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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the Kings Theatre Southsea

Published: 5th March 2014 09:59

By Natalie Libby 

The Seven Brides For Seven Brothers musical tour has now reached Portsmouth.

Playing for a limited time at the King's Theatre, Albert Road, Southsea, the production is a vibrant and spirited revival of the popular 1950s classic.

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, set in the backwoods of Oregon in the 1850s, tells the tale of woodsman Adam Pontipee (Sam Attwater) who visits town to find himself a wife.

Upon his visit, Adam meets and weds Milly (Helena Blackman), an opinionated and driven young woman. But when the couple move back to the woods, Milly finds herself playing Mother to Adam's six ill-mannered and uncivilised brothers.

The vibrant musical follows Milly in her quest to better the brothers' behaviour and turn them into ideal suitors in some wonderfully choreographed numbers.

Both Attwater and Blackman were excellent in their leading roles, while those playing the six brothers won the audience over with their unruly charm and comedic value.

Songs such as "Bless Your Beautiful Hide" and "Wonderful Wonderful Day" are carried out in an enthusiastic and energetic manner.

Executed smoothly, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers shows director and choreographer Patti Columbo at her very best.

The cast and crew have done a brilliant job in recreating the hit musical at the King's theatre and it is well worth the watch.

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers is showing at the King's theatre until Saturday 8th March 2014.

Admission varies from £23.00 to £33.00 and tickets can be booked through the venue's website.

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