A theatre programme for the musical ‘Some Like it Hot’ performed at the Corn Exchange, Newbury, from the 5th to the 7th October 2000. This was produced and performed by The Newbury Nomads. Originally written for the cinema, ‘Some Like it Hot’ was released as a black and white motion picture in 1959 and starred Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. The film directed and produced by Bill Wilder is considered to be one of the greatest movies of all time even though it was released without the approval of the Motion Picture Production Code. The film plays with themes of homosexuality and cross dressing that were not supported by the Code at the time, even though public attitudes were changing. A musical adaptation of the screenplay was first performed in 1972 on Broadway and musicals remain a popular way to tell the story.
Period: Early 21st century