Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Broadway in Budleigh

The annual summer show staged by London-based Imperial College Operatic Society (ICOS) will be the Broadway hit Sweet Charity, which runs at the Public Hall from 29 July to 8 August 2009.

Sweet Charity the musical, by Neil Simon, Dorothy Fields, and Cy Coleman, based on Federico Fellini's screenplay for Nights of Cabiria, opened in January 1966 at the Palace Theatre on Broadway. Directed and and choreographed by Bob Fosse it ran for 608 performances and was nominated for 12 Tony Awards. The show had a London production at the Prince of Wales Theatre in 1967 starring Juliet Prowse.

The ICOS staging will include all the hits from the show including 'Big spender', 'If my friends could see me now', 'Rhythm of life', and 'Baby dream your dream'.

ICOS was established in 1956 and has been annually touring shows to Budleigh Salterton since 1968. Every summer, around 60 members of the cast and crew visit the town. During its fortnight stay the Society presents ten performances in the town's Public Hall, as well as organising a charity concert.

This year’s concert will, once again, be in aid of the Nserester Orphanage, Uganda and will be held on Sunday 2 August 2009, at 2.30 pm at St. Peter's church, Budleigh Salterton.

Tickets for Sweet Charity are £9, with the matinee showing priced £6, and are available from Budleigh Salterton Tourist Information Centre.

Performance times: 29 July 7.00 pm; 30 July – 1 August 7.30 pm; 4 – 8 August 7.30 pm; matinee 6 August, 2.30 pm

To book, or for further information, telephone 01395 445275. More details are on the ICOS website at http://www.icostour.co.uk/

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