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Based on the award-winning movie that captured the hearts and imagination of a generation back in the 1990’s, Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre is a rollercoaster ride of romance, comedy, drama and excitement
In Ghost the Musical, young lovers Sam and Molly are mugged on the way back to their apartment, leaving Sam murdered on a dark street. Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next and unable to leave Molly who he learns is in grave danger. With the help of a phony storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, Sam tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving and protecting her.
The amazing special effects and dazzling staging in Ghost the Musical are by the multi award-winning Paul Kieve (Inner Magic Circle member) and direction is by Tony Award-winner Matthew Warchus. The score is by rock legends and Grammy award winners, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson and Alanis Morrisette) and features the unforgettable Unchained Melody, forever linked with that pottery-making scene in the film.
The current Ghost the Musical cast includes Mark Evans as Sam, the role that Patrick Swayze made famous, a ghost trapped between this world and the next trying to communicate with his girlfriend Molly. Adapted for the stage by Bruce Joel Rubin from his own Oscar-winning screenplay, Siobhan Dillon (finalist in the BBC’s How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?) stars as Molly with Sharon D Clarke (EastEnders and Holby City) in the Whoopi Goldberg role as phoney psychic, Oda Mae Brown.
This show has to be seen to be believed so book your Ghost the Musical tickets today!
Age restrictionUnder 5 Years Old not permitted
Running time2h45min incl interval. Monday to Saturday 7.30pm. Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm
Performance datesBooking until 06 October 2012
Grand Circle is high and steep and therefore unsuitable for anyone that suffers from vertigo.
Reviews / Features
#TicketTuesday winner Peter Rose reviews Ghost - The Musical
Peter Rose recently won our #TicketTuesday competition and headed to London's West end to see Ghost - The Musical before its close in October.
10 Aug, 2012 | By London Theatre Direct
Ghost The Musical - why you must see it before it closes
The run of Ghost The Musical is being cut short to make way for Viva Forever, the Spice Girls musical which will start its previews at the Piccadilly Theatre on 27th November. Whilst we are excited about the upcoming Spicefest we can't help be sad that Ghost will be moving on from the West End. A national tour seems likely but dates or venues have not been announced as yet. We have a sneaky feeling that Ghost The Musical is going to follow the same pattern as Dirty Dancing. Billed as Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage, that show departed the Aldwych Theatre in July 2011 after a five year run prior to its own national tour. It is one of the most requested shows that are no longer in London with customers kicking themselves that they didn't snap up tickets sooner.
17 Jul, 2012 | By London Theatre Direct
Gossip: Out with Ghost…in with Spice?
According to the Daily Mail, Ghost The Musical is set to close later this year to make way for the eagerly awaited Spice Girls musical Viva Forever. The musical would open at the Piccadilly Theatre in December after November previews, just catching the tail end of 2012 - a year already choc full of 'proud to be British' events.
1 Jun, 2012 | By London Theatre Direct
The story of Ghost The Musical
Sam Wheat and Molly Jensen are deeply in love. Their history together is full of happy memories, vacations, photographs and now a newly shared apartment in Brooklyn – they can't afford Manhattan! Sam is a high-powered banker who has control of numerous accounts and millions and millions of dollars.
16 May, 2012 | By London Theatre Direct
News / Videos
Move over Naked Boys Singing! Ghost's Siobhan Dillon and Mark Evans reveal all!
Ghost The Musical's Siobhan Dillon and Mark Evans record Goyte's Sombody That I Used To Know. There's a whole lot of flesh on display in this video(!)
1 May, 2012 | By London Theatre Direct
Reviews / Features
#TheatreReporters: GHOST THE MUSICAL REVIEW
I have been SO excited about this musical, and followed every bit of information about it (as regular visitors to this blog will no doubt know, hehe) and so seeing the show tonight was definitely one of my most anticipated visits to a theatre that I’ve ever had (and, believe me, I tend to go a lot, thanks to this blog and work!).
15 Mar, 2012 | By London Theatre Direct
GHOST THE MUSICAL EXTENDS
As Ghost The Musical enters its second year in the West End, over 250,000 new tickets are released for sale next month (28 March 2012) taking bookings at the Piccadilly Theatre to 20 April 2013. Having now been seen by over 350,000 people, Ghost The Musical continues to dazzle West End audiences with its ground-breaking illusions each night on stage.
20 Feb, 2012 | By London Theatre Direct
News / Awards
WHATS ON STAGE AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED
Who will the audience vote for in this years Whats On Stage (WOS) Awards? The event is the only UK awards for the theatre industry voted for purely by the public. More than 11,000 theatregoers have cast nominations for their favourite performances and productions in the West End across 26 different award categories.
5 Dec, 2011 | By London Theatre Direct
News / Casting
SIOBHAN DILLON AND MARK EVANS TO JOIN WEST END CAST OF GHOST THE MUSICAL
Siobhan Dillon and Mark Evans are to join the cast of Ghost The Musical from 13th January to play Molly and Sam in Matthew Warchus’ stage musical version of the Academy Award® winning film. Ghost The Musical opened at the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End in June this year where it has subsequently been playing to packed houses.
29 Nov, 2011 | By London Theatre Direct