Act in aid of hospice

Heather Spink, Rob Hall, Joan Hopkinson, Matt BIrd and David Hopkinson, left to right, rehearse a scene from Oklahoma
Heather Spink, Rob Hall, Joan Hopkinson, Matt BIrd and David Hopkinson, left to right, rehearse a scene from Oklahoma

Performers in north Derbyshire are to stage an American-based musical to raise money for a cause close to home.

Peak Performance are in final rehearsals for Oklahoma! which will be staged at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre.

Director Mike Spriggs said: “We always give any profits we make to a good cause and this year it will be Ashgate Hospice.

“Every member of the cast will know someone who has been affected by the hospice. It’s good to support a local cause.”

Mike is confident that Oklahoma! will find favour with Chesterfield’s theatre-goers. He said: “It’s a show that has good music, good dialogue and good chorus numbers in it.

“We have got a new choreographer - Rachael-Louisa Bray - who has got innovative ideas for choreography.

“We have also got a very young Judd Fry, which is a very dark character and usually played by someone who is a little bit older. Dayne Harris, who is 25, is playing Judd; I wanted to give him a chance and he has made a really good job of it.”