Giddy up for a foot-stomping good time as the Wild West rides into Yorkshire for Calamity Jane.
The Oscar-winning musical opens at Leeds Grand Theatre tomorrow night, starring I'd Do Anything winner Jodie Prenger as Calamity and former Emmerdale regular Tom Lister as Wild Bill Hickok.
Featuring much-loved music including The Deadwood Stage (Whip-Crack-Away!), Just Blew in from the Windy City and the Academy-Award winning Secret Love , the show uses on-stage musicians to bring the lively score to life.
Jodie said Calamity Jane had 'the right ingredients for a great show'.
"The cast are freakishly talented," she said. "The instruments are built into the set, they come out for all the numbers. We have someone playing, then singing, it's a spectacle to see."
And Jodie and Tom are included in the band — on the spoons and percussion, respectively.
"We all get stuck in," Jodie added.
Donning a blonde wig to take her role as Deadwood's quick firin', quick witted tomboy, the Manchester lass said she had always been a fan of the 1953 film.
"It's one of those films you grow up watching," she said. "I love the music and Doris Day, it was an honour to be asked to do it. We're so proud of it, we really are.
"I'm looking forward to coming round to Leeds, it will be good to be back in the north."
Since winning the role of Nancy in Oliver! in 2008, Jodie has starred in One Man Two Guvnors both in the West End and on tour and played the Lady of the Lake in Spamalot — and still feels indebted to the BBC viewers that helped to give her her big break.
"I'm unbelievably grateful, and it is lovely to meet people at the stage door who voted for me," she said. "I love to say thank you because it gave me everything I have always dreamed of.
"Winning I'd Do Anything was one of the most treasured moments of my life."
When the Calamity Jane tour ends in August, Jodie only has a few weeks of downtime before she begins rehearsals for Annie — and then she's back working for Baron Lloyd Webber in a revival of Tell Me On A Sunday.
Calamity Jane is at Leeds Grand Theatre from Tuesday June 23 to Saturday June 27.
Tickets are on sale now, priced from £22-£40.
Book online or call the Box Office on 0844 848 2700.