King's Lynn Players support Riding for the Disabled
The King’s Lynn Players’ latest production, Oklahoma!, which is being staged from next week at The Guildhall of St George in Lynn, is supporting a local horse riding charity.
Jo Sherry, who plays Aunt Eller in the show, went to the Magpie Centre-West Norfolk Riding for the Disabled in Runcton Holme to find out more about their work and was lucky enough to ride Jupiter the horse.
She said: “Oklahoma is all about the rivalry between the farmers and the cowboys and we thought this would be a perfect charity to collect money for, after each performance of our show.”
Natalie Dade from the Magpie Centre explained: “We provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities – offering activities such as riding and carriage driving to all age groups and, wherever possible, to people with any disability.”
The Players’ publicity officer Tom Clarke added: “They have been carrying out their life-changing activities at Wallington Hall near Downham Market for over 30 years and rely on voluntary help, as well as donations and legacies to deliver their services. We hope our audiences will help us collect as much money as possible for this great charity.”
Oklahoma! is set in the Western Indian Territory at the beginning of the 20th century and it tells the story of the high spirited rivalry between local farmers and cowboys, while farm girl Laurey falls for cowboy Curly. When their romance is threatened by Aunt Eller’s menacing farmhand, Jud Fry, tension rises. Comic relief is provided by Ado Annie, Will Parker and Ali Hakim in some great family entertainment.
Oklahoma! is being staged from next Wednesday, November 14, to Friday, November 17, at The Guildhall of St George (Lynn Arts Centre). The show is packed with show-stopping dance numbers including ‘The Farmer and The Cowman’, ‘Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’, ‘The Surrey with a Fringe on Top’ and ‘It’s A Scandal’.
Tickets for the show, priced at £15 each, are on sale now from the Alive Corn Exchange Box Office on 01553 764864 or online https://www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk/whats-on/event/oklahoma/#tickets Sponsored by The Lynn News