Tonight is the opening night for Hayling Musical Society's latest production, 'Lend Me A Tenor'. The show follows their recent successful shows Sweeney Todd and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Staged at the Hayling Island Community Centre until Saturday, the company are also offering a two-course pre-show meal for those interested from 6:30pm for just £10 per person. You can book this in advance on the company website.
The show itself is an uproarious new musical comedy by Peter Sham and Brad Carroll. Hayling Musical Society describe it as a "riotous, unpredictable explosion of mistaken identities and unexpected romance – based on the award-winning West End and Broadway hit comedy by Ken Ludwig."
"It’s 1934, and the world’s greatest tenor Tito Merelli has come to Cleveland, Ohio, to save its Grand Opera Company by singing Otello. When he is unexpectedly incapacitated, Max, the Opera Director’s meek assistant, is given the daunting task of finding a last-minute replacement. Chaos ensues – including a scheming soprano, a tenor-struck ingénue, a jealous wife and the Cleveland Police department."
"Lend Me A Tenor The Musical was originally produced by the Utah Shakespearean Festival; Fred C. Adams, Founder; R. Scott Phillips, Festival Director. It had its first UK production in September 2010 at The Theatre Royal Plymouth before transferring to the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End."
The musical is on nightly from 7:30pm until Saturday. Tickets can be booked online at the Hayling Musical Website, for which we have included a link below. The production is directed by Tony Dart.