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Lowestoft Players present 'Annie Get Your Gun'

PUBLISHED: 09:20 25 March 2011

Harriet Chambers as Annie Oakley.

Harriet Chambers as Annie Oakley.

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The Broadway smash hit musical Annie Get Your Gun is coming to The Marina Theatre this June, and is being presented by the award-winning Lowestoft Players.

It’s a brand new version of Irving Berlin’s fabulous musical comedy which takes place in The Big Top, featuring Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Frank Butler is the star sharpshooter of the show, who gets his come-uppance when Annie Oakley, a girl from the backwoods, out-shoots him and there begins a very lively competitive match in the shootin and lovin department.

The story has it all – the lights, smell of the grease paint and sawdust, plenty of razzamatazz and a terrific score including the hits There’s No Business Like Show Business, You Can’t Get a Man With a Gun, and Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better.

This production also sees a new Lowestoft Players line up with Harriet Chambers taking on the role of Annie. She said:

“I’m delighted to have been cast as Annie Oakley and would like to say a huge thank-you to my wonderful husband Stephen and son Charlie for all their love and support in helping me to prepare for the role. It’s great to be back on stage doing what comes naturally.

“I have always loved performing and, after leaving school, spent 15 years working as an entertainer and cabaret artiste in various holiday resorts in the UK and abroad. I was bought up in Cornwall and settled in Lowestoft after working here on the east coast, and first joined the Lowestoft Players in 2005 for Cinderella and My Fair Lady.”

Playing opposite Harriet is Chris Moore, who last year wowed audiences with his fantastic voice in the role of Emile De Becque in South Pacific. Joining this talented cast is David Higgins, playing Buffalo Bill, Stephen Wilson, playing Charlie Davenport, Marilyn Durrant as Dolly Tate, Beth Lewis as Winne Tate and Jonny Michel playing Tommy Keeler, as well as a company of singers, dancers and actors.

The show will be at The Marina Theatre from Tuesday, June 7, to Saturday, June 11 with performances nightly at 7.30pm and a matinee at 2.30pm on the Saturday.

l To book your tickets for the show call The Marina Theatre box office on 01502 533200 or for group bookings, call 01502 569730 / 01502 531279.

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