Wonderful night out is in store

Connie Fisher and friends in a scene from Wonderful Town
Connie Fisher and friends in a scene from Wonderful Town

LEONARD Bernstein’s musical comedy Wonderful Town follows up a smash-hit run at The Lowry in Salford by dropping in to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from May 15-19.

Wonderful Town, directed by The Royal Exchange Theatre Artistic Director Braham Murray and starring Connie Fisher, opened at The Lowry, Salford, on March 31, combining artistic forces with the Royal Exchange Theatre and The Hallé Orchestra to present a remarkable fully staged, brilliantly choreographed production of legendary composer Leonard Bernstein‘s musical comedy.

Connie Fisher, star of The Sound of Music and of the BBC’s How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, plays aspiring writer Ruth Sherwood who arrives in New York with her beautiful younger sister Eileen.

The indomitable pair meet an array of colourful characters along the way, creating chaos at every turn in their search for romance, success and a free meal from Walgreen’s deli.

Wonderful Town first premiered in New York in 1953, where it won five Tony Awards including Best Musical. The 2003 revival also won further Tony and Drama Desk Awards. Wonderful Town was last performed in London’s West End in 1986.

Director Braham Murray said: “To direct a great musical is a dream come true. There is only one word to describe it. Wonderful.”

Tickets to see Wonderful Town are £14-£37.50, available by calling the box office at the Royal Centre on 0115 9895555.