Splinters Theatre Group will bring Barry Manilow’s classic musical, Copacabana, to the Montgomery Theatre from Wednesday 19th – Saturday 22nd September 2018.

Stephen, a present day aspiring songwriter, is in the midst of writing a tune telling the story of Lola: fresh off the plane from Tulsa, she arrives in New York with show-biz aspirations.

Tony is a bartender/composer who falls in love with her and helps her become a Copa girl. Lola, of course, attracts the amorous attentions of Rico. When Rico goes a bit too far by abducting Lola and taking her to his rival nightclub in Havana, Tony and the whole Copacabana crew set off to rescue her.

Directed by Dan Storey, this show features plenty of toe-tapping numbers, including ‘Just Arrived’, ‘Dancing Fool’ and, of course, ‘Copacabana’.

This dazzling classic joins Splinters’ ever-growing list of productions, including its recent productions of West Side Story, Loserville and Fame. The show also features the youngest cast for the company to date, with the majority of participants under 21 – including Emily Wilson as Lola in her first lead role, who joins Splinters favourite Adam Walker as Tony.

Splinters Chairman Mark Holmes said: “We’re delighted to be bringing the glamour of the Copacabana to Sheffield this Autumn, it’s a rarely performed show which is giving our youngest company to date every chance to shine.

“This is our 29th year as a amateur dramatic society, and we’re thrilled to be joined by so many newcomers and to be giving them the opportunity to take the stage. We hope you enjoy!”

Copacabana runs at the Montgomery Theatre in Sheffield from 19th – 22nd September. Tickets are on sale now and available online at www.themontgomery.org.uk or by calling 0114 3273456.


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