2019 - Calamity Jane

Show Dates

16, 17, 18 May 2019

About the Show

Calamity Jane (A Musical Western) is a stage musical based on the historical figure of frontierswoman Calamity Jane. The non-historical, somewhat farcical plot involves the authentic Calamity Jane’s professional associate Wild Bill Hickok, and presents the two as having a contentious relationship that ultimately proves to be a facade for mutually amorous feelings.

Deadwood City’s two most famous peace officers, Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok, get involved in saving the neck of Henry Miller, the local saloon operator. It seems that “Millie” has been promoting a beautiful actress named Frances Fryer, but Frances turns out to be a male, Francis. Millie’s attempt to cover up is soon unmasked by the angry miners, and only Calamity can cool the crowd with her trusty pistols. To keep the peace, Calamity sets out for Chicago to bring back the miner’s real heart-throb, Adelaide Adams. In Chicago Calamity mistakes Adelaide’s maid, Katie Brown, for the actress and hauls her back to Deadwood. Onstage Katie is greeted warmly, but breaks down and confesses that she is not the famous star. Calamity once more has to restore order and persuades the audience to give Katie a chance. They do, and she wins the heart of every male in town including Calamity’s dashing love hope, Lt. Danny Gilmartin. Calamity reluctantly overcomes her jealousy over losing Danny and discovers her true love for Wild Bill.

Synopsis courtesy of Wikipedia


Calamity Jane Programme

Production Team

  • Director: Gary Robertson and Karen Knight
  • Musical Director: Hannah Pool
  • Choreographers: Amber Harrington, Laura Carey and Claire Fowler
  • Producer: Keith Fox

Posts about the Show

Well the Stage is finally here!

By Seb Harrington on May 16, 2019

Well here it is folks, show day! The busy beavers down at the hall are completing the final tasks and making sure everything is ready for the opening night of Barnstormers Production of Calamity Jane. There is still time for you to grab your cowboy hats, catch the stage and join us for a whip-cracking performance! We look forward to seeing you there! Dsc 0006 Dsc 0012 Dsc 0014

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Doris Day, a tribute

By Seb Harrington on May 13, 2019

Following the sad news today that Doris Day has passed away, it makes Barnstormers performances this week of the stage adaptation of one of her most famous musical films “Calamity Jane” especially poignant. We are proud and honoured to be paying tribute to a very talented and much loved musical performer. Book your tickets to join us in celebrating the work of this wonderful lady, in Barnstormers’ production of Calamity Jane

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Calamity Jane, coming to a stage near you!

By Seb Harrington on February 6, 2019

Barnstormers proudly present Calamity Jane. Barnstormers will be performing Calamity Jane at the following times: Thursday 16th May @ 19:30 Friday 17th May @ 19:30 Saturday 18th May @ 14:00 Saturday 18th May @ 19:30 Tickets will be available 16th March!

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