Carolyn Maitland will join Bill Kenwright’s production of Ghost the Musical in the part of Molly alongside Andy Moss as Sam.
Taking its inspiration from the classic movie, this reimagining features an expanded book, new music and original staging, and will continue to tour the UK in 2017, starting at the Orchard Theatre in Dartford on 17 January.
Maitland’s musical theatre credits include Ellen in Miss Saigon (Prince Edward Theatre), Joelle in Groundhog Day (Old Vic), Rose in From Here to Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre) and Kate in Kiss Me, Kate (Old Vic, West End and Chichester).
Musician and actor Andy Moss, best known for the role of Rhys Ashworth in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks, one he played for eight years, will continue to entertain audiences around the UK as Sam. His credits also include Cutting It, Coronation Street and most recently he appeared as Paul Cuthbert in the long running BBC soap opera Doctors.
West End musical theatre star Jacqui Dubois (original London cast of Rent and Children of Eden, other credits include The Lion King, Fela and most recently People, Places and Things) plays Oda Mae Brown, the part made famous in the film by Whoopi Goldberg.
Sam Ferriday (Jersey Boys, Blue Man Group, The Prodigals) plays Carl, alongside Leo Sene as Willie, James Earl Adair haunting proceedings as the Hospital Ghost, and Gary Lee Netley as the Subway Ghost. Tarisha Rommick plays Louise and Simbi Akande is Clara. Completing the cast is Lori Baker, Ethan Bradshaw, Lauren Drew, Matthew Vinetot, Mike Ward and Kelly Hampson.
Bill Kenwright said: “Ghost is a story full of hope, and is one of those films which never leaves you. The book by Bruce Joel Rubin and score by Dave Stewart and Glenn Ballad come together wonderfully in one of my favourite new musicals in years.”