Yee haw! Sassy Calamity Jane is coming to town

Jodie Prenger as Calamity Jane

Jodie Prenger as Calamity Jane

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Hold on to your horses – that bad ass cowgirl Calamity Jane is coming to town!

Or rather Jodie Prenger will be playing the role brought to life by American national treasure Doris Day, with velvet-voiced Howard Keel as Wild Bill Hickok in the 1953 movie.

The feelgood show will be at Milton Keynes Theatre from November 25 - 29.

The cast includes Tom Lister as Hickok, Alex Hammond as Danny and Phoebe Street as Katie Brown.

Jodie came to prominence through the BBC TV series I’d Do Anything, winning the part of Nancy in Cameron Mackintosh’s West End production of Oliver!

Since then she’s starred in the National Theatre hit One Man, Two Guv’nors and as Lady of the Lake in Spamalot.

Tom Lister is probably best known as Carl King in ITV soap Emmerdale. His recent credits include Grimes and Eel in the world premiere of Water Babies at Leicester Curve while Alex Hammond played Adam Pontipee in the national tour of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

Calamity Jane was the nickname of American frontierswoman and professional scout Martha Jane Cannary, who was born in 1852.

The show is directed by Nikolai Foster with choreography by Nick Winston and musical supervision by Catherine Jayes.

It contains a number of evergreen hits incuding Windy City, Black Hills of Dakota and Secret Love. The music was composed by Sammy Fain with lyrics by Paul Fracis Webster.

> For tickets call 0844 8717652 or visit www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes