The whip-cracking Calamity Jane tour reaches Milton Keynes Theatre

Calamity Jane. Photos by Manuel Harlan.
Calamity Jane. Photos by Manuel Harlan.

We’re back to the Wild West with the classic musical Calamity Jane, coming to Milton Keynes Theatre from November 25.

Jodie Prenger is in the title role of Calamity Jane, Tom Lister as Wild Bill Hickok, Alex Hammond as Danny and Phoebe Street as Katie Brown.

Calamity Jane can outrun and outshoot any man in Deadwood. Hard, boastful and desperate to impress, she travels to Chicago to recruit a star, Adelaide Adams, for the Deadwood Stage.

But things don’t go too smoothly for Calamity, as everyone in town favours the new girl and she struggles to keep her jealousy and pride in check.

It takes her long-standing enemy Wild Bill Hickok to make her see sense, and realise her Secret Love…

Calamity Jane - Jodie Prenger as Calamity Jane & Company. Photo Credit - Manuel Harlan

Calamity Jane has an Oscar nominated score that includes The Black Hills of Dakota, The Deadwood Stage (Whip-Crack-Away), Just Blew in from the Windy City and the award-winning song Secret Love.

Jodie Prenger is probably best known for winning the role of Nancy in Cameron Mackintosh’s West End production of Oliver! through the BBC television series I’d Do Anything.

Since then she has starred in the National Theatre’s hit production of One Man, Two Guvnors both in the West End and on tour and as Lady of the Lake in Spamalot. Jodie is also a regular presenter on BBC Radio 2.

The rest of the company includes Anthony Dunn, Sioned Saunders, Rob Delaney, Christina Tedders, Paul Kissaun, Jon Bonner, Martin McCarthy, Matthew James Hinchliffe, Jamie Noar, Giovanna Ryan and Justin Wilman.

Calmity Jane runs from November 25-29.

Remaining tour dates

December 1-6, Malvern Theatre
January 19-24, Theatre Royal, Bath
January 27-31, The Orchard Theatre, Dartford
February 3-7, Bradford Theatre
February 10-14, Grand Opera House, York
February 17-21, New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
February 24-28, Congress Theatre, Eastbourne
March 3-7, Sunderland Empire
March 10-14, Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent
March 17-21, New Wimbledon Theatre
March 24-28, Palace Theatre, Manchester
March 31-April 4, King’s Theatre, Southsea
April 7-11, Grand Theatre, Swansea
April 14-18, Wycombe Swan
April 28-May 2, Theatre Royal, Brighton
May 5-9, Empire Theatre, Liverpool
May 12-16, Darlington Civic Centre
May 19-23, Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin
June 2-6, His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
June 9-13, New Theatre Oxford
June 16-20, King’s Theatre, Glasgow
June 23-27, The Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds
June 30-July 4, Leicester Curve
July 7-11, Hull New Theatre
July 21-25, Sands Centre, Carlisle
July 28-August 1, Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells.

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