Deadwood Gazette

A new production of a classic musical

Jodie Prenger Jodie Prenger as Calamity Jane
Tom Lister Tom Lister as Wild Bill Hickok

About the Show

Following numerous highly acclaimed productions that include Sweeney Todd and Sunset Boulevard, The Watermill Theatre returns with an intimate new production of the classic musical Calamity Jane starring Jodie Prenger (Oliver!, Spamalot and One Man, Two Guvnors). Featuring a cast of multi-talented actor/musicians to create an unforgettable experience, this brand new production gets to the heart and soul of the musical.

Calamity Jane can outrun and outshoot any man in Deadwood. Hard, boastful and desperate to impress, she travels to Chicago on the Deadwood Stage to recruit a star, Adelaid Adams. 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…

With 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, don’t miss this new production that blows into your city for one week only.

4 STARS

5 STARS

“A REALLY SPECIAL PRODUCTION”

“BLISS! A JOY! JODIE PRNGER LIGHTS UP THE STAGE”

“A DELIGHT! A SUBLIME, WHIP-CRACKING MUSICAL”

“It’s Impossible to prevent yourself tapping along to the music – you’ll wish you could jump to your feet and bellow an almighty ‘yeehah!”

“Wild Bill Hickok (a perfect Tom Lister, who delivers a beautifully tender Higher Than A Hawk).”

“A rip-roaring Calamity Jane”

“You start smiling at the first single piano notes of Black Hills of Dakota and find yourself still smiling at the end of this rip-roaring production.”

“Tom Lister is a joy!”

“An absolute cracker of a musical – this rousing production of Calamity Jane fizzes with energy”

“Directed with flair and panache by Nikolai Foster, this is a jubilant celebration of musical theatre that makes you want to join in with a very sincere YeeHa! Do catch it.”

“The actor-musician cast, all of whom sing and play Catherine Jayes’s sparkling arrangements of Sammy Fain’s score with great gusto.”

“The urge to jump up and join in the dance numbers is almost overwhelming.”

“Prenger is a force to be reckoned with, Tom Lister’s Wild Bill Hickok proves to be perfect leading-man material, boasting both charisma and talent”

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