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Ghost The Musical to tour UK

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IT HAS now been confirmed that the West End hit, Ghost the Musical, will tour the UK, opening at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff in April 2013.

Based on the Academy Award-winning film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn and Whoopi Goldberg, Ghost The Musical is directed by Tony Award-winning Matthew Warchus (Matilda, Art), has music and lyrics by Grammy® Award-winning Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard and features the iconic song Unchained Melody.

The production has set and costume design by Rob Howell, musical supervision and arrangements by Christopher Nightingale, illusions by Paul Kieve, choreography by Ashley Wallen, video and projection designs by Jon Driscoll, lighting by Hugh Vanstone and sound by Bobby Aitken.

The UK tour is being produced by David Ian Productions, The Ambassador Theatre Group, Colin Ingram, and Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle. Full casting for the tour will be announced later this year.

Bruce Joel Rubin, who won an Oscar® for Best Original Screenplay for the movie version, adapted his original screenplay for the stage production.

Ghost is a timeless fantasy about the power of love. Walking back to their apartment one night, Sam and Molly are mugged. Sam dies and is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next, 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 stage adaptation has been seen by over 500,000 people and been nominated for five Olivier Awards and three Tony Awards.

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