YOU cannot help but laugh when you see seven brothers from the outback trying to act civilised to get a bride - then just kidnap them anyway.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, at Stoke’s Regent Theatre until tomorrow, is a truly brilliant tale with some dance routines you don’t want to miss and singing that could bring the house down (nearly literally at one point when a set door was slammed too hard).
Sam Attwater, better known for his Dancing on Ice routines, takes the lead role as Adam Pontipee, the head of the seven brothers who heads into town to find a wife.
Helena Blackman, runner-up in How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, is his duped wife Milly, who was led to believe she was starting a new life in the woods unaware another six brothers were waiting for her.
Milly teaches the brothers how to find a wife with some hysterical consequences and is left to look after the kidnapped women.
Set in Oregon in 1850, this definitely has that good old western feel to it - when the men were the breadwinners and women looked after the home.
It was very funny with some very touching moments thrown in and the actors put everything they had into it with some very energetic routines.
Tickets are available at www.atgtickets.com/shows/seven-brides-for-seven-brothers/regent-theatre