GHOST THE MUSICAL
RETURNS TO THE UK
UNCHAINED AND REIMAGINED, THE MUSICAL PRODUCTION BASED ON THE MUCH-LOVED MOVIE MASTERPIECE WILL TOUR FROM JANUARY 2019 COMING TO CURVE 29 JAN – 2 FEB
Bill Kenwright’s ‘BEAUTIFUL’ and ‘SPECTACTULAR’ production of GHOST – THE MUSICAL returns to the UK in 2019, following a spectacular international tour in Dubai, Istanbul and Trieste. The 2019 UK tour opened on Tuesday 8 January 2019 at Churchill Theatre, Bromley.
The double Academy Award-winning movie Ghost 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 alongside 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.
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.”
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”.
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 Oda Mae Brown, 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…
Rebekah Lowings (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar) will join Bill Kenwright’s production of this timeless story of love, despair and hope in the part of Molly alongside Niall Sheehy (Titanic The Musical, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Wicked) as Sam.
West End musical theatre star Jacqui Dubois (original London cast of Rent and Children of Eden, other credits include The Lion King, Fela and most recently People, Places and Things) returns to play ‘Oda Mae Brown’, the part made famous in the film by Whoopi Goldberg.
Sergio Pasquariello (Original London cast of Heathers the Musical, other credits include West Side Story, Les Miserables) plays ‘Carl’ alongside Jules Brown as ‘Willie’, James Earl Adair with his haunting performance as the ‘Hospital Ghost’ and Lovonne Richards as the ‘Subway Ghost’. Jochebel Ohene Maccarthy plays ‘Louise’ and Sadie-Jean Shirley is ‘Clara’. Completing the cast is Chanelle Anthony, Josh Andrews, Samantha Noel, Charlotte-Kate Warren, Kage Douglas and Michael Ward.
BILL KENWRIGHT presents
GHOST – THE MUSICAL
Book and Lyrics by BRUCE JOEL RUBIN
Music and Lyrics by DAVE STEWART AND GLEN BALLARD
Based on the Paramount Pictures film written by BRUCE JOEL RUBIN
Directed by Bob Tomson
Choreographed by Alistair David
Designed by Mark Bailey
Lighting Designed by Nick Richings
Sound Designed by Dan Samson
60 Rutland St, Leicester LE1 1SB
Twitter: @CurveLeicester Facebook: /CURVEtheatreLeicester Instagram: @Curve_Leicester
Ticket Office: 0116 242 3595
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm (6pm non-performance days)
Sunday: one hour before the performance
Curve is run by Leicester Theatre Trust Limited, a registered charity (no. 230708). We gratefully acknowledge and welcome the continued support of and partnership with the above organisations:
Almost one million people annually engage with Curve through performances and projects at our home in Leicester, across the UK and internationally. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Chris Stafford and Artistic Director Nikolai Foster, Curve has developed a reputation for producing, programming and touring a bold and diverse programme of musicals, plays, new work, dance and opera. All of this presented alongside a dynamic mix of community engagement, artist development and learning programmes, which firmly places audiences, artists and communities at the heart of everything we do.
Recent Made at Curve productions include Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, the world-premiere of Dougal Irvine’s adaptation of Riaz Khan’s Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual, the Curve Young Company and Community production of Joseph Stein’s Fiddler on the Roof, the world première production of An Officer and a Gentleman (& on national tour), Leslie Bricusse’s Scrooge, the world première of Amana Fontanella Khan’s Pink Sari Revolution, adapted by Purva Naresh (with Belgrade Theatre Coventry, English Touring Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds); a major revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard (& UK tour), Winner – Best Musical, Manchester Theatre Awards and Best Regional Production, WhatsOnStage Awards; the world premiere of Ravi Shankar’s opera Sukanya (co-produced with the Royal Opera House & London Philharmonic Orchestra); the 50th anniversary production of Joe Orton’s What the Butler Saw (with Theatre Royal Bath); Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey’s Grease (also in Dubai) and a production of Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine, adapted by David Wood (co-produced with Rose Theatre Kingston & on tour).
