Adapted by RONALD HANMER & PHIL PARK
Music by SAMMY FAIN
Lyrics by PAUL FRANCIS WEBSTER

From the stage play by CHARLES K. FREEMAN
after WARNER BROS. film written by JAMES O’HANLON

An amateur production presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe).
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe
www.MTIShows.co.uk

Director:ANDREW CULLEY
Assistant Director:CAROLINE PRICE
Musical Director:SIMON EASTWOOD
Choreographer:CARI DEAVES

Henry MillerKEITH SHERGOLD
SusanHAYLEY CHEESWORTH
“Doc” PierceDAVID SCANLAN
Will Bill HickockGORDON SUTTON
Calamity JaneALEX STORES
RattlesnakeCAROLINE PRICE
JoeCLIVE SLATTER
Francis FryerCHRISTOPHER MAY-MILLER
Lieut. Danny GilmartinROBIN WALTON
Adelaide AdamsCARLIE COHEN
Katie BrownCHARLOTTE BARNES
DancersALICE EMBERSON
GRACE BONNER
JENNY MOSELEY
JO FEASEY
LAURA-JANE WREY
LOUISA HUTTON
VICKI LEWIS
EnsembleANNE BELL
HELEN CAUNCE
JIM HAMBLIN
JULE SUTTON
KATHY MAY-MILLER
LISA HOLBROOK
LIZ BOYLE
NICK WILLIAMS
RACHEL GAFFNEY
RUSSEL BEARD
TIM PRICE
TOM MCREAVY

ReedsDIANA HEAD
SONIA PEREZ BACZA
ZOE BELBIN
TrumpetsLIZ HINTON
LOL WARBURTON
TrombonePAUL GOODWIN
ViolinsLILY MIDDLETON
RALLIA FAFALIOS
REBECCA GRIBBLE
CelloDAVID WILLIS
KeyboardZOE HARDY
BassCHRIS MCNALLY
PercussionCOLIN GRAY

Production ManagerDAVID SCANLAN
Stage ManagerCAROL MINIFIE
Assistant Stage ManagerFRANK BELL
Stage CrewDEVON EALES
COLIN EALES
IAN 'SPUD' SMITH
BRIAN EDELMAN
MARTIN PALMER
MIKE TWIDDY
Fly CrewCRAIG PRALL
ChaperonesTINA WREY
JULIE PEGGS
MANDY HUTTON
SIMON HUTTON
Lighting DesignEDDIE KIND
Lighting OperativeIAIN STORES
Sound DesignKEIRON MURPHY
PropertiesTRACEY CLASBY
WardrobeSHELAGH THOMPSON
Wardrobe AssistantJULIE SUTTON
FRAM SMYTH
DIANE LOVELOCK
CostumesCOSTUME WORKSHOP
Make-Up and HairPHYLLIS KENNEDY
WigsEJ CUTTING ROOMS
PhotographyIAIN STORES
Sales and MarketingCARLIE COHEN
Publicity Materials and ProgrammeIAIN STORES
HELEN PALMER
PromptKIM KNIGHTS

One of the legendary figures of the Old West, Calamity Jane lives in Deadwood and rides shotgun on the stage-coach between Deadwood and Chicago. She dresses as a man, drinks like a man and can shoot better than most men. Although there is an element of truth in her adventures, the number of Indians shot and brave soldiers saved by her have led the townspeople to feel that she is “careless with the truth”!

 

Despite her outward toughness she has fallen for Lieutenant Danny Gilmartin and also, to a lesser extent, Wild Bill Hickock, a gambler.

 

Henry Miller is the owner of the Golden Garter Saloon and is anxiously awaiting actress Frances Fryer booked to perform that night. His anxiety increases when she does not arrive on the stage-coach. Due to a booking error a song and dance man Francis Fryer arrives instead, not what Miller’s red blooded customers would want. To dispel a riot Miller persuades Fryer to do a female impersonation. This is a disaster but Calamity saves the day (and Miller’s hide) by promising the angry audience she will go to Chicago and fetch Adelaide Adams, a famous start of vaudeville.

 

In Chicago, Calamity mistakes Adelaide Adams’ maid, Katie Brown, for the great star. Stage-struck Katie seizes the chance to break into show business by agreeing to perform at the Golden Garter. Her impersonation of Adelaide flops, but Calamity calms the audience and, given a second chance, Katie performs her own act and becomes the toast of Deadwood.

 

Katie and Calamity become good friends and Katie moves into Calamity’s cabin in the beautiful Black Hills of Dakota. Danny and Bill have fallen for Katie and visit the cabin to seek her favour. A ball at Fort Scully promotes an opportunity for the four of them to go as a foursome, with Calamity in a borrowed gown, revealing her feminine side and becoming the belle of the ball.

 

Danny finds himself alone with Katie, and declares his love for her. Katie although worried about Calamity, is overcome by passion and they fondly embrace and kiss. Calamity discovers them and flies into a rage, ordering Katie to get out of town.

 

Calamity sets back to her cabin to throw Katie’s belongings out, but on the trail with Wild Bill she discovers her “Secret Love” for him, and yes, you can guess, it all ends with wedding bells. But for how many weddings?