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"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

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


Pirates Picks!

This past weekend, Pirates of Penzance opened. Since the students involved love theatre, I asked some of the cast and crew their personal favorite musical theatre soundtracks! 605 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


The Pirates of Penzance 

I booked last minute tickets to see The Pirates of Penzance at The Coliseum. As children we listened to the music over and over again ~ I’m not even sure why, or whether it was mum or dad who played it, but for whatever reasons, I know, and take delight (great delight) in reciting (tarantara tarantara) some of the lyrics 100 more words


Pirates of Penzance in London

Our family got tickets for Christmas and we we’re looking forward to seeing it (though the kids we’re a bit unsure about what it was;  “Is an Opera a musical?   296 more words

Diary Entries

Plodding along

“Tomorrow, and tomorrow and tomorrow, creeps on this petty pace from day to day, to the last syllable of recorded time, and all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death.” 737 more words