Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 2001-2006
Starring Dave Willetts* & Shona Lindsay
(*Sam Kane also starred as Adam Pontipee during the 2001 production)
National tours during 2001/2, 2005/6
West End Haymarket Theatre opened 16th August 2006
Featuring classic songs including:- ‘Bless your Beautiful Hide’
‘Wonderful Wonderful Day’ ‘Goin’ Courtin’ ‘Sobbin’ Women’ ‘Lonesome Polecat’ ‘Spring, Spring, Spring’ ‘Love Never Goes Away’ ‘We Gotta Make It Through the Winter’
A glorious romp, brimful of hand clapping effervescent energy, dazzling dance routines and sixteen smash hit showstoppers by Johnny Mercer and Gene de Paul, it perfectly integrates song, dance, and story.
Dave Willetts, direct from his West End starring role in Ragtime, and nationwide concert tour, plays Adam Pontipee, the role created by Howard Keel. Other West End starring roles include Les Miserables, and Phantom of the Opera.
Shona Lindsay (West End starring roles include Phantom of the Opera and Grease) plays Milly Pontipee.
Set in Oregon in 1850 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is the story of Adam, the eldest of seven brothers, who goes to town to get a wife. He convinces Milly to marry him that same day. They return to his backwoods home. Only then does she discover he has six brothers – all living in his cabin. Milly sets out to reform the uncouth siblings, who are anxious to get wives of their own. Then, after reading about the Roman capture of the Sabine women, Adam develops an inspired solution to his brothers’ loneliness… kidnap the women they want!
Colourful costumes, fabulous sets, sassy performances, this breathtaking production is guaranteed to put a spring in your step and a tune on your lips. It’s toe-tapping good!
A rootin’, dancing, singing revival of Howard Keel’s classic beefcake musical – Entertainment Pure and Simple.