they’re living the dream

Tony Winfield and Jo Petch in Matlock Musical Theatre's new show American Dream.''Photo by Matt Petch
Tony Winfield and Jo Petch in Matlock Musical Theatre's new show American Dream.''Photo by Matt Petch

Matlock Musical Theatre are back next month with their latest production, American Dream.

After last summer’s successful tour of the region with Right Royal Revue, MMT are ready to woo you once more with something quite different.

They would like you to invite you to join them for American Dream , at Bakewell Town Hall on May 16-18.

The production is an original concept show where the story reveals an intriguing and melodious dream that helps disheartened producer, Hattie (Jo Petch), accompanied by her “old school” but supportive father, Joe (Tony Winfield), regain her inspiration and creative flow, in a world where time and travel know no bounds and where many a comedy star passes their way.

You will find yourself transported across the States meeting the Jets (with a difference) in the West Side of New York, stopping off at the Central Perk for a coffee with Phoebe and Ross, or just dropping in on the singing sisters from Sister Act.

After Kathryn Kersey’s collaborative success producing last summer’s show, MMT are excited that she has once again agreed to head up this father/daughter productionteam.

She has been working alongside her dad, John Kersey, to write and direct the show.

This project has once again come about with the expert creative assistance of Delph Richards, who is in charge of music direction.

The dynamic team have been members of MMT for many years and bring their wealth of experience to the production and, as is reflected in the storyline, this has brought a diverse and varied song choice, from classic and contemporary musicals, movies and pop; the more modern and the traditional.

John, Kathryn and the company believe there will be something for everyone in the show and are also very pleased to be performing at this lovely venue for the first time.

Along with a good old edible American treats included in the price, how can you resist?

The shows starts at 7.15pm nightly.

Tickets can be purchased for £9 for adults and £7for under16 (discount available for early bookings before May 9), from Jane Allwood on 01246 220841. For more information see and their Facebook page and Twitter feed.

n Buxton Opera House will be transported back to 1139 for a stage adaptation of the medieval sleuth drama Cadfael – The Virgin in the Ice, taking place from May 7-11.

It is winter 1139 and raging civil war has sent many refugees fleeing north from Worcester, among them an orphaned boy, his beautiful 17-year-old sister, and a young nun. But they seem to have disappeared somewhere in the wild winter landscape of frost and snow. Brother Cadfael embarks on a dangerous quest to find them.

For ticket details, call the box office on 0845 1272190.