Some kind of wonderful

Connie Fisher
Connie Fisher

GLASGOW has a touch of Broadway about it this week, as five-time Tony award winner Wonderful Town is staged at the King’s Theatre.

Based on a 1940s play adapted from a collection of short stories, the musical premiered in 1953, and has since spawned two films and a television series.

The story is a classic tale of bright lights and big city, as sisters Ruth and Eileen Sherwood leave their hometown in Ohio for New York city, both in search of love and fortune.

It’s a musical comedy full of colourful characters, toe-tapping tunes and sweeping romance — and this particular production also has a familiar face.

Taking on the role of aspiring writer Ruth is Connie Fisher, star of The Sound of Music and winner of the BBC talent competition How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?

And how does director Braham Murray describe the show? In a word, “wonderful” — of course.

n Wonderful Town appears at the King’s theatre from Tuesday (May 8) until Saturday (May 12). Performance at 7.30pm, with matinees at 2.30pm Wednesday and 3pm Saturday. Tickets start at £19.50, available from 0844 871 7648.