THE PRODUCTION TEAM
DIRECTOR, Mary Coyte
MUSICAL DIRECTOR, Angela Jones
CHOREOGRAPHER, Debra Allen
CALAMITY JANE, Kate Chesworth
WILD BILL HICKOCK, Chris Bridge
LIEUT. DANNY GILMARTIN, Kevin Sampson
KATIE BROWN, Jessica-Alice McCluskey
HENRY MILLER, Graeme Somerville
SUSAN, Isabelle Providence
FRANCIS FRYER, Alan Thornhill
ADELAIDE ADAMS, Rebecca Lucas
RATTLESNAKE, Andrew Boughton
DOC PIERCE, Richard Tytler
JOE, Mike Byrne
LANK, Simon Coyte
PETE, Adam Coyte
COLONEL, David Rathbone
INDIAN, Simon Pansvek
STAGE DOOR JOHNNIES, Hamish Donaldson, Peter Lucas & Mark Waters
SALOON GIRLS, Carolyn Beaumont, Sue Farley, Ellen Gowers, Elizabeth Lelew, Rebecca Lucas & Samantha Ryan
Chorus of Cowpunchers, Bullwhackers, Prospectors, Trappers, Indians, Women of the Town, Officers, Soldiers and their wives & Stage Coach Passengers
Debbie Bowyer, Elizabeth Chester, David Fear, Howard Fullbrook, Heather Gorniak, Shawn Larby, Peter Lucas, Ruth McLeod, Jane McMichael, Shane Peterson, David Rathbone, Chris Seabury, Jan Treacher-Evans, Brian Upstell & Sue Whalley
WHAT THE PAPERS SAY…..
A WHIP-CRACKER OF A SHOW!
From the moment the curtains opened on The Haslemere Players production of the musical, Calamity Jane, I knew we were in for a treat. Fabulously designed sets and a superb orchestra introduced the energetic and enthusiastic cast who sang and dancd their hearts out all night to a packed and cheering audience – good old fashioned, first class entertainment!
The show is a story of romance, comedy and adventure with Calamity Jane, the gun-toting tomboy (an outstanding performance by Kate Chesworth) and Wild Bill Hickok, the legendary gunfighter (very well portrayed by Chris Bridge).
When the local bar owner in Deadwood City, Dakota hires Frances Fryer to appear at The Golden Garter, he thinks he has found an act to delight his customers. However, artiste Frances, turns out to be song-and-dance man Francis (terrific comic timing from Alan Thornhill), and the bar is in uproar!
To save the day, Calamity rides to Chicago to bring back the customer’s true heart throb, Adelaide Adams (a delightful cameo from Rebecca Lucas), but things do not go entirely to plan….!
The supporting cast members were also extremely talented, particularly Lieut Danny Gilmartin (Kevin Sampson) and Katie Brown (Jessi McCluskey) whose enchanting duet totally captivated the audience, together with a colourful and lively mix of cowboys and can-can dancers!
We had great evening with toe-tapping, uplifting songs such as The Deadwood Stage and Windy City and thoroughly enjoyed the feel good factor of the whole production – well done Haslemere Players.