Three strangers arrived in town. One was French and mysterious, one dust-stained and raucous, one quiet and homely. They had come to audition for Kohl and Middleton’s celebrated Wild West Show. This unlikely trio were signed up and the Show headed for Dakota. Based on the lives of three extraordinary women Calamity follows the hilarious trail of their epic wagon train across the mythical history of the Wild West.
‘… a fascinating and original work. Its language at times plumbs deeply felt and deeply moving poetic veins. Yet it is rarely overstated. And it is full of verve, humour and wit. The acting is superb…’
Coventry Telegraph Oct 1983
‘… a fabulous antidote to all those sharp-shooting, gum-chewing westerns which feed childhood.’
Barney Bardsley Tribune Feb 1984