CADS takes on story of romance and rivalry

Coquetdale Amateur Dramatic Society proudly present Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!'Robert Famelton as Will Parker and Mike Jevons as Ali Hakim.
Coquetdale Amateur Dramatic Society proudly present Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!'Robert Famelton as Will Parker and Mike Jevons as Ali Hakim.

Oklahoma!, by Coquetdale Amateur Dramatic Society (CADS), Jubilee Hall, Rothbury. Sunday, February 9 and Wednesday, February 12 to Saturday, February 15.

The cast is back again in Rothbury to present its annual production in the village’s Jubilee Hall.

And this year the musical Oklahoma! is on the cards.

Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, it is set in a small farming community just outside Oklahoma in 1906 and tells the story of the romance between cowboy Curly McLain and farm-girl Laurey Williams.

But Jud Fry is a troubled and lonely farmhand who’s obsessed with Laurey and will do anything to steal her from Curly. He aims to win Laurey’s food hamper at the Box Social auction, giving him the right to have her to himself to share the picnic, but who will be the highest bidder?

Meanwhile, another story of romance is going on between the slightly scatty and flirtatious Ado Annie and her cowboy fiancé Will Parker who, on returning from Kansas, discovers that Ado has set her sights on travelling salesman Ali Hakim.

Will she ever decide who to give her heart to, or will her father decide for her?

The cast and crew of CADS are really excited to be performing this show which evokes a wonderful mixture of emotions enhanced by song and dance.

Performances on Sunday, February 9, at 2.30pm and 7.30pm from the following Wednesday to Saturday. Tickets, £7.50, £6.50 conc, £4.50 under 16s, under fives free, from Tully’s, Rothbury and on the door.