Singin’ in the Rain announces HMT dates

Olivier Award-nominated musical, Singin’ in the Rain, is to embark on a major UK and Ireland tour next year, coming Aberdeen’s to His Majesty’s Theatre from May 11-15, 2021.

Aberdeen Performing Arts director of programming and creative projects, Ben Torrie, said: “Oh what a glorious feeling to have this classic musical coming to His Majesty’s Theatre – we can’t wait to see the iconic show on the stage in Aberdeen!”

Singin’ in the Rain also reunites the original director Jonathan Church with choreographer Andrew Wright. This production of Singin’ in the Rain opened at Chichester Festival Theatre and extended due to unprecedented public demand, before a transfer to London which received huge critical acclaim and four Olivier Award nominations.

It played to more than 750,000 people…. some leaving the theatre a little wetter than when they arrived! In fact the iconic rain scenes use 6k litres of water, equivalent to five tonnes (here's a list of things which also weigh five tonnes: two Rhinos, 11 Grand Pianos or 30 Panda Bears!), uses over 100 metres of heavy duty rubber hose, and takes 15 minutes to drain. Afterwards it is recovered, it is then re-cycled, cleaned and used again. The water is heated to 37 degrees for performer comfort!

Singin’ in the Rain features songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, including Make ‘em Laugh, Good Morning, Moses Supposes and Singin’ in the Rain. Original screenplay and adaptations are by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Reuniting the original Chichester production team, Singin’ in the Rain will be directed by Jonathan Church, with Olivier Award-nominated choreography by Andrew Wright. The production is designed by Simon Higlett, with lighting by Tim Mitchell.

The stage production of Singin’ in the Rain is based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, regularly voted the most popular film musical of all time.

Tickets go on sale on Thursday, March 19 to Friends, and on general sale on Friday, March 20, available from, phone (01224) 641122 or visit the box office at His Majesty’s Theatre, the Music Hall or the Lemon Tree.

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