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Auditions for “Gondoliers”
For two reviews of our Carnegie production, go to this link.
The pace never flagged!
Peter Baird writes: “First off I would say I am by no means a Gilbert & Sullivan aficionado or a regular theatre goer, but this was an opening night performance of Pirates of Penzance I would gladly sit through again. For it to be billed as an amateur production does a disservice to everyone involved with the DGASS, from the director, via the performers and orchestra to the set and costume designers who crafted an excellent show. It had vivid colour, was well choreographed and the music, singing and acting were all of a very high (dare I say it, professional) standard.
“Everyone involved played their hearts out and the enthusiasm with which they did so was reflected in the appreciation of the audience. Both cast and audience appeared to enjoy themselves immensely throughout (myself included). The pace never flagged, and credit to the orchestra and cast for keeping everything moving along such that attention never once waned.
“To sum up, I thought it was a highly enjoyable opening night with excellent performances all round, and I would advise anyone who is partial to Gilbert and Sullivan to attend the Carnegie hall and see this production whilst they can.”
On stage tonight!
Come to the Carnegie Hall this evening for the first night of our annual show – the ever-popular The Pirates of Penzance. Greig Hill has morphed over the years from a youthful Pirate King to the more mature role of Major-General: and he has lots of daughters, some of whom appear in the photos, along with Michael McFarlane as Frederic, Rae Lamond as Edith and Keri Zaczek as Kate.
You’ll also see other well-known faces in our strong cast: Claire Porterfield, Anne Diack, Robin Ożóg , George Alexander and Sinead Williams. Plus a rollocking band of Pirates, unhappy Policemen and simple Maidens to provide a lively and entertaining chorus.
To choose your seat in advance, call in at the theatre box office, or phone them on 01383 602302. Or simply turn up … seats are still available at all performances.