Ghost the Musical opened at the Piccadilly Theatre in London on Tuesday, July 19. Matthew Warchus has directed the production.
Opening night guests included Jerry Zucker, who directed the film version of Ghost, as well as actors Denise Van Outen and Summer Strallen; director/choreographers Craig Revel Horwood and Arlene Phillips; singer and burlesque performer Polly Rae; and band members from McFly.
With music and lyrics by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, and a book by Bruce Joel Rubin, the show is based on the movie of the same name and tells the story of a man who is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next and who is trying to communicate with his girlfriend through a phony psychic in the hope of saving her from his murderer.
The company features Richard Fleeshman (Sam Wheat), Caissie Levy (Molly Jensen), Sharon D Clarke (Oda Mae Brown), Andrew Langtree (Carl), Ivan de Freitas (Willie Lopez), Adebayo Bolaji (Subway Ghost), Mark Pearce (Hospital Ghost), Lisa Davina Phillip (Clara), and Jenny Fitzpatrick (Louise).
For TheaterMania's review of Ghost the Musical, click here.