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Poem: A Night at the Opera

A joyous night at the opera

Can be a perilous thing,

The performance might be glamorous,

But backstage is another thing


The tenor has a sore throat, 341 more words

H.M.S. Pinafore at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Apr 28-May 2

H.M.S. Pinafore at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Apr 28-May 21

H.M.S. Pinafore
Gilbert and Sullivan
Directed by Michael Hartsfield
Produced by Maureen Rogers
Musical Director: Mimi McGinnis assisted by Billy Georg… 151 more words


"Singing Satire"

One of the musical constants in my life has been the work of Gilbert and Sullivan, 19th century British operetta composers. As a child, I learned many songs from the phonograph records my mother often played of their work performed by the famous D’Oyly Carte Opera Company. 284 more words

Review: Patience (English Touring Opera)

The Birmingham Post isn’t always able to post online everything that I’ve written for its print edition, so – after a suitable time lag (ideally you should go out and buy the paper) – I’ll be posting my recent reviews here. 334 more words

Music that means something - Day Two: 'When Fred'ric was a Little Lad'

Way back in 2001,  I heard that the local drama group, Wrington Drama Club, was casting for Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ –  603 more words


Comedy and Crime: Spring Revue

Spring Revue

Hounslow Light Opera Company

St Stephen’s Church, Hounslow, 24th March

(Touring to St Mary’s Church, Hampton, 25th March)

Review by Eleanor Lewis

Had I been a primary school teacher I might have leapt to my feet, (as they are wont to do with depressing regularity), exclaiming “Lovely! 736 more words


ENO's Pirates of Penzance

I did it – I submitted the manuscript at the end of February. Who knew that the writing was actually the easy bit. All I will says is that editing is a whole different ball game and not one I particularly like. 444 more words