Hollywood classics are gracing Little’s boards
AUTUMN has firmly set in and, with winter following on fast, there’s a definite chill in the air this week at the Little – with murder and intrigue aplenty on stage.
Dial M for Murder has been a big hit with our audiences as they enjoy the twists and turns of the classic crime drama made famous by the Alfred Hitchcock film with Grace Kelly and Ray Milland in the main roles, here reprised by Adrienne Ledson and Howerd Kernahan.
We’ve had a dream start to the 2018/19 season with packed houses for our first plays and the comedy festival shows.
Next week Maghull Musical Theatre Company will be dreaming of the festivities to come with their production of the iconic Irving Berlin musical, White Christmas.
The musical White Christmas is a modern show written in the early 2000s based on the famous 1954 film staring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen (itself inspired by Bing’s 1942 movie Holiday Inn).
It has bagged awards and enjoyed several major revivals in the last few years, establishing itself as a firm favourite among theatre goers at this time of year.
The story follows soldiers Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, played by Lee Ashall and Alex McKillop.
They served under General Waverley, played by Bob Cleverly, in World War II but 10 years later are touring as a popular song and dance duo.
They meet singing sisters Betty and Judy Haynes – Alex Ashall and Sophie Grant respectively – and, with romance in the air, follow them to the Columbia Inn in Vermont now owned by their former general.
They come together to put on an extravaganza to boost the fortunes of the failing inn – however, misunderstandings arise which could threaten the success of the show and the likelihood of love’s promise.
White Christmas is a charming, heart-warming musical comedy and the perfect way to ease yourself into the festive spirit.
Alongside the beloved yuletide title track, so evocative of the most wonderful time of the year, it is packed with musical gems such as Happy Holidays, Let Yourself Go, Blue Skies and How Deep is the Ocean.
Directed by Ian Culshaw with Sarah Fletcher as choreographer and Adam Dutch as musical director, White Christmas runs from November 7-10.
Tickets will be on sale at the Little Theatre box office from 11am on October 31 – ring 01704 530521/530460.
Maghull Musical Theatre Company presents White Christmas at Southport Little Theatre from November 7
Left, Danny Kaye, Jean Simmons and Bing Crosby on the set of White Christmas