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The Cast



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School-girls, Nobles, Guards and Coolies

 

The Principals (see portraits)

Award winners!



International G&S Festival performance in Buxton:

 

Festival Award: 2nd runners-up

 

Best Traditional Opera

 

Best Character Actor - Donald Stephenson

 

Photos



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Publicity photos

 

Dress rehearsal photos

 

NODA report

 

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Author Pam Booth

 

The Mikado

Donald Stephenson

 

Pish-Tush

Arthur Berwick

 

Katisha

Valerie Green

 

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Nanki Poo

Colin Belsey

 

Yum-Yum

Rachel Warren

 

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Ko-Ko

Philip Jennings

 

Pitti-Sing

Liz Kelley

 

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Pooh-Bah

David MacDonald

 

Peep-Bo

Alex Bird

 

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Publicity photos



 

 

 
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Three little maids

Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo

Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo

Not long before Nanki-Poo discovers that his beloved Yum-Yum is engaged to the Lord High Executioner. Find out what happens next.....

Beauty in the bellow of the blast

Beauty in the bellow of the blast

Fun for all the family! Katisha and KoKo discover they share a strange and hilarious love for the bloodthirsty!

Mikado and Katisha

Mikado and Katisha

Not long to go before the great Mikado and Katisha pay an unexpected visit to Titipu to ensure an execution has been carried out - and receive an unpleasant surprise

Mercy for Pooh Bah!

Mercy for Pooh Bah!

Unless something can be done, the Mikado will execute Pooh Bah, KoKo and Pitti-Sing 'after lunch'. Find out if they can escape their fate...

I will have to execute!

I will have to execute!

A letter arrives from the Mikado causing great consternation for Pitti-Sing, KoKo, Pooh Bah and Pish-Tush

Chop it orff!

Chop it orff!

We will soon discover whether the Lord High Executioner has it in him to do what Pooh-Bah tells him and 'chop it orff' (it being Nanki-Poo's head)!

At last we are alone...

At last we are alone...

KoKo tries to kiss his unwilling bride-to-be, Yum-Yum. Join us for this and more shennanigans!

As the sabre true

As the sabre true

Pooh-Bah, Pitti-Sing and KoKo are facing an unpleasant end for their terrible fate!

Sopranos



Jane Baxter

 

Wendy Belsey

 

Sue Bunten

 

Catherine Culligan

 

Vanessa Horwell

 

Madeleine Johnson

 

Chris Lowe

Dorothy Parnaby

 

Altos



Carrie Brown

 

Charlotte Brown

 

Roz Ebbetts

 

Sylvia Horwell

 

Noelle McCreath

 

Julie Robinson

 

Sam Westwood

 

Tenors



John Carter

 

Jim Coleman

 

Graham Hardman

 

Jonathan Spry

 

​John Westmancoat

 

Andy Wilkinson

 

Bass



Andrew Apsland

 

Andrew Baxter

 

Kit Hadley-Day

 

Chris Igoe

 

John Keogh

 

Toby Wind

 

Robin Withey

 

Graham Woods

 

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Dress rehearsal photos



 

 

NODA report

 

This was Harrogate Gilbert and Sullivan's fortieth anniversary and they gave us a production to be proud of. This beautifully costumed show was a delight to watch with such careful attention having been paid to wigs and accessories. The men's chorus not only had to cope with the singing, (which they did admirably) but also with some very intricate fan movements. There were excellent performances from all the principals and the humour was brought out to the full. The 'little list' included some very topical and local references which the audience enjoyed immensely.
The singing from both principals and chorus was beautiful and the sympathetic orchestra allowed us to hear every word.
The set was simple but very effective and the use of authentic props created a real Japanese feel to the show. The lighting was used well and with great effect especially in Yum-Yum's rendering of 'The sun whose rays are all ablaze'.
This was a happy and well directed show and here's to the next forty years.

 

Pam Booth

May 2013

 

 
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