Londoners Learn to Embrace Winter Weather as Singin in the Rain hits the Palace Theatre

Feb 6th, 2012 | By | Category: London News

London is infamous for its rain and even moreso for its citizens ability to discuss it, so much so that the weather has become a go to topic if caught in an awkward conversation. With this in mind, it’s very fitting that the musical Singing in the Rain has been brought to the Palace Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue. Londoners may not be as cheerily announcing the arrival of inclement weather, but they are queuing up for this hit new show.


Fresh from a critically acclaimed, sell out run at Chichester’s Festival Theatre, this lavish production will see the Palace Theatre’s stage getting rather soggy as dancers perform classics such as ‘Good Morning’, ‘Make ‘em Laugh’ and of course the titular ‘Singin’ in the Rain’. The show is bound to be a success, filled with 1920s, tinsel town glamour; fantastic choreography to rival perhaps even the Gene Kelly original; and a fantastic singalong score, which will have punters snapping up tickets in no time.


This family friendly production, based on the classic MGM film is set in 1920s Hollywood at the height of the Silent Era of movies. The story focuses on silent movie actor Don Lockwood, who has a successful career, public adulation and a high-profile romance with co-star Lina Lamont, but suddenly everything changes when a new kind of movie arrives; ‘talkies’ where actors talk, sing and dance, and suddenly Lockwood finds his fame threatened. He decides to move ahead with the times and what ensues is a spectacle of dance and song, which critics have dubbed ‘an evening of pure joy’


The show will run from 4th February, and tickets can be booked until 30th December and if early reviews are anything to go by this will be one not to miss. At the heart of central London, the Palace Theatre is surrounded by fantastic hotels within walking distance. Central London accmmodation can be pricy, so for a cheap option, the two-star Enrico hotel offers comfortable rooms and enjoys a five-star location just a few minutes’ walk from the Palace. The Thistle Westminster Hotel offers well-appointed rooms in a contemporary style and a trusted name, for reasonable rates. For an experience to rival the Hollywood glamour onstage, the four-star Rubens Hotel offers classic fittings which evoke a bygone London era, this is a pricier option, but worthwhile for a treat. Or for something a little more modern, you can find elegant minimalist chic at the Hesperia hotel, just a few minutes’ away from the theatre.

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