That’s the American Dream, and its one that nasty Nate Milton has every night. But his double-crossing ways don’t fool his lovely sister Connie and her friends, the residents of Hope Springs.
In the bar left to her by her father Zebediah, she’s happy with her friends, and when Dick Dooley and Esmeralda Fabiola la Falsa come to town, the fun begins.
Now reaching the end of its tour, the show was performed on a perfect night with the backdrop of Springhead lake, with a packed audience on the grassy amphitheatre enjoying every moment of inspired lunacy, from the slo-mo fights to the very unusual pony, the Old Time songs and dances to the odd accents, the “disguises” to the skullduggery, and, of course, the triumphant ending.
Watch out for Cat Lake’s Nina Conti-esque bandit, Ben Kernow’s sly Jed, Ben Dyson’s lugubrious lawman, Ciaran Clarke’s serpentine baddie, Hannah Stephens’s hilarious medicine woman and Rebecca Rowe’s plucky heroine.
Catch this terrific show at Sandford Orcas on 31st July, or in the atmospheric setting of Kimmeridge Bay on Saturday 1st August, its final date on the Artsreach Dorset tour. It’s Miraculously Magnificent, or vice versa.