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Emmerdale's Tom Lister joins Jodie Prenger in Calamity Jane

The production opens at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury in July

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Emmerdale's Tom Lister will play Wild Bill Hickok

Emmerdale star Tom Lister, Alex Hammond and Phoebe Street are joining Jodie Prenger in the cast of Calamity Jane at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury.

The production, which runs from 17 July to 6 September 2014 prior to a national tour, will be directed by Nikolai Foster (All the Fun of the Fair, Beautiful Thing).

Tom Lister, who will play Wild Bill Hickok, recently appeared in Water Babies at Leicester Curve. Alex Hammond (Danny) made his professional debut in the WhatsOnStage Award-winning revival of Taboo at Brixton Clubhouse; Phoebe Street (Katie Briown) recently appeared in The Light Princess at the National Theatre.

The rest of the company includes Anthony Dunn as Henry Miller, Sioned Saunders as Susan, Rob Delaney as Francis Fryer, Christina Tedders as Adelaide Adams, Paul Kissaun as Rattlesnake, Jon Bonner as Doc, Martin McCarthy as Joe, Matthew James Hinchliffe as Buck and Jamie Noar as Hank.

Calamity Jane, which features the songs "The Black Hills of Dakota", "The Deadwood Stage (Whip-Crack-Away)", "Just Blew in from the Windy City" and "Secret Love", is adapted for the stage by Charles K Freeman and has music by Sammy Fain with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster.

It's produced by The Watermill Theatre Newbury in association with Jamie Wilson, Paul Elliott and Duncan C Weldon. Musical arrangements and supervision will be by Catherine Jayes.

The tour will visit venues include Plymouth, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Bath, Birmingham, Stoke, Wimbledon, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow.


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