Have fun, sing and get wet

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The award-winning revival of popular post-war musical Singin’ In The Rain, starts its national tour at the Opera House in Manchester on Saturday.

It stars stage and screen leading man Maxwell Caulfield as studio boss R.F. Simpson, pop legend Faye Tozer as starlet Lina Lamont, James Leece as Don Lockwood, Amy Ellen Richardson as Kathy Selden and Stephane Anelli as Cosmo Brown.

Lockwood is a silent movie star with everything he could want but Hollywood is about to change with a new kind of film, where the actors actually talk…and sing...and dance.

This production will now have played to more than 750,000 audience members there, some of whom on the front rows leave the theatre a little wetter than when they arrived!

To achieve that the show uses half a mile of flexible pipe work, a 10 tonne water tank and a water system that creates a downpour from above and flooding from below the stage, ‘raining’ (and recycling) more than 12,000 litres of downpour for each performance. It pours indoors here until November 30.

Box office: 0844 871 3018.

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