Reviewed by Rebecca Gillespie
So I was very excited to be chosen to review Ghost the musical at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield, I have watched the film many times and was keen to see how they had achieved it in musical form on stage.
We arrived at the theatre and there were many places to park near the theatre as well as slightly further away options that are cheaper too. There were bag checks on arrival, but all were carried out swiftly and there were no queues because of this. The theatre is well signed telling you which stage door and which area, there are also plenty of helpful staff available to direct you.
On arrival, the stage screen was down with the words:
Oh my love,
I’ve hungered for your touch
There are 2 main characters Molly (Rebekah Lowings) and Sam (Niall Sheehy) who move into a flat in New York where they plan to settle down. Carl (Sergio Pasquariello) works with Sam as a banker and unbeknown to anyone he organised someone to attack Sam and unfortunately kill him. So onstage you see Sam laying down but then also stood over as his ghost and this is how it continues. Sam views what’s going on and watches Molly and realises that she is in danger and he has to do something to stop it. He rides on the underground and meets another ghost a very strong aggressive character who ends up showing Sam how to move objects now he is a ghost. Sam then visits a psychic medium – Oda Mae (Jacque Dubois) who can actually hear Sam, so he is able to talk her into doing things for him like talking to Molly and ultimately helping Molly stay safe.
The show surprisingly has all the main bits from the film, with all the details very well done. There were many songs including the classic Unchained Melody. The actors had singing amazing voices performing solos, duets, trios and the chorus’.
The acting was truly amazing, the show will make you laugh, cry and everything in between. A must see show, I wish I could see it all again.
Tickets cost from £29 to £42 (booking fees may apply).
Ghost the Musical is at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield from 15-19 January 2019, for more information or to book tickets visit www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk or call the box office on 0114 249 6000.
Lyceum Theatre, Norfolk St, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1DA | 0114 249 6000