Meet the Cast! - Matt Bridgewater as Jud

‘OKLAHOMA!’ is only the second musical performance that Matt has done to date, and is in fact his first performance with the Studley Operatic Society.
Previously he has played part of Joey in the Redditch Operatic Society’s production of ‘SISTER ACT’, other notable performances include the villainous Tybalt in ‘ROMEO AND JULIET’, the saucy barge woman in ‘THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS’, and other assorted characters in smaller school productions.

Matt is incredibly proud to have become a part of this amazing society, and looks forward to premiering this fantastic show!

Meet the Cast! - Sophie Hill as Laurey

Sophie studied Music at Cardiff University and is an enthusiast of all types of performance. Her performing highlights to date include Mrs Partlett in ‘THE SORCERESS’ at the International Gilbert and Sullivan and Festival, and with the BBC National Chorus of Wales for BBC Proms in 2014. ‘OKLAHOMA’ is her third production with SOS and she is ecstatic to be undertaking the challenge of playing Laurey in this wonderful show.

Meet the Cast! - Paul Mitchell as Curly

‘OKLAHOMA!’ is Paul’s second show with Studley operatic Society after previously playing the titular character Sweeney Todd in ‘SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’.
He has also performed as principle roles in many other shows such as; Judas in ‘GODSPELL’, Gaston in ‘Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’ and Eddie in ‘SISTER ACT’ just to name a few.

Paul also performs as a Singer / Song Writer. He is passionate about music and singing and never feels more at home than when on the stage. Paul would like to thank the production team for their dedication and support and He wishes you a lovely night, enjoy the show.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA! 
Tues 24th April - Sat 28 April 2018
At Redditch Palace Theatre
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs 
Original Dances by Agnes De Miller 
An amateur production by arrangement with R & H Theatricals Europe.

OKLAHOMA is set at the turn of the 20th Century amongst the farming and ranching families of the Wild West. It features a love story between Curly, a handsome cowboy and Laurey, a beautiful, feisty farm girl. OKLAHOMA is a feel good, thigh slapping, rope spinning bundle of fun, packed full of well-known songs. We can guarantee you will leave the theatre with a smile on your face humming these memorable tunes from this fabulous musical for all the family.So don't delay, book today – we look forward to seeing y’all”

For Tickets, Contact SOS: 
01527 404696 or

Via The Palace Theatre:
01527 65203 or
*Subject to a £1.00 Booking fee up to a maximum of £4.00 per transaction


An exceptional standard of auditions for our next show, OKLAHOMA, made the Auditioning Panels' job extremely difficult on Sunday.We felt overwhelmed by all the considerable hard work that everyone had put into preparing for their audition. We are sorry that we were not able to cast everyone in the roles that they auditioned for, as always it comes down to matching performing couples. Many many thanks to everyone and congratulations to all !

We are, therefore, very proud to announce the cast for Oklahoma as follows :

Aunt Eller - Liz Bird

Curly - Paul Mitchell

Laurey - Sophie Hill

Ike Skidmore - Craig McDowall

Will Parker - Alexander McDonald-Smith

Jud Fry - Matt Bridgewater

Ado Annie – Jessica Horabin

Gertie Cummings – Yasmin Springthorpe

Ali Hakim - Hugh Duck

Andrew Carnes – Allan Recardo

Cord Elam – Chris Stroud

Ellen (Girl 1) – Grace Lippett

Kate (Girl 2 – Beth Garden

Virginia (Girl 3) – Kelly-louise Mitchell

Vivian (Girl 4) – Vicky Khawaja

Slim – John Reeves

Mike – Kieron Hoult


Burlesque Dancers – Emily Long

                               - Debbie Mitchell

                               - Lisa Smith

                               - Cassie Rivett

                               - Karen Whitehouse


Dancers - Holly Hitchman

              - Grace Lippett

              - Beth Garden

              - Kelly-louise Mitchell


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