Workplace romance put to the test by HAODS at The Capitol

The Pajama Game
The Pajama Game

Be prepared for a toe-tapping musical comedy full of romance, as HAODS (Horsham Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society) presents The Pajama Game at The Capitol, Horsham, this April.

The Pajama Game is a timeless musical made famous by the 1950s film adaptation starring Doris Day.

The Pajama Game

The Pajama Game

Set in the Sleep-Tite Pajama factory, it tells the story of a workplace romance put to the test.

Macho factory superintendent Sid Sorokin (Daniel Chandler) has fallen head over heels with feisty union rep Babe Williams (Rachel Farrant) but when the workers are refused a seven-and-a-half-cent an hour raise, Babe and Sid are stuck at opposing ends of the conflict.

Supported by a host of entertaining characters, including flirtatious secretary Gladys (Beth Landskroner), her jealous long-suffering obsessive compulsive boyfriend Hines (Martin Bracewell) and mother hen of Sleep-Tite, Mabel (Amy Blaskett), this light hearted musical is bursting with energy.

The show is packed with big dance numbers and catchy tunes, including ‘Hernando’s Hideaway’, ‘I’m Not At All In Love’ and ‘7 ½ Cents’.

Director Yvonne Chadwell said: “As we move into spring and the sun is shining, we are on the final lap towards our production of The Pajama Game. Bringing life to the lovely libretto and score is easy – there is so much to work with; ‘Once a Year Day’ and ‘Steam Heat’ are two of the big chorus numbers.

“However the principals also have challenges with ‘There Once was a Man’, ‘Her is’ and ‘I Would Trust Her’. The whole cast are working hard to shine for their audiences! As a director, I am justly proud of the whole team both on and off stage and with musical director Brian Steel and the cast, we hope to do justice to this lovely show in just a few weeks time.”

The Pajama Game is on at The Capitol, Horsham, from Tuesday, April 19, to Saturday, April 23, every evening at 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Get your tickets from the box office on 01403 750220 or from

HAODS have been entertaining Horsham for over 60 years with most recent productions including White Christmas, The Wizard of Oz and Sweeney Todd.

Visit or find the group on Facebook and Twitter @HAODSHorsham.

Win tickets to see The Pajama Game

HAODS would like to offer readers the chance to win two free tickets to see The Pajama Game at The Capitol (on the Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday performance to be chosen by the winner) by answering this simple question:

Which actress played Babe Williams in the 1957 film of The Pajama Game?

Please email your answer to on or before Wednesday, April 13, to be in with a chance of winning.

The winner will be contacted by email on Thursday, April 14.

Terms and conditions: The winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries. Members of HAODS and their direct family are not eligible to enter. No cash alternative will be offered and the tickets are not transferable.

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