Opening today, The Watermill Theatre in association with Jamie Wilson, Paul Elliott and Duncan C Weldon present CALAMITY JANE, adapted for the stage by Charles K. Freeman from a screenplay by James O’Hanlon produced by Warner Bros. Music by Sammy Fain, Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster, Original Orchestral & vocal arrangements by Philip J. Lang from Thursday 17th Jul 2014 to Saturday 6th September 2014.
With Jodie Prenger as Calamity Jane. Jodie was the winner of I’d Do Anything on BBC TV, enabling her to play Nancy in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End revival of Oliver!
Calamity Jane can outrun and outshoot any man in Deadwood. Hard, boastful and desperate to impress, she travels to Chicago on the Deadwood Stage to recruit a star, Adelaid Adams. 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…
With 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, this intimate actor/musician production will follow in the tradition of The Watermill Theatre’s previous acclaimed musical productions.
We’ll be giving you a Wild West Watermill style welcome this summer…see you in the saloon!
Cast: Jon Bonner (Doc), Rob Delaney (Francis Fryer), Anthony Dunn (Henry Miller), Alex Hammond (Danny), Matthew James Hinchliffe (Buck), Paul Kissaun (Rattlesnake), Tom Lister (Wild Bill), Martin McCarthy (Joe), Jamie Noar (Hank)
Jodie Prenger (Calamity Jane), Sioned Saunders (Susan), Phoebe Street (Katie) and Christina Tedders (Adelaid)
Tour Dates at http://www.calamityjanetheshow.com/
Thursday 17th July 2014