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HMS Pinafore January 2024

Opera della luna’s HMS Pinafore sets sail once again, this time docking in Oxford and Bath. Paul will be giving his Sir Joseph Porter on the following dates:

Fri 197.30HMS PINAFOREOxfordOxford Playhouse01865 305305
Sat 202.30HMS PINAFOREOxfordOxford Playhouse01865 305305
Sat 207.30HMS PINAFOREOxfordOxford Playhouse01865 305305
      
Wed 247.30HMS PINAFOREBathTheatre Royal01225 448844
Thur 252.30HMS PINAFOREBathTheatre Royal01225 448844
Thur 257.30HMS PINAFOREBathTheatre Royal01225 448844
Fri 267.30HMS PINAFOREBathTheatre Royal01225 448844
Sat 272.30HMS PINAFOREBathTheatre Royal01225 448844
Sat 277.30HMS PINAFOREBathTheatre Royal01225 448844

Come & Sing HMS Pinafore

Another HMS Pinafore in Salisbury, this time at the Guildhall as part of the Celebrate Voice Festival on Sunday October 22 at 2.30pm.

Come & Sing HMS Pinafore – Celebrate Voice 2023

There is a rehearsal between 10am and 1.30pm for members of the public who would like to sing along. Paul will be singing Sir Joseph Porter once again. There will be another tour of Opera della luna’s production of “Pinafore” in the new year – details coming soon.

Sweeney Todd – the Victorian melodrama

Paul will be appearing in the Opera della luna production of “Sweeney Todd” – not the Sondheim musical, but the original Victorian melodrama “The String Of Pearls” first performed in 1847. Paul will play multiple roles including the outrageous Reverend Lupin.

See: https://www.operadellaluna.org/ for more information.

Performances:

April 17 7.30 Chipping Norton Theatre
April 18 7.30 Chipping Norton Theatre
April 25 7.30 Wilton’s Music Hall, London
April 26 7.30 Wilton’s Music Hall, London
April 27 7.30 Wilton’s Music Hall, London
April 28 7.30 Wilton’s Music Hall, London
April 29 2.30 & 7.30 Wilton’s Music Hall, London

See: https://wiltons.org.uk/whatson?q=sweeney+todd for tickets

Belle Lurette

Paul has written a new English version of the libretto of Offenbach’s last comic opera “Belle Lurette” which is being staged by New Sussex Opera in a production conducted by Toby Purser and directed by David Foster. It will be the first UK performance for 140 years.

Paul will also be playing the role of Malicorne.

The show opens in Lewes Town Hall on November 10 at 7.30.

Later performances are at:

The Old Market, Hove on Sunday November 20 at 3.00 & 7.30.

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne on Friday November 25 at 7.00.

Bloomsbury Theatre, London on Tuesday December 6 at 7.30.

For more information go to the site of New Sussex Opera:

Gilbert & Sullivan Festivals

Paul will be appearing at this year’s Gilbert and Sullivan Festivals in Buxton and Harrogate, playing Sir Joseph Porter in Opera della luna’s production of “HMS Pinafore” and Mr Goldbury in the National G&S Opera Company’s production of “Utopia Limited“. Both productions are directed by Jeff Clarke.

Buxton Opera House

Wed 3 Aug – 2.30pm -HMS Pinafore

Fri 5 Aug – 7.30pm – Utopia Limited

Sat 6 Aug – 2.30pm – Utopia Limited
Sat 6 Aug – 7.30pm – HMS Pinafore

Harrogate Royal Hall

Sun 14 Aug – 2.30pm – Utopia Limited
Sun 14 Aug – 7.30pm – HMS Pinafore

Wed 17 Aug – 7.30pm – HMS Pinafore

Sat 20 Aug – 2.30pm – HMS Pinafore
Sat 20 Aug – 7.30pm – Utopia Limited

For further details:
Gilbert and Sullivan (gsfestivals.org)

There will be additional performances of HMS Pinafore at:

Malvern Theatre : Sat 10 Sep – 2.30pm & 7.30pm

The Princess of Trébizonde

211411_rk_3669Paul will be playing the role of Prince Casimir in the upcoming production of Offenbach’s rarely performed  “The Princess of Trébizonde” with New Sussex Opera.

The opera will be conducted by Toby Purser in a new translation by director/designer Anthony Baker.

Dates:
Cumnor House School TheatreDanehill Sunday November 14 5pm
Stag Theatre Sevenoaks Thursday November 18 7.30pm
Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne Sunday November 21 4pm
The Old Market, Hove Sunday November 28 4pm
Britten Theatre RCM, Sunday December 5 4pm

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Curtain Raisers

Corrected emailerPaul will be appearing in the Opera della luna production of “Curtain Raisers” – playing Box in Sullivan & Burnand’s “Cox & Box” and Giraffier in Offenbach’s “Les Deux Aveugles”.

The dates are as follows:

28 Aug 7.30 The Theatre, Chipping Norton

29 Aug 2.30 The Theatre, Chipping Norton

31 Aug 7.45 Wilton’s Music Hall, London

1 Sep 7.30   Wilton’s Music Hall, London

2 Sep 2.30 & 7.30  Wilton’s Music Hall, London

3 Sep 7.30  Wilton’s Music Hall, London

4 Sep 2.30 & 7.30 Wilton’s Music Hall, London

8 Sep 7.30 CAST Theatre, Doncaster

 

2021

Like most performers I have been lying low and have had performances at the Royal Albert Hall, the Buxton Festival and the Iford Festival cancelled in the last year.

However, it looks as though things are beginning to start up again, and I hope to bring news of future performances soon. Best wishes to all.