Monday, 2 September 2013

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers/Shakers (Press Releases)

Following the highly successful 2012-2013 Season, the EK Rep Theatre opens up its new 2013/14 season with a very funny play by John Godber called Shakers Re- Stirred
The EK Rep. Theatre is transformed and Nicky, Adele, Carol and Mel - your long-suffering waitresses - invite you to pull up a table, order a drink and relax in their company.
We stand and serve, we grin and smile,
We serve to please, and all the while
We do, we burn up deep inside
With all the pain we’re meant to hide.

Every town has it local cocktail bar where everyone wants to be seen, from the local checkout girls to the chinless wonders, from yuppies to the local lads tittering at the thought of a “long comfortable screw”
We are given a wickedly funny glimpse of this world by the four long suffering waitresses who work there. Rushed off their feet, underpaid and overworked, they try to smile and help difficult customers whilst coping with their own personal problems.
A fascinating and often hilarious view of the reality which lurks behind the plastic palms and the pina coladas.
The cast had great fun rehearsing this very funny play which should cross the footlights and have the audience laughing from the opening scene.
The producer, Fiona Chapman said, “My job is easy with as strong a cast as I have; Rehearsals have been great fun.”

Shakers Re-StirredWritten by John Godber and Jane Thornton
Directed by Fiona Chapman
Produced by East Kilbride Rep Theatre. Venue: The Village, Theatre, Maxwell Drive, the Village, East Kilbride G74 4HG. Dates: Wednesday 4th Sept. to Saturday 7th Sept 2014. Curtain up at7.30pm Tickets £7.50 / £5.50 conc.)
The Box office at the E.K. Arts Centre Tel: - 01355 261 000 9.00am to 9.00pm

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, the classic American musical set in 1850s Oregon,is to get a make-over with award-winning choreography by acclaimed Broadway director Patti Colombo, who has already won rave reviews for this version in the US.

Starring Dancing on Ice Champion Sam Attwater and Helena Blackman from BBC1’s How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, this breathtaking new version of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers will open at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley (Friday 13 -Saturday September 21) then tour to Cardiff, Edinburgh, Wimbledon, Crewe,Birmingham, Aylesbury, Cheltenham, Blackpool, Sunderland and Glasgow. More dates will be announced soon for 2014.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers tells the story of Adam, the eldest of seven brothers living in the rural backwoods, who goes to town to get himself a wife. Convincing Milly to marry him that very same day, he forgets to mention he has six brothers - all living together in his cabin. Milly decides 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 has what he thinks is an inspired solution to his brothers’ loneliness - they will kidnap the women they want! Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is packed with 16 timeless classics, including Bless Your Beautiful Hide, A Woman Ought to Know Her Place and Goin’ Courtin’. This new production is directed and choreographed by Broadway’s award-winning Patti Colombo, whom The Wall Street Journal describe as “one of the finest musical-comedy choreographers in the business”.

Mon 30th September 7.45pm

Tues 1st - Saturday 5th October 7.30pm

Mat performances – Wed 2nd October and Sat 5th October 2.30pm


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