February 2018

At the time of writing, I am enjoying being the Diction Coach at ENO for their production of Benjamin Britten's “A Midsummer Night's Dream.”


In April I shall fly to Toronto for two more Concert Performances of Bernstein's “Candide” with Bramwell Tovey conducting the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (26th and 28th).

On June 23rd I shall be appearing with the Nantwich Choral Society as guest soloist in their Gilbert and Sullivan Summer Concert, and on July 11th, I shall appear with my dear friends Diva Opera in a Gala Concert at The Domaine des Vaux in Jersey.

I shall return to the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in August for two performances of “Haddon Hall”in Buxton on the 2nd and Harrogate on the 17th.

On September 15th I shall be appearing at The Rye Festival with a performance of “As a Matter of Patter”with Bryan Evans accompanying.

I rejoin Theatrical Adventures in October, entertaining on a Nile Cruise from 6th – 15th, and on November 9th I shall return to Jersey for a concert in aid of Bloodwise with Diva Opera.

The ENO Mikado returns in November 2019!

 

   

“They’d none of ‘em be missed”


--here’s a source of innocent merriment for all G&S fans – The Stage August 2008


--this lavishly-illustrated book—The Stage

--with a combination of waspish wit and obvious genuine respect for the original, the result is a delightful couple of hours chortling to oneself—The Stage


--a delightful volume, and I cannot imagine any G&S enthusiast who would not want to have a copy—Gilbert and Sullivan News Spring 2008-08-30


--it is also an amusing review of recent political scandal and sleaze –John Allison in The Sunday Telegraph 24 February 2008


I first sang Ko-Ko for English National Opera in 1988, and to celebrate my first 20 years, I have cast my mind back over some of those ‘Society Offenders’ whom I have included; 192 pages in full colour! – Written with ASH Smyth and published by Pallas Athene, it was launched seven years ago; twenty years of my lists are condensed into a dozen chapters, and there are guest lists – Tim Rice, Jeff Randall and the great American poet John Hollander are among those who have offered their parodies, as well as many well loved G&S enthusiasts. Nicholas Garland has allowed me to reprint one of his famous cartoons of Margaret Thatcher with her ‘list,’ and there are many other illustrations and cartoons – I promise you, there are some fascinating surprises!


Cover price is £12.99, but signed copies are available from me at £10.00 INCLUDING postage and packing (UK); (ISBN 978 1 84368 036 9).


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