam, trapped between this world and the next, tries to communicate with Molly to save her from grave danger...
Kenwright says, “Ghost is a story full of hope, and is one of those films which never leaves you.”
With book and lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin and music and lyrics by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, Ghost is based on the Paramount Pictures film also written by Rubin.
The Double Academy Award winning movie was 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.
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 moment was famously performed to The Righteous Brothers’ Unchained Melody, which also features in the musical.
West End musical theatre star Jacqui Dubois, who appeared with the original London casts of Rent and Children of Eden, and in The Lion King will play Oda Mae Brown, the part made famous Whoopi Goldberg.
Ghost, Playhouse, Greenside Place, next Monday-Saturday, 7.30pm (matinees 2.30pm), £14.90-£52.90, 0844-871 3014