Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun at Betley Court Farm 20th - 25th July 2021

Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin.

Written by Dorothy & Herbert Fields.

As revised by Peter Stone.

Director - Joel Montague.

Music Director - Andrew Corcoran.

Produced by Reuben Speed and Sasha Regan.

Dates and Times: Gates open from 6:00pm for evening performances, the show will start approximately 7:30pm*: Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th.

Gates open at 1:00pm for matinee performances, the show will start approximately at 2:30pm*: Wednesday 21st, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th. 

*We cannot guarentee this being the start time for the performance. 

We are very excited to announce our first muscial production is of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun. 

Performed outside in the gorgeous Staffordshire landscape of the grounds at Betley Court Farm. 'Annie Get Your Gun' tells the story of a young country girl finding fame and love on Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show as a sharpshooter. Based on a true story, the show highlights this strong and independent woman with toe tapping show tunes that will stick in your head with classics such as 'Anything you can do I can do better', 'Moonshine Lullby', 'I've got the Sun in the Morning' and 'There's no business like show business'. 

Starring West End performers Gemma Sutton and Joel Montague, further casting to be announced soon. We will be using Peter Stone's acclaimed revised 1999 Broadway version of the show as a 90 minute performance. We have some great offers for you to save whilst buying multiple tickets, general admission is £30, pair of tickets are £55 (each ticket retailing at £27.50) or bring a small group of four for £100 (each ticket retailing at £25!).

So come join us for a night of sublime music, performed in a unique location and starring some of West End's best talent. For an event that is not to be missed. 

 

Frequently asked questions:

Q. Are there seats? 

A. Yes, we do have seating available. Closer to the stage we will have a few rows of bales of straw for those wanting to be immsered in the storytelling of the show. We then have fold out seats and at the back tiered benches. If you did however feel more comfortable to bring your own chair you are more than welcome to. 

Q. Can we all sit togther, if we come in a group? 

A. Our auditirum will have approximately groups of seating for up to 4 people (excluding the benches). We want to create a safe and flexible environemt to ease people back into social gathering events safely. Between each group of four chairs there will be a space of no smaller than a metre for the next group. We are following the current gudielines and adapting a method that will accomdate all. It will be still be intimate but also safe.

 

Q. What happens if it rains?

A. We would recommend to pack coats and macs. Umbrellas, are promitted however, we may ask you to take them down if they are obstucting views. As the song goes 'Let's go on with the show...' so even if it raining we will be continuing the show.

 

Q. Can we bring food?

A. Yes, this is a picnic event however alcohol is prohibitted. We do have a great bar run by Thirst Aid offering comparatively priced drinks, so you can enjoy the night safely. We also have returning the fish and chip bar and  Pepper Ooni Pizza's (Tuesday-Thursday).

Q. Can you book a seat?

A. Unfortunately all the seatings is unreserved, so it is a first come first serve on where you will sit. However, all the seats will have a good view of the stage as we are performing this in the round.

 

If you have any other questions, please don't hesiate to drop us an email. We cannot guarantee a quick reply as we are currently working throughout to make sure this is a fantastic show. If you require urgent action please don't heistate to contact the farm directly, where your query will be recorded and replied to as soon as possible.  

Gemma Sutton as Annie Oakley

Past productions - Gypsy, Oklahoma, Me and My Girl, Strictly Ballroom, Hairspray, Chicago, Carousel

Joel Montague as Frank Butler

Past Productions- Waitress, Guys & Dolls, School of Rock, Funny Girl, The Producers, Billy Elliot. Soon to be seen touring the Uk in Chicago

Leon Craig as Buffalo Bill

Past Productions - Everyone's Talking About Jamie, Aladdin, Little Shop of Horrors, Jesus Christ Superstar

Karl Seth as Chief Sitting Bull

Past Productions - The Kite Runner, Annie Get Your Gun, Broken Wings, Bend it Like Beckham, East is East

Matthew Atkins as Charlie Davenport

Past Productions - Persuasions, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Choir of Man, The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Emma Crossley as Dolly Tate

Past Productions - Priscilla Queen of The Desert, Fat Friends the Musical, Kinky Boots, Oh What A Lovely War, Mamma Mia.

Jordan Cunningham as Tommy Keeler

Priscilla Queen of The Desert, West Side Story, Everyone's Talking About Jamie.

Charlotte O'Rourke as Winnie Tate

Past Productions - I Wish my Life Were a Musical, Mamma Mia, Aladdin

Check out our trailer for Annie Get Your Gun.

Gemma Sutton and Joel Montague sing 'They say it's wonderful' from the show Annie Get Your Gun. Performed in front of Betley Mere. Thank you to The Collective Media Group for their work on this video.

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