Sarah Harding and Andy Moss to lead Ghost the musical into Sunderland

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It’s been a movie, took the West End by storm and was Tony-nominated on Broadway. Now, the story of Ghost is flying into the North East.

The musical comes to the city’s Empire theatre next month starring Sarah Harding and Andy Moss in the lead roles of Molly and Sam. The Girls Aloud singer and Hollyoaks heartthrob will lead the new reimagined production produced by Bill Kenwright.

The show, with a book and lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin and music and lyrics by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, is based on the 1990 Academy Award-winning film, which starred Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg, who bagged a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance. The film was the highest-grossing film released that year.

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Andy Moss will star as Sam in the show

Walking back to their apartment late one night a tragic encounter sees Sam murdered and his beloved girlfriend Molly alone, in despair and utterly lost. But with the help of a phony storefront psychic, Sam, trapped between this world and the next, tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of saving her from grave danger.

Harding, who had a short stint earlier this year in Coronation Street and is making her theatre debut, said she was “absolutely thrilled” about her role in the show. “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 and I can’t wait to get started.”

She will be looking to emulate the success of her fellow Girls Aloud star Kimberley Walsh, who has made a name for herself in West End shows like Shrek, Elf and Sweet Charity.

The show will begin its tour in Wimbledon before travelling to Bristol, Birmingham and then Sunderland, before continuing throughout the country.

Ghost will be at the Sunderland Empire from September 26 – October 1. For tickets call the box office on 0844 871 3022 or visit the ATG website here

Watch Sarah Harding talking about the show below:

Photos: PA and Lime Pictures

Video: ITV

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