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Hasty Pudding returns with last men-only cast

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Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals is to stage a return to Bermuda with singing, dancing and a dozen men in dresses.

HPT 170: Intermission Impossible will be the troupe's 53rd production on the island — and the last to feature an all-male cast.

Jacques Berguig, cast vice-president, said: “While we're very excited about the new chapter that we are starting next year there is an undeniable nostalgia that will be permeating our last few performances in Bermuda.

“Bermuda is always the culmination of our run season and we could think of no other place and audience with whom to share this meaningful moment of our troupe's history.”

Mr Berguig said this year's show tells the story of deli worker Megan Itbig and her dream of Broadway stardom. Her journey introduces her to a range of comedic characters including alcoholic playwright Tennessee Whisky and ageing diva Faye Dinaway.

Mr Berguig said: “Every year, the Hasty Pudding show offers absolutely engaging aesthetics and extravagant costumes.

“You will see a dozen men in drag performing a professional show, with jokes that range from the wittiest to the lowest-brow.”

He added that it was still a special treat to bring the production to Bermuda.

Mr Berguig said: “The Bermudian audience has such a special sensibility for our humour and is always one of our favourites.

“Even as Bermuda faces ups and downs, it's an incredible privilege to spend a few days on such a paradisiacal island.

“The returning members have been looking forward to it since the day we left last year.

“As for the new ones, they have no idea what to expect, but we sure have built very high expectations for them.”

HPT 170: Intermission Impossible will be performed at the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall from March 14 to March 16.

Tickets are available now at bdatix.bm and cost between $30 and $40

Stepping out: the show will be the troupe's 53rd on the island (Image by Jay Connor)

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Published February 28, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated February 28, 2018 at 7:49 am)

Hasty Pudding returns with last men-only cast

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