The Cheriton Players

Coming Soon

Calamity Jane

June 29 - July 2



A musical Western adapted from the celebrated stage-play and film, Calamity Jane is a perfect 'fit' for Cheriton Players and after a year's delay we can now present our 60th anniversary production in style. We are lucky enough to be able to stage the show in a barn at Middle Farm, Cheriton, courtesy of Mark Cheyney. We look forward to welcoming audiences to a memorable sharpshootin', high kickin' performance. There will be a licensed bar and a BBQ for each performance, available 90 minutes before curtain up. And there'll be a prize for the best dressed audience member!

Calamity Jane dresses like a man, totes a gun and drives the Deadwood City stagecoach. Well-meaning, but disaster-prone, she tries to help the local saloon proprietor out of a jam by promising to fetch a music-hall star from Chicago. A hilarious comedy, it nevertheless has many tender moments and some very famous numbers, including ‘Secret Love’, ‘Black Hills Of Dakota’, ‘Deadwood Stage’ and ‘Windy City’.

Deadwood City’s two most famous peace officers, Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickock, get involved in saving the neck of Henry Miller, the local saloon operator. It seems that ‘Millie’ has been promoting a beautiful actress named Frances Fryer, but Frances turns out to be a boy, Francis. Millie’s attempt to cover up is soon unmasked by the angry miners. To keep the peace, Calamity sets out for Chicago to bring back the miner’s real heart-throb, Adelaide Adams. And for the rest of the story, you’re going to have to come and see it for yourselves! Tickets (for adults and children) are NOW ON SALE!