Saddle up for a trip to Oklahoma with musical society

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Gainsborough Musical Theatre Society are back on stage at Trinity Arts Centre next month with the classic feelgood show, Oklahoma!.A

As refreshing and thrilling as the day it was written, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s western-themed masterpiece remains as popular as ever.

From the minute the rugged cowboy Curly steps on to the stage singing Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ we know that all will be right with the world.

But there is tension lying underneath.

Set in Oklahoma territory in the early 1900s, cattlemen and farmers fight over fences and water rights.

In the middle of that controversy are two romantic rivalries simmering away.

One is between Curly and a hired hand named Jud Fry, both in love with farm girl Laurey.

The other involves Laurey’s friend Ado Annie, Will Parker her on/off boyfriend and Ali Hakim, a travelling salesman.

As things come to a head, who will end up with who and will all disputes be settled?

This colourful production overflows with well-known songs such as I’m Just a Girl Who Cain’t Say No, Surrey With a Fringe on Top, Kansas City, People Will Say We’re in Love and, of course, the rousing title song itself.

The show is at Trinity Arts from April 26 to April 30 at 7.30pm each night, plus a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets are £12.50 (£10.50 concessions) on 01427 676655 or online at www.trinityarts.co.uk