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The classic Calamity Jane comes to MK Theatre

Date Posted:18/11/2014


Calamity Jane Milton Keynes TheatreFollowing a sell-out run at The Watermill Theatre in Newbury Calamity Jane produced by Jamie Wilson, Paul Elliott and Duncan C Weldon embarks on a UK tour and is coming to Milton Keynes Theatre 25 – 29 Nov.

Calamity Jane stars Jodie Prenger in the title role of Calamity Jane, Tom Lister as Wild Bill Hickok, Alex Hammond as Danny and Phoebe Street as Katie Brown.

Calamity Jane can outrun and outshoot any man in Deadwood.  Hard, boastful and desperate to impress, she travels to Chicago to recruit a star, Adelaide Adams, for the Deadwood Stage.  But things don’t go too smoothly for Calamity, as everyone in town favours the new girl and she struggles to keep her jealousy and pride in check.  It takes her long-standing enemy Wild Bill Hickok to make her see sense, and realise her Secret Love…

The production has an Oscar nominated score that includes The Black Hills of Dakota, The Deadwood Stage (Whip-Crack-Away), Just Blew in from the Windy City and the award-winning song Secret Love.

Jodie Prenger is probably best known for winning the role of Nancy in Cameron Mackintosh’s West End production of Oliver! through the BBC television series I’d Do Anything. During her run in the show at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane she received both critical and public acclaim for her portrayal of the role. Since then she has starred in the National Theatre’s hit production of One Man, Two Guvnors both in the West End and on tour and as Lady of the Lake in Spamalot. Jodie is also a regular presenter on BBC Radio 2.

Tom Lister most recently played Grimes and Eel in the world premiere of Water Babies at Leicester Curve. He is probably best known to TV audiences for his role as Carl King’in ITV’s Emmerdale, a part he played for nine years. His theatre credits also include Pan in Loves Mistress at the Globe Theatre and Ralph in Accrington Pals at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Alex Hammond made his professional debut in the hugely successful Taboo at the Brixton Academy. He most recently played the role of Adam Pontipee in the national tour of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. His other theatre credits include Save The Last Dance For Me.

Phoebe Street most recently appeared in The Light Princess at the National Theatre. Her other credits include Les Miserables at the Queen’s Theatre where she made her West End debut.

The rest of the company includes Anthony Dunn as Henry Miller, Sioned Saunders as Susan, Rob Delaney as Francis Fryer, Christina Tedders as Adelaide Adams, Paul Kissaun as Rattlesnake, Jon Bonner as Doc, Martin McCarthy as Joe, Matthew James Hinchliffe as Buck, Jamie Noar as Hank, Giovanna Ryan as Flo and Justin Wilman as Charlie.

Calamity Jane is adapted for the stage by Charles K. Freeman and has music by Sammy Fain with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster. Book now at Milton Keynes Theatre Box Office, Call 0844 871 7652 (bkg fee) or visit www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes (bkg fee)
 

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