August 29, 2008

Great Musicals on Offer to Celebrate Theatre’s Jubilee ; To Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Scunthorpe’s Plowright Theatre, the Public Are Being Invited to Experience Classical Musical Film Through the Decades, From 1950 to 2000.

To Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Scunthorpe's Plowright Theatre, the public are being invited to experience classical musical film through the decades, from 1950 to 2000.

It allows people the chance to view one of six films, spanning the decades since the Plowright opened, and includes a fish and chip lunch - all for pounds6.

Visitors can choose from:

1958 - South Pacific (PG): Friday, September 19. A wartime romance set in the South Pacific

1968 - The Producers (PG): Friday, October 31. A theatrical producer and an accountant use rich women to fund a sure-fire flop which they think will make them a fortune

1979 - All that Jazz (15): Friday, November 14. Director- choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of womanising, drug-using dancer Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider)

1986 - Little Shop of Horrors (PG): Friday, January 9. A florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant

1996 - Evita (PG): Wednesday, February 4. The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, an actress who became the most loved and hated woman in Argentina

2004 - De-lovely (PG): Wednesday, March 25. Inspecting a magical biographical stage musical, composer Cole Porter reviews his life and career with his wife, Linda.

Coun Christine O'Sullivan, North Lincolnshire Council cabinet member for leisure, arts and culture, said: "The film and fish and chip combination is a great idea to enjoy a relaxing afternoon out."

Prices are pounds3 per film or pounds6 for a film and fish and chips lunch. Food is served between noon and 1.30pm. Pre-booking is essential for lunch and film combination, with film screening time at 2pm. Call the box office on (01724) 277733.

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