Annie Get Your Gun in Petersfield – show opens this week

The Petersfield Theatre Group is bringing one of the all-time classic Broadway shows to the Festival Hall this week, May 24-27 (not June as incorrectly stated in Life in Petersfield magazine).

Annie Get Your Gun is a musical with lyrics and music by Irving Berlin and a book by Dorothy Fields and her brother Herbert Fields.

The story is a fictionalised version of the life of Annie Oakley (1860-1926), a sharpshooter who starred in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, and her romance with sharpshooter Frank Butler. It features well-known songs such as: ‘There’s No Business Like Show Business’, ‘You Can’t Get A Man With A Gun’, ‘I Got The Sun In The Morning’ and ‘Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)’.

The cast includes Suzie Dove as Annie Oakley, with Elliott Port as Frank Butler, John Edwards as Buffalo Bill and Tim Coyte as Sitting Bull.

 

Elliott Port as Frank and Suzie Dove as Annie

 

Tickets can be booked online at petersfieldtheatregroup.org or from the Petersfield Library (Tourist Information Centre).

Performances are: Wednesday, May 24 at 7.30pm, Thursday 25 at 7.30pm, Friday, May 26 at 7.30pm, and Saturday, May  27 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

Prices are £16 for adults and £11 for children under 16.