Hosted by Julian Clary, Showtime Challenge 48-Hour Musicals brings together a cast of 100(ish) professional actors and talented amateurs, a 30-piece orchestra, and a hard-working production team. All giving up their time for the chosen charity, they pull together to produce a West End-standard all-singing, all-dancing musical in just 48 hours.
“I’m delighted to be hosting Showtime Challenge 48-Hour Musical’s production of Singin’ in the Rain. Best of luck to the heroically plucky cast and crew who are giving up their time and energy to support the Lewy Body Society and the wonderful work they do” – Julian Clary
“A play would be difficult to do in 48 hours. A musical? I’m absolutely astounded.’ Dame Judi Dench
“Such wild bravery. It’s impossibly exciting.” Stephen Fry
“Genuinely fresh and exciting.” Stephen Sondheim
Singin’ in the Rain is set in the roaring ’20s. Silent movie stars are the biggest names in the world. Don Lockwood has it all, a string of hit films and a studio-engineered romance with the most beautiful actress in town. But with the new phenomenon of the talking picture on the way and a chance meeting with a talented young chorus girl set to steal his heart, things are about to change for Don and for Hollywood forever.
Access description: The main entrance has a ramp and automatic doors. Box Office counter to the right inside the entrance. No steps to Stalls from foyer. 41 steps up to the Dress Circle; 79 to the Upper Circle. Most staircases are highlighted and have handrails on both sides. Theatre opens 45 minutes before the performance.
Sound Amplification: Williams infra-red system with 10 headsets. Collect from Box Office.
Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are allowed into the auditorium and Front of House staff are happy to dog-sit (maximum 2).
Disabled Access: No steps to Stalls from foyer. 2 spaces for wheelchair users at the back - view slightly restricted. Transfer seating available to any stalls aisle seat. A maximum of 4 wheelchairs can be stored in the cloakroom. Provisions for 4 wheelchairs/scooter transferees per performance - please check when booking.
Toilets: Level access to women's toilets in the main entrance foyer and to both men's and women's in the Stalls. Men's and women's toilets available in the Dress Circle foyer area. Access to toilets in the Upper Circle involves a number of steps.
Disabled Toilets: Adapted toilet by the entrance to the Stalls.