West End performer makes a splash in iconic musical

Fareham Musical Society is putting on Singin' In The Rain at Ferneham Hall, Fareham from March 13-17.
Fareham Musical Society is putting on Singin' In The Rain at Ferneham Hall, Fareham from March 13-17.
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With Gene Kelly swinging off lampposts and splashing in puddles, Singin’ In The Rain is one of the most iconic musicals of all time.

Cabaret performer Wesley Sebastian, who appeared as Miss Understood in the West End production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, is helping Fareham Musical Society choreograph its production of musical, which is being performed from March 13-17.

He has been helping the group prepare for the iconic musical by choreographing the technical dance sequences.

Playing R. F. Simpson, chairman of Fareham Musical Society Graeme Clements says: ‘It’s so much fun. There’s not a lot of drama but there’s so many funny parts to it.

‘The movement and the action keeps it moving and we have special effects where we have filmed the actors beforehand which will be played in some of the scenes.’

With a professional production having just started in the West End, the group is glad they booked in to perform the musical years ago.

Graeme says: ‘Thankfully we had already got the rights for it out of the way, otherwise there’s no way we would have been able to perform it.

‘I even get my own dance routine! It’s not originally scripted, so we’ll have to see how that one pans out!’

Tickets cost £9.50 to £11.50 from Ferneham Hall, Fareham on (01329) 231942 or go to fernehamhall.co.uk.