Romantic musical favourite Ghost to be performed in Huntingdon

The piece will be staged at Hinchingbrooke Performing Arts Centre next month.

The piece will be staged at Hinchingbrooke Performing Arts Centre next month. - Credit: Archant

It is the story of enduring love which took the film industry by storm back in 1990, becoming a commercial success and cementing Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore’s place as one of the most memorable on-screen couples of the decade.

And now the Musical Theatre Company - together with Stageworks Events - will perform its version of Ghost: The Musical at Hinchingbrooke Performing Arts Centre, Huntingdon.

Based on the film, which was written by Bruce Joel Rubin, it follows the lives of Sam Wheat (Swayze) and Molly Jensen (Moore), a couple who move in to an apartment in New York City.

While Sam is a banker, Molly is a potter. The audience are also introduced to Sam’s good friend and colleague Carl Bruner.

Sam and Molly are very much in love, but Sam finds it difficult to express his feelings to her. His oft-quoted response to Molly telling him she loves him is simply “ditto”.

At work, Sam discovers several accounts with unusually high balances, and confides in Carl about the discrepancy.

That night, while on a date, Sam and Molly are attacked by an armed thug. When the robber tries to steal Sam’s wallet, Sam fights back and they struggle for the gun. The bungled attempt ends tragically - the gun goes off and Sam is killed.

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Herein lies the twist in the tale - rather than crossing to the other side, Sam’s ghost arises from his corpse. He stays close to Molly, who is left distraught. However, his presence cannot be detected by those he is watching over.

To his horror, he sees the man that killed him sneak in and begin to ransack their apartment when Molly is alone. Desperate to protect her, he embarks on a mission to find out the man’s identity.

With the help of a psychic with a chequered past, he communicates with Molly and manages to convince her that he was set up and murdered - and to seek help from the police.

After making a shocking discovery about who was ultimately behind his murder, Sam must harness all powers at his disposal to care for Molly and see that justice is done.

The Musical Theatre Company was established to bring professional productions to the amateur stage. This is the company’s seventh musical and follows pieces including West Side Story, Our House, and Footloose. Many of the cast are in full-time training to become professional performers.

Enjoy the romance all over again with this adaptation of the classic tearjerker.

INFORMATION: Shows are from Thursday, February 19 to Sunday, February 22. From Thursday-Saturday, performances start at 7.30pm, with a 2.30pm Saturday matinee and a 6.30pm Sunday show. Tickets, which cost £15 each, can be booked by calling 01480 812010 or by visiting