IT could be ‘curtains’ for a Solihull amateur dramatic group’s forthcoming musical – because of a shortage of male actors.
Peterbrook Players are faced with cancellation of their performance of the popular Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma next spring unless more men in the borough are willing to ‘break a leg’.
Steve Bickerton, Chairman of Peterbrook Players said: “It seems that women of all ages enjoy acting and singing but men appear to discount this hobby.
“Oklahoma is a fabulous and popular family musical and one that we desperately want to bring to the Solihull Arts Complex next March.
“However, whilst we do have some strong male cast members, we simply need more to enable us to put on the show.” He added that many men do not know what they are missing: “We have a number of male cast members that never considered musical theatre as a hobby before but tell us it’s given them new confidence, has generated a huge new circle of friends of both sexes and that performing during show week is one of the highlights of their year.”
Peterbrook Players rehearse every Friday night from October to March at Peterbrook School, High Street, Solihull Lodge.
If you’d like to know more go to their website at www.peterbrookplayers.co.uk.