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Climb aboard as Shenfield Operatic Society's shipshape musical weighs anchor

PUBLISHED: 15:03 12 January 2012

Shenfield Operatic Society

Shenfield Operatic Society

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Audiences are set to climb aboard the S.S American en route from America to England in a romantic comedy.

Shenfield Operatic Society (SOS) will be celebrating their 50th anniversary this year by performing Gershwin’s Anything Goes at the Queen’s Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, from Tuesday, January 24 to Saturday, January 28.

The story follows Billy Crocker, a young stowaway hoping to win back his long, lost love and features a gangster, wealthy debutante, her social- climbing mother, a nightclub singer-turned-evangelist and a wealthy New York businessman.

The Brentwood group formed at St Martin’s School and were originally called by the same name as the school.

Today the amateur group have a membership of 50 men and women ranging from ages 16 to over 70.

As part of their anniversary celebrations, they will also be performing a concert in June at the Blackmore Village Hall, Ingatestone followed by a gala dinner.

Performances of Anything Goes start at 7.45pm, with a Saturday matinee at 3pm.

Tickets are £15 to £18 and can be obtained through the society box office on 01277 223154 or the Queen’s Theatre box office on 01708 443333.

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