Rebekah Lowings’ (Molly) theatre credits include; Lady Isabel in Knights of the Rose (Arts Theatre); Featured ensemble/cover Alice in Dick Whittington (London Palladium); Tashtigo in Moby Dick (Union Theatre); Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar (UK and International Tour); Julie in Theory of Relativity (Drayton Arms); Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK tour); and soloist at the 2015 Whatsonstage Awards (Prince of Wales). Her theatre credits whilst training include; Meg in Little Women, Maureen in Rent, Ellie/Ariadne in Waterbabies, ensemble in Twang and workshops including; Sara-Jane Moore in Assasins, ensemble in Payback. TV credits include Mr Selfridge And Call the Midwife (itv)
Niall Sheehy’s (Sam) theatre credits includes: Titanic the musical (Charing Cross Theatre, West End and UK Tour), Pure Imagination (St James), Miss Saigon (Prince Edward), Les Misérables (Queens), Spamalot (UK tour), Wicked (Apollo Victoria), Anglo: The Musical (Bord Gáis, Dublin), The Beauty Queen Of Leenane (International Theatre, Frankfurt), The Route To Happiness (Landor), A Man Of No Importance (Union & Arts transfer). His concert credits include: Let’s Hear It For The Boys (Grove), Cool Rider (Lyric), West End Presents (Norwich Playhouse), West End International’s The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (European arena tour), Hits of the Westend (Spotlight productions), Edges (Delfont Room). Niall’s screen credits include: Mooney (Ravencrest Productions) &The Exile Files (Creedo Productions). Niall was a finalist on ITV’s Superstar. His workshops include: The Commitments, The Last Maharajah, The Clockmaker’s Daughter.
Jacqui Du Bois (Oda Mae) is delighted to be reprising the role of Oda Mae. Her theatre credits include: Me and My Girl at Chichester Festival Theatre Beginners at The Unicorn, Oda Mae in Ghost The Musical on a National Tour, People Places and Things at The National Theatre and Wyndhams and on Broadway, Emile and The Detectives at The National Theatre, The Kate Bush Concerts at The Apollo Fela for the National Theatre, Sadlers Wells, a world Tour including Broadway, Looking For Obama The Bristol Old Vic, The Harder they Come at The Barbican and The Playhouse in The West End, and on tour to America and Canada. Robin Hood in Cardiff. Fame at both the Shaftesbury and Cambridge Theatre; Aunt Em in The Wizard Of Oz (Leicester Haymarket); Nettie Fowler in Carousel (Chichester) Shenzi & Rafiki in The Lion King (Lyceum).The original London casts of The Full Monty, All You Need is Love, Rent, Sophisticated Ladies and Children of Eden. Showboat (Austria); Peacemaker, the Cabaret of Dr Caligari, Little Shop of Horrors (London Bubble Theatre); Dick Whittington (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham); The Boys from Syracuse (Crucible, Sheffield); Little Shop of Horrors (Haymarket, Leicester); Blues In The Night (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch); Sweet Lorraine (Firestation, Oxford); Crazy Dance (Frankfurt); Peer Gynt (Barbican); Carmen Jones (European Tour), JFK (Olympia, Dublin); Rent (Olympia, Dublin); Anasi Steals The Wind (Talawa). Her screen credits include: Hedda Gabler playing Bertha. Pigsty, Blue Peter and Wogan (BBC); Prime Time; Spanish TV Awards; RTE Short Cuts (Dublin); Bye Bye Inkhead. Her workshops include Gone with the Wind for Trevor Nunn. Her radio credits include BBC Concert night. She is a session singer for Nomad; La Toya Jackson; Urban Shakedown; Jam and Spoon; Dance To Trance; Bass X; Digital Orgasm; T.S.O.S.F. (Solar Funk); Puff Daddy (Wembley Arena).
