2019 Roundup

Reprising Old Roles The year’s final two performance roles were both ones I’d previously taken on, but made bigger in different ways.  TITCO’s production of Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds reprised the role of the Journalist but in this time in the impressive Wyvern Theatre in Swindon.  This venue Read more…

Playing Strephon

This week, I have the pleasure of performing with White Horse Opera in Market Lavington School, outside of Devizes in Wiltshire.  The group are performing Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe, or The Peer and the Peri. First performed in 1882, the story is of a fairy who married a mortal and Read more…

Die Fledermaus

The full production of Die Fledermaus The next performance I am involved in is the Die Fledermaus with White Horse Opera.  But unlike the touring production, this time we will have a full orchestra, fixed venue, sets and costumes!  It should be a lot of fun for all, so please Read more…

Die Fledermaus

Performing as the part of the Gabriel von Eisenstein, in Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus (The Bat), as part of White Horse Opera’s 2015-16 production. Photo by Chrissie Higgs. The music is very well known and tuneful and there is humour throughout. As with most of things I do, it was Read more…

Orpheus in the Underworld

Performing as the part of the Pluto, God of the Underworld in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, as part of White Horse Opera’s 2011 production. Photo by Simon Stockley. I don’t think I’ve had as much fun on stage as in this production. Pluto is God of the Underworld, and Read more…

Pirates of Penzance

Performing as the part of the Pirate King in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, as part of White Horse Opera’s touring 2010-11 production. Photo by Toni Webster Johnstone. I had first performed in this operetta in University but I was delighted to take on the rogue-ish Pirate King. He Read more…