Our annual excursion to Chichester - Wednesday 4th September 2019 

Roger and Hammerstein’s 




Chichester Festival Theatre 2.30pm


Handsome cowboy Curly McLain is head over spurs for farm owner Laurey Williams. But lonely ranch-hand Jud Fry has his sinister sights set on her too. And Laurey’s not the only girl with cowboy problems. Ado Annie’s beau Will Parker is back from chasing steers in Kansas City, where he won the fifty dollars her father insists Will must have to marry her.But this irrepressible farm girl won’t be bought quite so easily.

Luckily for this love-struck crew of spirited ranchers and bronco busters, wise Aunt Eller is riding ahead of the herd. With its glorious score and spirit of exuberant optimism, Oklahoma! is the American musical by which all others are judged. Rodgers and Hammerstein broke new ground in perfectly integrating music and dance to tell a story whose darker undercurrents never overwhelm its rapturous vitality.

Among the unforgettable songs are Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’, The Surrey With The Fringe On Top, I Cain’t Say No and the show-stopper Oklahoma.

Making her Chichester debut, as Laurey, is Amara Okereke, winner of the 2018 Stage Debut Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Cosette in Les Misérables.

Hyoie O’Grady plays Curly; he recently played Enroljas in Les Misérables in the West End, having graduated from London’s Mountview Academy of Arts last year. 

Josie Lawrence, whose stage work ranges from Shakespeare at the RSC and Globe to The King and I in the West End, plays Aunt Eller. Her extensive television credits include Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Humans and Outside Edge, and she makes regular appearances at the Comedy Store.

Jeremy Sams returns to Chichester to direct; his award-winning productions in London and New York include The Wizard of Oz and The Sound of Music.

Set designs are by Robert Jones whose extensive work at Chichester includes Mack & Mabel and Kiss Me, Kate.



Excursion Price: £82.00

Price includes: coach travel throughout, coach driver’s gratuity, coffee and biscuits en-route, top price stalls theatre ticket, courier services


Lunch: The coach will drop us off by Chichester Cathedral in the centre of the city and we have free time to find something to eat and/or explore the sights and shops. The coach will then pick us up and take us to the theatre in time for the 2.30pm performance


8.00am Sandwich Railway Station                                                  


8.08am Sholden Church


8.12am  Deal Fire Station Bus Stop                                                


8.15am Deal South Street                                                                

8.20am Walmer – opposite butcher’s shop                                  

8.40am Dover – St Paul’s Catholic Church, Maison Dieu Rd

9.00am Folkestone outside Bus Station

9.05am Folkestone bus stop opposite Trinity Church

9.10am Seabrook bus stop opposite Fountain Pub

9.15am Hythe Red Lion Square bus stop

9.45am  Great Danes Hotel near Maidstone [coffee stop]














I hope you “Cain’t Say No” to this one!






I hope you “Cain’t Say No” to this one!