Tales of a sharpshootin' tomboy come to northwest London this coming week with a local staging of Broadway smash hit show Annie Get Your Gun.
Under the gaze of director Trish Tebbatt and music director James Hale, members of Kingsbury Amateur Operatic Society (KAOS) are putting on Irving Berlin's fictionalised account of th elife of 19th Century Wild West legend Annie Oakley, who was pretty handy with a rifle.
The story begins when she joins Buffalo Bill's Wild West roadshow after impressing him in a shoot-out she and ends up falling for hotshot co-star Frank Butler.
Two of the biggest tunes from Anne Get Your Gun, indeed in the whole of American musical theatre, are There's No Business Like Showbusiness and Anything You Can Do and these will be sung with all the gusto they deserve.
KAOS vice chairman Irving Boxer says: "It's a usual, fun show with some good songs and well known numbers. "We haven't done it before but we put on a variety of musicals and shows and a couple of performances a year.
"We have been rehearsing for six months and it's all coming into shape."
Among the cast of 30 are principles Diana Winny, playing Annie, and Mike Stevens, as Frank.
Irving has been refining his accent to play Chief Sitting Bull.
Prior to Annie Get Your Gun KAOS
staged A Grand Night For Singing, a compendium of Rogers and Hammerstein songs, while next April and May the am-dram group has plumped for HMS Pinafore.
KAOS comes with some Wild West production pedigree, having performed Oklahoma and Calamity Jane in previous seasons.
* Annie Get Your Gun will be performed between Wednesday October 29 and Saturday, November 1, at Kingsbury High School, Princes Avenue, Kingsbury.