Sergio Pasquariello’s (Carl) theatre credits include: Bandleader in Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, New York) Tommy/Pvt. Bonner in From Here to Eternity (Ogunquit Playhouse, USA), Combeferre in Les Misérables (Music Theatre West, California), Tony in West Side Story (Lambs Players Theatre, USA), Paul Hornung in Lombardi (Palace Theatre, Wisconsin), Enjolras in Les Misérables (Sharon Playhouse, USA), Ethan in Murder At The Gates (Peter Dubois and Steven Sater), Fritz in Swiss Family Robinson (New York Music Theatre Festival, NYC, Les Misérables in Concert (Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles).
Jules Brown’s (Willie Lopez) theatre credits include: Treasure Island (Leicester Haymarket Theatre), Out of Order (UK Tour), A Land Without People (Courtyard Theatre), Aladdin (Grove Theatre), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Questors Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Charing Cross Theatre), A Season before the tragedy of Macbeth (Camden People’s Theatre), The Merchant of Venice (Brownsea Open Air Theatre), Look Back in Anger (Lincoln Drill Hall), Cinderella (UK Tour), Two (Edinburgh Fringe). His screen credits include: The Rook (Lionsgate/Starz), Let’s be Evil (Posterity Pictures), 2:hrs (Makelight Productions) and workshops: The Cut (Theatre Royal Haymarket). His short film credits include: Bad Acid, Not Waving, Dad’s Taxi, The Iraq Diaries, Lullaby in Midnight City, The Director. His credits while training include: The Seagull, End Game, Medea, Richard III, The Venetian Twins, The Three Penny Opera, South Pacific. Jules is also a keen writer and filmmaker, in 2013 he was awarded funding from the BFI through Film London’s production program: London Calling.
James Earl Adair’s (Hospital Ghost) theatre credits include: Ross in ‘The Elephant Man’ Andrew Wyke in ‘Sleuth’, Frank in ‘Educating Rita’, Long John Silver in ‘Treasure island’, Erronius in ‘A Funny Thing Happened…’, Rovak in The Stripper, Eric in ‘Bouncers’, Sgt. Rough in ‘GASLIGHT’ Fagin in ‘It’s a fine life’ Friar Lawrence in ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Alfieri in ‘A View From the Bridge’, Aegeon in ‘The Comedy of Errors’, (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch), Peter in ‘No Sex Please, We’re British’ (The Strand), Dr.Prospero in the Olivier award winning ‘Return to the Forbidden Planet’ (The Savoy), Gandalf in ‘The Hobbit’ (The Queen’s), Mr. Myers in ‘Fame The Musical’ (Prince of Wales), Hipockets Duncan in ‘Buddy’ (The Strand), Duke in ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight’ (The Phoenix), Scotch Gordon in ‘The Villains’ Opera’. (Royal National Theatre), Slim in ‘Of Mice and Men’, Gerry in ‘No Trams to Lime Street’ and Sheriff of Nottingham in ‘Robin, Prince of Sherwood’. (Liverpool Playhouse), Sidney Claus in ‘Horrible Christmas’ (Birmingham Stage), Hans Christian Anderson in ‘The Little Mermaid’ (Riverside Studios), Jacob Marley in ‘SCROOGE’ (National Tours,) King Arthur in ‘The Quest’ (Queen’s Festival, Belfast), Harris in ‘The Long Burrow’ (Frankham Open Air Theatre), Tom in ‘My Fat Friend’ (Churchill Theatre, Bromley), Tranio in ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ (Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury), Bassanio in ‘Shylock’ (Edinburgh Festival), Joseph in ‘Follow The Star’ (Chichester) and Cable in ‘South Pacific’ (Haymarket Theatre, Leicester), Grimsdyke in ‘Doctor in the House’ (Canadian tour) and the world tour of ‘Carry on Barbara’ , Joseph in ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’ and Jesus in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ (UK Tours). His feature films include; Made Of Honor and Where We Belong and his TV Credits include: ‘Watch ‘ (BBC Schools) ‘Morecambe and Wise’ (Christmas special) Suetonius Paullinius in ‘Warrior Women’ and Charles Dickens in ‘Venice’. James’ writing credits: ‘Drive Your Road’ (Borderline Theatre Company). He also devised and taught a creative writing course for the inmates of Oxford Prison.
