Little Me at theatre

Following on from the success of their 2011 productions of HONK! and Cinderella, Deeside Musical Society is going full throttle with this year’s spring production, Cy Coleman and Neil Simon’s hit Broadway comedy musical, Little Me.

This Tony award-winning show by the composer of Sweet Charity and the author of The Odd Couple was a star vehicle in 1962 for Sid Caesar on Broadway and Bruce Forsyth in the West End. Bruce Forsyth still regards the multi-character role he played as the part of a lifetime.

Director, Tommy Baxter, said: “We have a few new faces in lead roles this year, as well as some old, old ones and the production promises to exploit every bit of madcap humour from Neil Simon’s script. The show is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and we have made a few adjustments from the original 1962 version to help the show flow in a more cinematic way, which is more acceptable to the modern audience. Choosing a show like Little Me presents its own set of challenges as it is rarely performed by amateur companies and as a result we are unable to hire in a stock set. We have had to be innovative with our set design which we hope will reflect the original novel by Patrick Dennis which the musical is based upon.”

Booking is underway and tickets go on general sale on March 19 at the community theatre in Aboyne on (013398) 86222 and at The Victoria Restaurant, Dinnet on (013398) 85337. The show runs from Tuesday, April 24, to Saturday, April 28, at the Deeside Theatre, Aboyne. Ticket prices are £12 for all performances, with concessions on Tuesday and Wednesday at £8.