The award-winning company which brought The Full Monty to the Midlands is back in Lichfield with an all-singing, all-dancing blockbuster of a show.
Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Company is presenting the much-loved Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the Lichfield Garrick.
The cast sports no less than 17 men – an achievement of which the company is very proud. Spokesperson Sarah Clarke said:
“It is always difficult to encourage men to join a musical theatre company, but we have a strong group of men who keep coming back for more despite being put through their paces with some complicated dance routines and daring lifts with the brides.”
The musical, originally a 1954 film starring Howard Keel and Jane Powell, tells the story of Adam who goes looking for a wife. He finds one in the form of Milly and takes her home where she discovers Adam’s six brothers, who are also looking for wives.
Milly sets out to reform the uncouth siblings, teaching them to dance among other things and so emerges a story full of well known songs – Bless your Beautiful Hide, Sobbin Women and Wonderful, Wonderful Day.
For SCMTC, Milly is played by 17 year old newcomer Georgina Jones, a pupil at Bishop Vesey Grammar School and Adam is played by Paul Lumsden a long-standing member of the company.
The show runs from Tuesday May 31 to Saturday June 4, with a Saturday matinee.
Tickets, ranging from £12 to £16, from the Garrick box office on 01543 412121 or book online.
For further information see SCMTC‘s website or you can find the company on Facebook.