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Ghost the Musical


Start: Tuesday 14/02/2023
End: Saturday 18/02/2023
Location: Wykham Theatre
Address: Wykham Park Academy Ruskin Road, OX16 9HY

Banbury Operatic Society present Ghost the Musical – which tells the story of Sam and Molly, and of how their love transcends the boundaries of life itself. While walking back to their apartment late one night, a tragic encounter sees Sam murdered and his beloved girlfriend, Molly, alone and utterly lost in despair. Trapped between this world and the next, and unable to be seen or heard, Sam enlists the help of a storefront psychic, Oda Mae, to help him to communicate with Molly to save her, and to avenge his death.

Originally scheduled to be staged in April 2020, this show fell victim to the first lockdown of COVID-19. To ensure that the production takes to the stage in 2023, we have cast understudies to the four principal characters – Sam, Molly, Carl, and Oda Mae. As well as being ready to step in at any moment to ensure that the show will go on, our understudy cast will also get a guaranteed performance on Wednesday 15th February.  At this performance, Mark Melzack will play Sam Wheat, Jodie English will pay Molly Jensen, Joshua Berrie will play Carl Bruner, and Sophie Worrall will play Oda Mae Brown. At all other performances, Will Dyson will play Sam, Charlotte Saunders will play Molly, Aaron Brooker will play Carl, and Louisa Tostevin will play Oda Mae.

If you would like to see both casts perform, a 10% discount on tickets prices is available to anyone booking tickets for multiple performances in a single transaction.

This beautiful show is based on the 1990 Oscar-winning movie ‘Ghost’, starring the late Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg, which has proven to be one of cinema’s biggest all-time hits. Ghost the Musical has book and lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin (who wrote the original film), with music and lyrics by Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard, and features the timeless ‘Unchained Melody’ by The Righteous Brothers.

So, please join us in February 2023 and relive the iconic and magical moments from the Oscar-winning movie as we follow the musical’s tale of everlasting love.

Performances are nightly at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets cost £16 (£14 for concession).

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