FEATURE: Bizarre musical theatre post of the day – Ramin Karimloo at Glasgow warriors Rugby Club


No your eyes aren’t deceiving you as I thought mine were when I saw this! That is musical theatre superstar Ramin Karimloo – yes the one that was The Phantom and Jean Valjean – wearing a dodgy rugby outfit and doing whatever it is that rugby players do when they train! Whilst trawling for photographs for another post I stumbled upon these. The explanation from Glasgow warriors site goes as follows;


“Glasgow Warriors received a special visitor to Scotstoun last week, stage star Ramin Karimloo popping in to be put through his paces by our very own Troy Nathan ahead of the launch of his new solo album. Karimloo has been the face of two of the longest-running musicals in the West End, Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera. He’s currently touring his solo album ‘Ramin’, with a date coming up at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on Sunday 20 May. Nathan is taking care of marketing and promotion for the show, in line with his plans to pursue a career in the field post-rugby. At Scotstoun, the pair got a taste of the other’s line of work, Nathan showcasing a singing voice that may need a little refining, while Karimloo tackled some rugby skills and fitness drills to impressive effect.”


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