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Mame’s spectacular look at New York life

THEATRE-GOERS are in for a spectacular show when the 1966 Broadway hit Mame, is performed by Knowle Operatic Society next month.

THEATRE-GOERS are in for a spectacular show when the 1966 Broadway hit Mame, is performed by Knowle Operatic Society next month.

Not a well known production in this country, nevertheless the musical, which focuses on the life of the fun loving Mame Dennis living in New York in 1928, will take place at Solihull Arts Complex from March 9-14.

Her madcap life is disrupted when her deceased brother’s son, Patrick, is entrusted to her care.

Mame introduces the boy to her freewheeling lifestyle but this is disapproved of by banker Mr. Babcock, who is entrusted to look after his interests.

Mame however, loses all her money in the Wall Street Crash and if Patrick is to stay with her, she must earn enough money to keep them both. She tries various means of earning money, none of which proves successful.

Beauregard Burnside, a wealthy Southerner enters her life and everything changes.

They marry, have an extended honeymoon and Patrick goes to college. Disaster strikes again.

Beau is killed in a climbing accident and Mame returns to her friends in New York, a wealthy woman! She picks up the pieces bravely and hilariously.

Tickets are available from the Box Office 0121 704 6962 or from any members of the Society.

 

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