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Calamity Jane


Lennox Theatre


21 February - 25 February 2018

Event Type

Live Event

Riverside Theatres in association with One Eyed Man Productions, Neglected Musicals and Hayes Theatre Co present


Legendary frontierswoman; notorious daredevil; profane storyteller; unwomanly radical – Calamity Jane is one of the most immediately recognizable figures of the old American West. From the famous 1950s Doris Day movie musical to the HBO series Deadwood, the courageous individuality of Calamity Jane has delighted audiences for decades. With a fierce disregard for gender expectations and cultural limitations that was centuries ahead of her time, there’s no better time to re-visit and re-examine this remarkable woman.

This stripped-back, rough-and-ready reimagining shucks off the buckskin and brings a barrelful of dirt and grit to the classic musical. Directed by Richard Carroll, the production stars Virginia Gay (Channel 7’s All Saints and Winners & Losers) as the magnetic, masculine heroine – joined by a ragtag band of acclaimed comedic actors and musicians who share all the other roles. From the moment they enter the theatre, audiences are immersed in the world of the Golden Garter Saloon – alive with whores, gamblers, and habitual jeopardy – and can expect an unruly and unpredictable ride. This particularly goes for the dozens of audience members seated onstage at saloon tables, who will be a part of the action whenever they least expect it!

Featuring timeless standards such as ‘The Deadwood Stage’, ‘Just Blew In From The Windy City’Black Hills of Dakota’, and ‘Secret Love’ performed with piano and a grab bag of other instruments, this production injects a unique and raucous sense of spontaneity into the world of musical theatre.

Suitable for ages 7 and up
Warning: Contains ukuleles, real and simulated moustaches, and meta-theatrical devices

Dates & Times:
Wednesday 21 Feb at 7.30pm (Opening Night) – Limited seats
Thursday 22 Feb at 7.30pm – Best availability
Friday 23 Feb at 7.30pm – Best availability
Saturday 24 Feb at 2.15pm – SOLD OUT and 7.30pm – Limited seats
Sunday 25 Feb at 3pm – SOLD OUT and 7.30pm – Best availability



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

This production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe.

Directed By Richard Carroll

Musical Director Nigel Ubrihien
Choreographer Cameron Mitchell
Production Designer Lauren Peters
Lighting Designer Trent Suidgeest
Assistant Director Dash Kruck
Wig Designer Ben Moir

Producer Richard Carroll
Associate Producer Michelle Guthrie
Assistant Producer Virginia Gay
Production Manager Jack Daniel Woods
Stage Manager Lauren Tulloh
National Publicity Michelle Guthrie
Promotional Photography Marnya Rothe
Production Photography John McRae
Artwork Design Mils Achi

Cast includes Virginia Gay, Laura Bunting, Anthony Gooley, Rob Johnson,  Matthew Pearce, and Tony Taylor


Available Dates

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2 hours 30 mins (includes 20 minute interval)

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