Mississippi sailing in Axminster

PUBLISHED: 15:03 02 November 2010

Kelly Apps who plays the part of Magnolia Hawkes, Andrew Helson who plays the part of Gaylord Ravenal and Romana Burrough who plays their daughter, Kim.

Kelly Apps who plays the part of Magnolia Hawkes, Andrew Helson who plays the part of Gaylord Ravenal and Romana Burrough who plays their daughter, Kim.

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Show Boat is set to be performed on the the Axminster stage

Axminster Operatic Society is tackling one of its biggest and most spectacular of shows, Show Boat next month.

This show is generally regarded as one of the all time greats, with beautiful music, spectacular costumes and diverse characters.

The story starts off in the 1880s and finishes around the 1920s .

There is comedy and drama, from the sweetness and light of Magnolia Hawkes, leading lady and singer, to Julie LaVerne, the former showboat singer - rejected by a bigoted and prejudicial society as it was in the early 1900s in deep south Mississippi, and whose life was wasted away by alcoholism and tragedy. There are unforgettable songs, like Bill, Can’t Help Loving Dat Man, Only Make Believe and, of course, the well known and haunting Old Man River.

Show Boat will be produced by Nick Lawrence, extremely respected and well-known throughout the South West, and musically directed by Rob Preece, who has been the Company’s musical director for many years.

Show Boat is on at Axminster Guildhall from Wednesday, November 17 to November 20, at 7.30 pm with a matinee on the Saturday at 2.30 pm.

Tickets are on sale from Archway Bookshop (01297) 33595.


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