Lovonne “Zeus” Richards (Subway Ghost), is a dancer, performer, author and spoken word poet. His professional dance career began in 2004 after winning the national award in the “Solo/Duet” category of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission annual dance competition. Through which he was granted a scholarship to attend the prestigious Edna Manley School of Performing Arts where he trained under the talented Arsenio Andrade and his personal mentor, Marlon Simms. In 2006, he enlisted as a cabaret dancer and entertainer in prominent five-star hotels on the north coast of Jamaica. In 2010, he was appointed Choreographer and Administrative Assistant of an independent dance company that performed at various venues and events within the country. In 2014, he joined Disney’s The Lion King Zebra Tour as an ensemble member, touring the Uk and Europe. Most recently, Lovonne was a part of Secret Cinema’s production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
Jochebel Ohene MacCarthy (Louise) is a 2018 graduate of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Her theatre credits include: Choir/Ensemble in The Color Purple: In Concert (Tarento Productions); Choir in Abide With Me: FA Cup Final (Wembley); Drummer/Dancer in NFL London Game 4 – Minnesota Vikings VS. Cleveland Browns; Model in African, Caribbean & European Fashion Show & Evening dan (JT Aphrique, Joyce Tetteh). Her credits whilst in training include: Sister Edith in Animus; Witch/Narrator 1 in INTO THE WOODS; Cops/Poor/Ensemble in Urinetown; Frog in Honk!; Diana-Lion Tamer in Spectaculum; Doctor Dreary in Superhero (Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance).
Sadie-Jean Shirley’s (Clara) training include: Arts Educational, Betty Wivell Academy of Performing Arts, The Brit School of Performing Arts and Technology Young Actors Theatre. Her theatre credits include: Dusty Springfield musical (original cast ,UK tour) Disney Aladdin the musical (original west end cast , Prince Edward Theatre) ,Jack and the Beanstalk (Hackney Empire), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (London and tour), A Night at the Musicals (UK tour), How We Kids Roll (‘On a Spree’ New Writers Night), Cinderella (Fairfield Halls, Croydon), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Shaw Theatre), The Witches of Eastwick (New Theatre, The BRIT School), The Wedding Singer (Fairfield Halls, Croydon), Seussical the Musical (Charles Cryer Theatre, Carshalton) and Bugsy Malone (Broadway Theatre, Catford). Her television credits include: Roisin Conaty’s Game Face (channel 4),Disney’s Broadway Hits Royal Albert Hall(Sky Arts),Children in Need (BBC Elstree Studios) and ITV Tonight at the London Palladium (London Palladium).
Chanelle Anthony (Ortisha) trained at Bird College. Her theatre credits includes: Aladdin The Musical (Prince Edward Theatre, West End), Heart Of Hollywood (The O2), Hairspray (Doreen Bird Foundation Theatre), Commonwealth Dance Festival (Rambert Dance Company), The World Cup of Dance – Kieron Donovan and Aida (Studio Theatre, Sidcup). Her film credits include: Overcome, Laura Mvula – Aaron Sillis and her television credits include: The Brit Awards Opening Sequence 2016 (Studio Wayne McGregor), Disney’s Aladdin (Commercial)
Josh Andrews (Detective Biederman) trained at Millennium Performing Arts. His theatre credits include: 42nd Street (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); Annie Get Your Gun (Sheffield Crucible); Cats (UK tour); The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales); Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake (International Tour); Pacific Overtures (Union Theatre); Cats (German/European Tour).
