Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Starring STEVEN HOUGHTON & SUSAN McFADDEN
Featuring classic songs including: ‘Bless your Beautiful Hide’, ‘Goin’ Courtin’, ‘Wonderful Wonderful Day’, ‘Sobbin’ Women’, ‘Lonesome Polecat’, ‘Spring, Spring, Spring’, ‘Love Never Goes Away’.
Voted the 3rd most popular musical of all time by BBC Radio 2 listeners, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is a glorious romp, brimful of hand clapping effervescent energy, dazzling dance routines and sixteen smash hit showstoppers by Johnny Mercer and Gene de Paul, that perfectly integrates song, dance, and story.
Steven Houghton plays Adam Pontipee, the role created by Howard Keel. He is best known for playing the lead role of Ed in the BBC series Bugs, and Greg Blake in London’s Burning. His West End starring roles include Desperately Seeking Susan, Blood Brothers, and Martin Guerre, Cats and Spend Spend Spend for which he received an Olivier Nomination. Susan McFadden winner of ITV1’s Grease is the Word and fresh from her West End starring role as Sandy in 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!
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