In 2004, Pastiche staged Rodger and Hammerstein’s last musical State Fair, which was posthumously adapted from their film for the stage.

Set against the colourful backdrop of an American heartland tradition, State Fair travels with the Frake family as they leave behind the routine of the farm for three days of adventure at the annual Iowa State Fair. Mom and Pop have their hearts set on blue ribbons while their daughter and son find romance and heartbreak on the midway.

The score features songs including It’s A Grand Night For Singing, Iowa, When I Go Out Walking With My Baby and It Might As Well Be Spring.

State Fair raised £2,500 which was donated to the Meningitis Trust. The charity has since renamed to Meningitis Now.


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