7 Brides for 7 Brothers poster SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS - July 1992
In the Oregon Territory, mountain man Adam Pontipee comes to town to sell his crops and woo a woman to be his wife, succeeding with spirited Milly. Her dreams of keeping house for just one man are shattered when she discovers that Adam shares his pigsty cabin with six brawling brothers.

Milly’s good cooking and stubborn nature whip the young men into shape and inspire them to seek women of their own. The kidnapping of their six sweethearts spurs Milly to throw the men out of the house, but enforced proximity caused by winter and the brothers’ good intentions just might help love bloom again.

Book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay. Lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Music by Gene de Paul. Based on "The Sobbin' Women" by Stephen Vincent Benet.

The original musical was based on the 1954 MGM movie starring Howard Keel and Jane Powell. The ill-fated Broadway stage version in 1982 starred pop singer Debby Boone but lacked the glorious Michael Kidd choreography and the picturesque settings that distinguished the film. It closed after five performances, unlike the South Downe version which completed its run.

Trivia: Debby Boone, daughter of Pat Boone and direct descendant of Daniel Boone. Parents in law are Jose Ferrer and Rosemary Clooney.

Adam Brydon Baker
Millie Jacqueline Prentice
Gideon Tony Bryant
Alice Peta Taylor
Benjamin Dave Harkness
Dorcas Carole Stallard
Caleb Brian Sweatman
Ruth Mary-Rose Austin
Daniel Mike Dore
Liza Julie Bryant
Ephraim Alan Jenkins
Martha Sarah Pilbeam
Frank Matthew Dyson
Sarah Sara Ostermeyer
Suitors Fraser Rischardson, Cliff Jones, Steve Reading, Joe Gould, Peter McCrohon, John Blencowe
Townspeople Barry Tester, Marie Willcocks, Tony Willcocks, Brian Bayford, Kate Davey, Paul Western
Chorus Rachel Bunday, Elizabeth Cobbs, Helen Collis, Kate Davey, Yvonne Jenkins, June Jones, Kate Langrish, Julie Mitchell, Pat Pring, Julie Williams
Producer & Choreographer Audrey Pring
Musical Director Alan Pring
Official Accompanist Jean Porter
Stage Manager Colin D Justice
Assistant Stage Managers George Hyde, Frank Watson
Stage Crew Ron Lewis, Lee Stoddart, Peter Jackman, Marc Scott
Fly Crew Tony Elsdon, John Dunston, Kate Evans
Sound Peter Mitchell
Lighting Design Colin D Justice, Theresa Pratt
Property Mistress Sarah Cordell
Property Assistant Andy Oakley
Wardrobe Co-ordinators June Jones, Maureen Francis
Wardrobe Assistants Francis Collins, Queenie Hill, Sheila Justice, Marion Williams
Wigs and Make-up Sheila Justice
Publicity Hayley Smither, Catharine Ferguson
Front of House Photographs Ivan Saunders
Programme Design & Production Hayley Smither, Clare Wallace
Ticket Controller Anita Waterhouse
Ticket Assistants Pat Wallace, Joan Budd
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