It’s the movie that makes me (and many others, I’m sure) want to take up pottery in a very, very haunted house. But now Ghost – the early 90’s Academy Award winning film favourite made famous by Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg – has been transformed into a musical.
Based on one of the funniest, most romantic and successful films of all time – Ghost The Musical will follow the story of lovers Sam and Molly who are mugged one night as they walk home, having spent the night before in a romantic clinch by their home pottery wheel to the sound of the Righteous Brother’s Unchained Melody (which was also a chart topper for the lovely Gareth Gates too!) *sigh*.
Sam, tragically murdered in the attack, becomes a ghost who cannot leave Molly’s side after learning that she may be in life-threatening danger *gulp*. After enlisting the help of a phony psychic, Oda Mae Brown, Sam tries desperately to communicate with and protect Molly, eventually uttering the very romantic line “The love. You take it with you” *swoon*.
With music written by the legendary Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics and Glen Ballard who wrote Michael Jackson’s ‘Man in the Mirror’, and special stage effects from the team behind Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Ghost The Musical promises to send the spirits of music lovers, theatre-goers, hopeless romantics and cinema fans alike soaring.
Watching that iconic pottery scene has always been a bit of a spiritual experience for me, so I can’t wait to worship from the stalls as Ghost The Musical comes to Manchester in March and London in June 2011.
Check out our hotel and ticket offers and join me at Ghost The Musical. And ladies, don’t forget to check out images of that pottery scene (and some famous parodies!) below …