Sheffield show set to make merry

Gwen Nimmo and Davron Hicks rehearse for The Merry Widow.
Gwen Nimmo and Davron Hicks rehearse for The Merry Widow.
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Take your partner for the Merry Widow Waltz…and help Dore Gilbert and Sullivan Society support five top charities.

The popular Sheffield theatre company is taking a break from tradition this year and leaving the English world of Gilbert and Sullivan behind.

Instead in its place it’s performing a classic Viennese operetta.

Gwen Nimmo and Davron Hicks play the leads in Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow, the celebrated musical comedy about a rich widow - and her countrymen’s attempts to keep her money in their principality by finding her the right husband to marry.

And as well as delighting audiences, the show will also be supporting five local charities when the production takes to the stage at Sheffield’s Montgomery Theatre in Surrey Street from April 9 to 12.

At every performance – including the Saturday matinee - there will be a collection for a different good cause, starting with South Yorkshire dementia charity Lost Chord.

Other charities being supported by the production are Ecclesall Live at Home, Sheffield Hospitals Charity Kidney Research Appeal, Cavendish Cancer Care and Double Joy, a Quaker charity supporting a school in Africa.

To book tickets to the show call 0114 2507155 or visit www.doregass.co.uk