Ghost The Musical comes to the West End
Friday 17 September 2010
Ghost The Musical begins its West End run at the Piccadilly Theatre on 22nd June 2011. Production of the Academy Award® winning film Ghost has got music and lyrics written by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard and will be directed by Matthew Warchus.
A timeless story about the power of love, Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next trying to communicate with his girlfriend Molly through a phoney psychic in the hope of saving her from his murderer. Ghost, based on the Oscar® winning film, will feature new music and lyrics as well as the classic Unchained Melody.
Musical will be directed by Matthew Warchus whose credits include Deathtrap currently playing at the Noel Coward Theatre, Alan Ayckbourn’s The Norman Conquests for the Old Vic - which he also directed on Broadway and many more.
Oscar® winning Bruce Joel Rubin will adapt his original screen play for the stage and write lyrics. Set and costumes designs are by Rob Howell, musical supervision and arrangements by Christopher Nightingale, illusions are by Paul Kieve, choreography is by Ashley Wallen with lighting by Hugh Vanstone and sound by Simon Baker.
Dave Stewart has built a repertoire of remarkable songs that have been performed by some of the most influential musicians of our time. In 1999 Stewart, along with his Eurythmics partner Annie Lennox, was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Brit Awards having sold over 75 million albums.