Calamity Jane at Upstairs at the Gatehouse from 4 June
Stage Taylor presents Calamity Jane, at the Upstairs at the Gatehouse Theatre, a fringe venue in Highgate, north London, from 4 June to 3 July 2010.
Adapted for the stage by Charles K Freeman, from a screen play by James O'Hanlon. Music by Sammy Fain, lyrics by Paul Francis Webster.
Directed by Thom Southerland, choreography by Phyllida Crowley Smith, lighting by Howard Hudson, Musical Director is Mark Aspinall.
In the wild-west outpost of Deadwood City, 1876, we find the sharpshooting tomboy, CALAMITY JANE surrounded by cowboys, townsfolk, and the famous Wild Bill Hickok. After a mix-up in the talent pool at Deadwood's saloon-theatre, ‘Calam’ goes to Chicago to import to Deadwood the glamorous actress, Adelaid Adams, but returns by mistake with her maid, Katie Brown instead. Back in Deadwood, Katie's inability to perform is overcome as she wins the heart of the young Lieutenant Danny Gilmartin, and when Calam sheds her tomboy persona at a ball at the local Fort and becomes a true woman, she realises that she loves Wild Bill Hickok. Featuring famous numbers, including Secret Love, Black Hills Of Dakota and Windy City.