- April 8, 2015
Oklahoma! has arrived in Sussex, the evergreen Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic and their first collaboration which proved to be an instant hit in 1943.
This 2015 production is full of the warmth and pioneer spirit of the Oklahoman prairies.
Despite the sunny outlook there is a dark side to the sun-soaked American dream in the form of brooding and brutish farmhand Jud (Nic Greenshields).
The showdown between cowboy Curly (Ashley Day) and Jud over the independent-woman Laurey (Charlotte Wakefield) is gripping.
Belinda Lang is great as Aunt Eller and Gary Wilmot as old pedlar Ali Hakim is a real treat.
The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, 7 April 2015
Rating: 4 Stars