Happy as Gary to be back on patch

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A FEEL good mu­si­cal prom­ises to leave au­di­ences smil­ing when it comes to a Bucks theatre next month.

The mu­si­cal Ok­la­homa! writ­ten by Rodgers & Ham­mer­stein, will be per­formed at The Wy­combe Swan theatre from Tues­day, Au­gust 4 un­til Satur­day, Au­gust 8.

Gary Wil­mot, who plays Ali Ha Kim in the pro­duc­tion, said: “It is fan­tas­tic. We started the pro­duc­tion around March, this is the last one.”

Well known songs in the fa­mous pro­duc­tion in­clude Oh, What a Beau­ti­ful Mornin’, I’m Just a Girl Who Cain’t Say No, Sur­rey With a Fringe on Top, Kansas City, Peo­ple Will Say We’re in Love.

The ac­tor used to live in Bea­cons­field and now re­sides in the north of the county, Bletch­ley.

He added: “All of the songs are bril­liant, it is full of songs that are well known. It is nice to be in a com­pany with such a fun per­for­mance. I have never worked in a show with such an un­be­liev­able level of tal­ent.

“The show is about new re­la­tion­ships, new begin­nings. The char­ac­ter I play is great and is very dif­fer­ent to ev­ery­one else on the stage.”

It fea­tures a large cast of more than 25 peo­ple and cho­rus, as well as a live or­ches­tra.

The mu­si­cal tells the story of cow­boy Curly McLain and his ro­mance with farm girl Lau­rey Wil­liams. Mean­while, Ado An­nie is torn be­tween cow­boy Will and ped­dler Ali Hakim.

The per­for­mance is di­rected by Rachel Ka­vanaugh and with chore­og­ra­phy by Drew McOnie,

Gary added: “It is full of great tunes, ter­rific songs. I think peo­ple should come for a great night out and be­cause there is noth­ing but rub­bish on TV at the mo­ment. I think that peo­ple should go and see live theatre at least once a week, it is im­por­tant to use it.”

Gary Wil­mot in Ok­la­homa

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