Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
PUBLISHED: 12:44 15 November 2010
PACKED with show-stopping songs, the thigh-slapping, toe-tapping, family musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers appears at the Theatre Royal Bath next week.
Voted the third most popular musical of all time by BBC Radio 2 listeners, and one of the best MGM musicals of the 1950s, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is a glorious romp, a fast-moving, entertaining show filled with dazzling dance routines.
Set in Oregon in 1850, the well-loved musical tells the story of Adam Pontipee, the eldest of seven brothers, who goes into town to find a wife.
He hits the jackpot straight away when he meets Milly, who is so taken with his charms she marries him that very afternoon.
It’s only when she returns with him to his backwoods home that Milly discovers there are another six brothers - Benjamin, Caleb, Daniel, Ephraim, Frank and Gideon - all living in his cabin and in need of wives of their own.
Milly is appalled at the brothers’ slovenliness and sets out to reform the uncouth siblings into perfect gentlemen.
In the meantime the brothers develop an inspired solution to their predicament and steal six girls from town to be their brides!
Bath Light Operatic Group returns to the Theatre Royal’s stage with a 40-strong company to present Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
The company will be performing the play from November 23-27.
Tickets, priced £10-29, are available from the box office on 01225 448844 or at www.theatreroyal.org.uk