Annie Get Your Gun 2005

A fast-moving and colourful show

"There's no business like show business" goes the song - and what a show.

Annie Get Your Gun is being presented this week at the Princes Theatre by Clacton Amateur Operatic Society.

Fast-moving and colourful, this production has it all, and should not be missed for its Indian scene alone.

Julie Codling and newcomer Kevin Richards excel in the roles of Annie Oakley and Frank Butler. Jane Parkinson gives her usual good performance as Dolly, Frank's assistant. Neil Murphie as Buffalo Bill, Keith Woodward as Pawnee Bill and David Thompson as Wilson all play their parts with confidence.

Sitting Bull look magnificent in the war bonnet and Annie's siblings Minnie, Jessie, Nellie and Little Jake were delightful. The energetic team of dancers were excellent and worked very hard and coped very well with some very quick costume changes. The chorus members were very well dressed and obviously enjoyed every minute.

Round this off with the well known music by Irving Berlin played by a very good orchestra, conducted by musical director David Cawdell and you have a show directed by Val Massey and choreographed by Nicola Mundell-Poole which would grace any professional stage.

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