Two Horsington Residents – Chris Bailward and Richard Gaunt – are taking to the stage at the Milborne Port Opera for a spectacular production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore” from April 27th – 30th.
This well-known opera is a wonderful parody of social class, combined with Gilbertian “topsy turvey”, where the social order can be transformed during the course of a song.
It is particularly appropriate for the week of the royal wedding , because the work deals with snobbery and the thorny issue of marriage above and below one’s class or station, and how an accident of birth can decide one’s future –or can it? The work also features not one, but three weddings.
Also appearing are Andrew Armstrong (Captn Corcoran), and Caroline d’Cruz (musical director), both accomplished musicians, who will be familiar to patrons of Paddy Hughes’s concerts in the Horsington Village Hall.
The MPO is an acclaimed local group with a high standard. It celebrated its 20th birthday last year. New singers and actors are always welcome. Weekly rehearsals start in September, so it’s an ideal way to pass the winter months.
Milborne Port is a 10-minute drive away. The opera is in the village hall, transformed for the occasion. 7.30 pm.
How to book tickets The Box Office is now open – 07926 983585 or firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets £10 (Conc. £8 Wed/Thurs only) – Book early to avoid disappointment!
Also available from Wayne’s butchers and the Post Office, Milborne Port