Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane

Tuesday 27th to
Saturday 31th March 2007

The Story


Musical numbers

Cast list

The StoryCalamity Jane telling a tale - click to enlarge

'Calam' dresses like a man, totes a gun and drives the Deadwood City stagecoach. Well-meaning, but disaster-prone, she tries to help the local saloon proprietor out of a jam by promising to fetch a music-hall star from Chicago. A hilarious comedy, it nevertheless has many tender moments and some very famous numbers, including "Secret Love", "Black Hills of Dakota, "Deadwood Stage" and " Windy City".

Characters and cast

Calamity Jane

Siobhan McMahan

The hard-bitten, gun-totin' heroine, who tries to behave like a man but can't help loving like a woman. In order to hold her own in a man's world, she dresses, speaks, rides and shoots like a man ; groomed and dressed in proper feminine fashion, she is revealed as a beautiful girl-and the transformation is quite startling.

Wild Bill Hickock

Tim Shepherd

A handsome figure of a man, he is an ex-peace-officer turned professional gambler. Good-natured, with a sense of humour. In love with Calamity Jane, but doesn't know it.

Lieutenant Danny Gilmartin

Steve Cox

A young officer attached to the nearby fort. He is the man Calamity Jane dreams about, but he falls in love with somebody quite different.

Katie Brown

Rachel Farrant

A stage-struck city-girl who poses as a famous actress, but has good looks and talents of her own.

Henry Miller

Philip Chadwell

Proprietor of " The Golden Garter ", Deadwood City's saloon-hotel-theatre. Aged about 50, he is nervous and erratic-giving the impression that he is constantly only one jump ahead of a nervous breakdown.


Rachel Down

Miller's young, friendly and pretty niece.

Francis Fryer

Kevin Summers

A song-and-dance man more at home in the vaudeville theatres of the Eastern States than in the Wild West.

Adelaide Adams

Jane O’Sullivan

A highly-paid vaudeville star and celebrated " beauty " of the period ; off-stage, a selfish and conceited woman.


Bryan Swain

A bewhiskered old fossil who drives the stage-coach.

"Doc" Pierce

Vernon Jennings

Deadwood City 's doctor/undertaker, with doubtful qualifications but considerable experience. A poker-playing pal of Hickock's.


Gregor Thomson

Bartender of "The Golden Garter"

Hank and Pete

Chris Hampton,
Paul Smith

Two Scouts.


Peter Bellord

of Fort Scully.

Musical Numbers

Act I

Deadwood Stage
Everyone Complains About the Weather
Weather Dance
Careless with the Truth
A Hive Full of Honey
Adelaide 's Ballet
Weather Dance lesson
I Can Do Without You
'Tis Harry I'm Planning to Marry
Windy City
Keep It Under Your Hat
Exaggeration Ballet

Act II

A Woman's Touch
Higher Than a Hawk
Love You Dearly
The Black Hills of Dakota
Secret Love