Two classic musicals will be performed in the luxurious open air grounds at Kilworth House Theatre as the venue announces its new season.
Adapted from the movie of the same name Singin’ In The Rain is to be performed throughout June and into July while the second production is the musical version of Legally Blonde from the end of August into September.
The first show is one of the most loved movies of all time and is packed full of fondly-remembered comedy routines, dance numbers and love ballads.
This light-hearted spoof, set in Hollywood in the 1920s, is packed full of charm, romance and tinseltown glamour.
The show focuses on romantic lead Don Lockwood, his sidekick Cosmo Brown, aspiring actress Kathy Selden and Lockwood’s leading lady Lina Lamont, whose less-than-dulcet vocal tones make her an unlikely candidate for stardom in talking pictures!
It features all the songs from the glorious MGM score including Good Morning, Make ‘em Laugh, You Stepped Out Of A Dream, You Are My Lucky Star and the show-stopping Singin’ In The Rain’
This light-hearted spoof of frantic Hollywood – as the advent of sound changes all the movie making rules - has been described is 24 carat classic entertainment.
The all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy Legally Blonde is the second show to grace the open-air stage.
Perennially perky, University student Elle Woods is a girl who loves to be pampered and shop for the latest all-pink outfits and matching handbags!
However, this seemingly ‘ditsy’ sorority sister is smarter than she seems and when her boyfriend Warner Huntingdon III dumps her for someone “more serious,” Elle sets out to win him back by putting down the credit cards and hitting the books.
Ready to revamp her image and determined to win back her man, Elle goes where no Delta Nu sorority girl has gone before and follows Warner to Harvard Law School!
It has won several major awards including the Best Musical 2011 at the Olivier Awards.
Singin’ In The Rain runs from Wednesday June 3 to Sunday July 19 while Legally Blonde runs from Thursday August 20 to Sunday September 20.
Tickets for both of the shows are on sale and 25,000 tickets have already been sold for both shows.
The theatre has recommended that tickets for the shows are booked sooner rather than later as a number of performances have sold out.
Tickets for both productions are priced from £30 - £38.
They can be booked through the theatre box office by calling 01858 881939 or by visiting www. kilworthhousetheatre.co.uk