Girls Aloud superstar Sarah Harding is to make her theatrical debut this autumn in Bill Kenwright’s new touring production of film-turned-stage show Ghost – The Musical.
Having topped the charts for a decade with the hugely successful pop act, Harding will turn her attentions to treading the boards as Molly, a girl whose world is torn apart by the untimely murder of boyfriend Sam, played by co-star and Hollyoaks actor Andy Moss.
But in the wake of the tragic events, and with the help of a questionable storefront psychic, Sam becomes trapped between this world and the next, desperately trying to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving her from grave danger.
Harding’s previous acting credits include appearances in Coronation Street and St Trinian’s 2: The Legend Of Fritton’s Gold, while Moss is also known for his prominent role as Paul Cuthbert in long-running BBC soap opera Doctors. Further casting is to be announced.
A timeless story of love, despair and hope, and based on the double Academy Award-winning movie with Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore, Ghost – The Musical will open at the New Wimbledon Theatre on 1 September, before visiting venues in cities including Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Edinburgh and Nottingham.
Of the casting, Harding said, “I’m absolutely delighted to be making my theatre debut in Ghost – The Musical. The film is one of my all-time favourites, so to get the opportunity to play ‘Molly’ in Bill Kenwright’s new production is a huge honour for me and I can’t wait to get started!”
Bruce Joel Rubin, who scooped the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for the film, said, “This is a show with such a strong emotional and musical life that it can mould to many visions and interpretations. It can be performed on any scale, and its vibrant heart will still captivate an audience and allows the imagination to flourish. It is purely theatrical in the greatest sense.”
Tickets can be purchased for the London leg of the tour, at the New Wimbledon Theatre from 1-10 September, from the venue’s website.