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Sam Attwater and Helena Blackman to star in UK Tour of SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS


Seven Brides for Seven Brothers


Sam Attwater and Helena Blackman will star in a stunning new version of the classic musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.


It is being directed and choreographed by Broadway’s award-winning Patti Colombo, who has already won rave reviews for this version in the USA. The Wall Street Journal describe her as “one of the finest musical-comedy choregraphers in the business”. Variety added: "Patti Colombo has fuelled the action with dizzying leaps and spins that frequently brought cheers from the opening night audience."

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers will open at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley (Friday 13 - Saturday September 21) then tour to Cardiff, Edinburgh, Wimbledon, Crewe, Birmingham, Aylesbury, Cheltenham, Blackpool, Sunderland and Glasgow. More dates will be announced soon for 2014.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers tells the story of Adam, the eldest of seven brothers living in the rural backwoods, who goes to town to get himself a wife. Convincing Milly to marry him that very same day, he forgets to mention he has six brothers - all living together in his cabin. Milly decides to reform the uncouth siblings, who are anxious to get wives of their own. Then, after reading about the Roman capture of the Sabine women, Adam has what he thinks is an inspired solution to his brothers’ loneliness - they will kidnap the women they want! Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is packed with 16  timeless classics, including Bless Your Beautiful Hide, A Woman Ought to Know Her Place and Goin’ Courtin’. 

This new production is directed and choreographed by Broadway’s award-winning Patti Colombo, who The Wall Street Journal describe as “one of the finest musical-comedy choregraphers in the business”.

Sam Attwater (Adam) landed his first TV acting role in 2009, playing Ricky in Hollyoaks. The following year he joined EastEnders and its online spin-off, EastEnders: E20, as Leon Small. Sam is also a singer. He recently played Brad Majors in the 40th anniversary tour of The Rocky Horror Show and also appeared in the stage musicals Dreamboats and Petticoats in the West End, Tonight's the Night and 20th Century Boy. 

Helena Blackman (Milly) was Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy at the Wales Millennium Centre, Dorothy in an acclaimed run of The Wizard of Oz at Leicester Haymarket Theatre, she toured the UK as Nellie Forbush in Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific, she played Gertie in Noel & Gertie at the Cockpit in London and was in The Secret Garden at West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Patti Colombo’s choreography for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the Goodspeed Opera House received a Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Best Choreography and The Elliot Norton Award for the National Tour. She received an Emmy nomination and American Choreographapher's Award for Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby on US TV and she also choreographed the original Tony-nominated Broadway production. She choreographed national tours of Doctor Dolittle starring Tommy Tune and Seussical, the Musical with Cathy Rigby. She received L.A. Drama-Logue Awards for Drood (West Coast premiere), On the Town, Most Happy Fella, and West Side Story. 

Set Design is by Anna Louizos, Lighting Design Nick Richings, Sound Design Jezz Helens, Musical Supervisor Martin Hughes, Musical Director Bruce Knight, Associate Director/Choreographer Karl Warden. 

As well as being a very successful actor, Paul Nicholas has produced many shows including: Jesus Christ Superstar (concert version), The Pirates Of Penzance (UK tour), Grease (West End & Broadway - Tony Award nomination for Best Revival 2008), The Rocky Horror Show (directed by Paul Nicholas), Ain't Misbehavin' (West End), Singin' in the Rain (UK tour), Evita (UK tour), Chess (UK tour), Happy Days (UK tour), Saturday Night Fever (London Palladium & Minskoff Theatre, New York), Producer, co-adapter Tale of Two Cities (UK tour), Jekyll & Hyde (UK tour), Keeler (directed by Paul Nicholas), Jest End (Players Theatre and Jermyn Street Theatre) Keeler Producer/Director (UK Tour),The Tale Of Two Cities musical (Charing Cross Theatre). His latest West End production is WAG! The Musical at Charing Cross Theatre.

Peter Frosdick’s producing credits over the past 18 years include major national tours of: 42nd Street, South Pacific, Anything Goes, Singin' In The Rain, Disney's Beauty and The Beast, Jekyll And Hyde, Carousel, Barnum, Fiddler On The Roof, Pirates of Penzance, Murdered To Death, Keeler and Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, which also played in the West End. His latest West End production is WAG! The Musical at CharingCross Theatre.

George Critchley is the Producer and Artistic Director for PMA Productions Ltd. He has produced over 60 plays, musicals and pantomimes.

LISTINGS INFO

Seven Brides Associates present 

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Book by Lawrence Kasha and David S Landay, 
Music by Gene de Paul Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
New Songs by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn

starring Dancing on Ice Champion SAM ATTWATER as Adam Pontipee

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria’s HELENA BLACKMAN as Milly

Directed and Choreographed by Broadway’s award-winning PATTI COLOMBO

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Friday 13 - Saturday 21 September 
Bromley
Churchill Theatre
Box Office: 08448 717 620
Monday - Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday & Saturday at 2.30pm

Tuesday 24 - Saturday 28 September 
Cardiff
New Theatre
Box Office: 029 2087 8889
Tuesday at 7.45pm
Wednesday - Saturday at 7.30pm
Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday at 2.30pm

Monday 30 September - Saturday 5 October
Edinburgh
Playhouse Theatre
Box Office: 0844 871 3014
Monday 7.45pm
Tuesday - Saturday at 7.30pm
Wednesday & Saturday at 2.30pm

Monday 7 - Saturday 12 October
LONDON
Wimbledon
New Wimbledon Theatre
LONDON
Box Office: 0844 871 7646
Tuesday - Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday & Saturday at 2.30pm

Monday 14 October - Saturday 19 October
Crewe
Lyceum Theatre
Box Office: 01270 368 242
Monday - Saturday at 7.30pm
Wednesday & Saturday at 2.30pm

Monday 21 October - Saturday 26
Manchester
Opera House
Box Office: 0844 871 3018
Monday at 7.45pm
Tuesday - Saturday at 7.30pm
Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Monday 28 October - Saturday 2 November
Aylesbury
Waterside Theatre
Box office: 0844 871 7607
Monday at 7.45pm
Tuesday - Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday & Saturday at 2.30pm

Monday 4 -Saturday 9 November  
Cheltenham
Everyman Theatre
Box Office: 01242 572573
Monday at 7.45pm
Tuesday - Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday & Saturday at 2.00pm

Mondfay 11 - Saturday 16 November
Blackpool
Grand Theatre
Box Office: 01253 290 190
Monday at 8.00pm
Tuesday - Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday & Saturday at 2.30pm

Monday 18 - Saturday 23 November 
Sunderland
Empire Theatre
Box Office: 0844 871 3022
Monday at 7.45pm
Tuesday - Saturday at 7.30pm
Wednesday & Saturday at 2.30pm

Monday 25 - Saturday 30 November 
Glasgow
King’s Theatre
Box Office: 0844 871 7648
Monday at 7.45pm
Tuesday - Saturday at 7.30pm
Wednesday & Saturday at 2.30pm



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