Stars set for Pajama Game

Stars of The Pajama Game at New Mills Art Theatre. Photo contributed.
Stars of The Pajama Game at New Mills Art Theatre. Photo contributed.

IF YOU love musicals, you won’t want to miss The Pajama Game at New Mills Art Theatre.

The romantic comedy will be performed at the Jodrell Street theatre from Tuesday November 27 until Saturday December 1 at 7.15pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.15pm.

Stars of The Pajama Game at New Mills Art Theatre. Photo contributed.

Stars of The Pajama Game at New Mills Art Theatre. Photo contributed.

And with just over two weeks to go until the opening night, cast and crew are excited to present what is a fine example of the golden age of musical theatre.

Set in the Sleep Tite pyjama factory in Iowa, USA, the story follows worker Babe Williams who falls in love with her boss Sid Sorokin during union negotiations for a much-needed pay rise of 7½ cents an hour.

This is the first time New Mills Art Theatre has staged The Pajama Game and director Rod Goddard and his team are in charge of producing the romantic comedy and big production numbers such as Steam Heat, Hernando’s Hideway, 7½ Cents and Hey There (you with the stars in your eyes).

Among other awards, The Pajama Game won a Tony when it was written in 1954 and another in 2006 – tempting Harry Connick Junior into his Broadway debut.

Tickets, priced £10 (£8 concessions on Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday matinee), are available on 01663 742951. Boxes containing five seats are priced £50, and there are good discounts available on group bookings.