Samantha Noel (Officer Wallace) trained at Bird College for Performing Arts and is thrilled to be joining the tour of Ghost. Her theatre credits include: Gertie Cummings in Oklahoma (Gordon Craig Theatre) Ensemble in The Producers (Gordon Craig Theatre), Rapunzel in Rapunzel (Gordon Craig Theatre), Ensemble in Jack and the Beanstalk (Theatre Royal Windsor), Kara in Santa Claus and the Night before Christmas (Wimbledon Studios), Handmaiden (Cover Narrator) in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour), Lead Vocalist for Headlines (P&O Cruises) and Solo Vocalist for Thomson Gold. College credits include: Hooray for Hollywood!, The Dance of Bollywood, Anita in West Side Story, Chess, Broadway Then and Now, Burlesque and Other Distractions. She would like to thank her family for their constant love, care and support.
Charlotte Kate-Warren’s (Mrs Santiago) theatre credits include The Wizard of Oz (Sheffield Crucible). Her theatre credits while training at Arts Educational Schools: The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Mary in The Life; Jerry Springer The Opera. Concerts: Some Enchanted Evening (Cadogan Hall). Her radio credits include: Friday Night Is Music Night (BBC Radio 2). Her commercial credits include: Colgate, Finish and Heathrow.
Kage Douglas (Orlando) trained at Finch Stage School and Bird College. His theatre credits include: Swing U/S Tito in Dirty Dancing (UK Tour), Sultan of Morocco in Dick Whittington (Birmingham Hippodrome & Manchester Opera House, Qdos Productions), Ensemble U/S Tito in Dirty Dancing (Germany), Jack in Naked Boys Singing (Charing Cross Theatre), Dance Captain in Hair (European Tour), Judah in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (UK Tour), Ensemble in Hair (The Gate Theatre), Ensemble/Chester in Saturday Night Fever (Asian Tour), Ensemble in We Will Rock You (Germany), Ensemble and Aggie Boy in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Ensemble in The Pirates of Penzance (The Shaw Theatre), Mr Black in The Wild Party (Albany Theatre), Ensemble in Aladdin (Qdos, Birmingham Hippodrome), Ensemble in Cinderella (Victoria Theatre, Halifax) Ensemble in Sleeping Beauty (Birmingham Hippodrome, Qdos Productions). His TV & Film Credits include: Featured Dancer in Mamma Mia the Movie (Universal), London Olympics 2012 Opening, Actor on Crimewatch (BBC), Dancer on I’d Do Anything (BBC), Featured Dancer on It’s Now or Never (ITV), Resident Featured Dancer on Top of the Pops Reloaded, Totally Frank (Channel 4), Dancer in Jhoom Bararbar Jhoom. His commercial credits include: Sainburys, McDonalds, Direct Line. His music video credits include: Katie Melua – Two Bare Feet.
Michael Ward (Robert) trained at Liverpool Theatre School (UK) and whilst there performed the roles of Jesus, Godspell; Joey/Eddie, Road; Jamie, Boys Don’t Cry (A short film for Cannes film festival). Michael graduated in 2007, also receiving the ‘Graduate of the Year’ award. His theatre credits include Dancer in Cinderella at the Tameside Hippodrome, Manchester; Tootles in Peter Pan, Grove Theatre, Dunstable. As well as working in children’s Theatre In Education, touring the UK. Michael has directed and choreographed two separate shows, Tomb to Womb, and Mr Vinegar for 2BAAP Theatre Company at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Gad, Dance Captain, and assistant to the choreographer on the UK National tour of Joseph and the amazing technicolour dreamcoat. James, Dance Captain, cover Jesus and Judas on the UK National tour, and German tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. Ensemble, Dance Captain, and Resident Director of the UK National tour of Ghost the Musical. Assistant choreographer of Ghost the musical, MDM Theatre, Moscow.