Singer and actress Sarah Harding has been named as the new star of the upcoming tour of Ghost The Musical. She makes her stage debut, as Molly, this autumn in Bill Kenwright’s new production opposite Hollyoaks’ Andy Moss as Sam.
Taking its inspiration from the classic movie, this innovative reimagining will feature an expanded book, new music and original staging, and will tour the UK this autumn, opening at the New Wimbledon Theatre on Seprember 1 September.
For over ten years Sarah Harding was part of one of the most successful pop acts in UK history, Girls Aloud. Her acting credits include Bad Day, Freefall, Run For Your Wife, Coronation Street and St Trinians 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold.
Sarah Harding said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be making my theatre debut in Ghost – The Musical. The film is one of my all-time favourites, so to get the opportunity to play Molly in the new production is a huge honour for me and I can’t wait to get started!”
Andy Moss is best-known for starring as Rhys Ashworth in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, a role he played for eight years. His credits also include Cutting It, Coronation Street and most recently he appeared as Paul Cuthbert in the long running BBC soap opera Doctors.
The Double Academy Award winning movie, which starred the late Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn and Whoopi Goldberg, 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.
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 phoney 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.”
UK TOUR DATES 2016
September 1-10, New Theatre Wimbledon September 12-17, Bristol Hippodrome September 19-24, Birmingham Alexandra September 26-October 1, Sunderland Empire October 3-8, Blackpool Opera House October 17-22, Cardiff New Theatre October 25-29, Manchester Palace Theatre October 31-November 5, Oxford New Theatre November 8-12, Dublin, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre November 14-19, Leeds Grand November 21-26, Edinburgh Playhouse November 28-December 3, Theatre Royal Nottingham.