The Wild West comes to the East Midlands this week when the hit musical Calamity Jane drops in at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from October 7-11.
Following a sell-out run at The Watermill Theatre in Newbury, Calamity Jane is touring the country, charming audiences with its memorable characters and much-loved music.
Calamity Jane stars Jodie Prenger in the title role with Tom Lister as Wild Bill Hickok, Alex Hammond as Danny Gilmartin, 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…
Calamity Jane 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.
Tom Lister is probably best known to TV audiences for his role as Carl King in ITV’s Emmerdale, a part he played for nine years.