AN ‘ALL-SINGING all-dancing extravaganza’ is set to take to the stage at a Hanley theatre.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers has been touring the UK this year, and is to make its final stop at the Regent Theatre, in Stoke-on-Trent, where the cast are ‘extra-excited’ to put on a stunning finale performance.
Helena Blackman, who plays Milly in the show, said the cast were ‘very sentimental’ about the show and ‘really excited’ to host the last ever performances in Stoke.
She said: “Milly is a strong female character from 1850s America and a very exciting woman to play.
“She goes through a lot in the course of the story, and I believe she is the heart and soul of it.
“The successes of the other characters very much depend on her.
“We’ve had a lovely time being on tour since last August with some amazing audiences and I’d like to appeal to Staffordshire audiences to come and see our final week as it will be brilliant.
“I take inspiration from anyone who works hard, musical work is a very personal thing to me so I wouldn’t say I have a particular idol.
“After Seven Brides is finished, I will be taking some time out to spend back home with my boyfriend and my family and just relax as I’ve been travelling for so long.
“I would say one of the highlights of my career was performing in A Night of a Thousand Voices – it’s the type of people you get to work with that are so inspiring.”
Set in Oregon in 1850, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is the story of Adam (Sam Attwater), the eldest of seven brothers, who goes to town to get a wide.
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.
The production is showing at the Regent Theatre from May 5 until May 10.
Tickets are available from the box office on 0844 871 7649 or online at www.atgtickets.com