Chad readers could be in with a chance of winning tickets to see “Calamity Jane” at Mansfield’s Palace Theatre.
The show made famous by Doris Day and Howard Keel boasts famous songs such as “Secret Love”, “Deadwood Stage”, “Windy City” to name but a few.
Set in the Wild West, Calamity Jane is the story of a tomboy who shoots and acts like a man.
In the course of her journeys she encounters Indians, bears and other problems but she has a way of exaggerating the truth.
She tries to save the neck of the local saloon owner Henry Miller (“Millie”) who had been promoting a beautiful actress named Frances Fryer. Unfortunately Millie’s booking goes terribly wrong and his customers are in uproar.
To keep the peace, and with some encouragement from her friend, Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity rashly promises that she will set out for Chicago to bring back the hottest actress around, Adelaide Adams. I
n Chicago Calamity mistakes Adelaide’s maid, Katie Brown, for the actress. Stage-struck Katie pretends to be the great actress and agrees to go back to Deadwood with Calamity. However, when Katie starts to perform her opening number the crowds quickly realise that she is not who she says she is. At this Katie breaks down and confesses that she is not the famous Adelaide Adams and that she has deceived everyone including Calamity. Calamity once more has to restore order and persuades the audience to give Katie a chance. Calamity and Katie become the best of friends until Katie receives attention from Lieutenant Danny Gilmartin for whom Calamity has held a secret yearning.
There are two pairs of tickets up for grabs to see the evening performance of Calamity Jane on Wednesday 5th March 2014.
To be in with a chance of winning the tickets all you have to do is email us at: email@example.com or write to us at “Calamity Jane” editorial competition, Unit 2a, Sherwood Oaks Business Park, Southwell Road West, Mansfield, NG18 4TB by Sunday 2nd March with the answer to ‘what is the name of the local saloon owner?’ Include your name, address and contact details.
Calamity Jane runs from Wednesday 5th March until Sunday 9th March inclusive. Evening shows start at 7.15pm. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday start at 2.30pm.
Tickets can be obtained from the Palace Theatre Box Office by calling 01623 633133 or visiting www.mansfield.gov.uk/palacetheatre.