Glitz and glamour on stage with 42nd Street

Amii Dyne, Danielle Willetts and Rachael Nicholls in 42nd Street
Amii Dyne, Danielle Willetts and Rachael Nicholls in 42nd Street

One of musical theatre’s greatest shows takes to the stage at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre next week.

Coventry Musical Theatre Society present 42nd Streetat the venue from Thursday June 23 to Saturday June 25.

Set in the glitz and glamour of the 1930s, the show tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, an out of work chorus girl, who is desperate to be a star. But the road to Broadway is never smooth and with the leading lady suddenly unable to go on and the entire cast relying on her, the pressure is on Peggy step in to live her dream and save the show.

Director Steve Boden said: “42nd Street is the epitome of great musical theatre. It’s provides a fabulous opportunity for grand staging, elaborate and spectacular scenery, beautiful period costumes and some of the greatest tunes written for any musical.

“It’s also a brilliant production to introduce families and younger children to musical theatre. The story is very simply told but with a degree of charm, sophistication, elegance and some amazing song and dance sequences.”

The show has a cast of 42 performers and a 12-piece orchestra. The society was formed in 1909 and has produced musicals in the city almost every year since then.

Tickets start from £15.95 with concessions costing £13.95. Call 024 7655 3055 or visit www.belgrade.co.uk to book.