St Patrick's College to perform The Hatfields and McCoys

EVER feel Romeo and Juliet could have used some hillbillies?

Disappointed West Side Story wasn't actually set in West Virginia?

Need a few more stolen pigs in your musicals?

Well, darn tooting if St Patrick's College's stage production The Hatfields and McCoys! ain't the show for you.

Set in 1885 along the banks of the Tug Fork River, this direct-to-Gympie musical tells the "true" story of the Hatfields and McCoys, two of the most famous families in American folklore.

So what if they fuss and fight a little?

So what if they steal each other's pigs every now and then?

So what if there's no timber in the Appalachian Mountains anymore and tempers are high as hay.

That don't mean the Hatfields and McCoys don't fully support the top secret, star-cross'd love affair that's happening right under their noses, right?

But with a rigged election coming up and a trigger-happy sheriff on the case, will our hopelessly loveable, lovably hopeless hillbillies learn their lesson before it's too late?

Written by Gympie's Andrew Last and award-winning writers Laura Elvery and Kate Zahnleiter, The Hatfields and McCoys! is a world-premiere event not to be missed.

The fun takes to the stage at 7.30pm on Friday, April 29, 1.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday, April 30, and 1.30pm on Sunday, May 1.

Admission: Adults $20, concession $15, family (2 adults and 2 children - matinees only) $60.

Go to or ring St Patrick's College office on 54823816 to secure your ticket.

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