Opera group to set sail

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

AN opera group will per­form pop­u­lar Gil­bert and Sul­li­van show Pi­rates of Pen­zance.

Bolling­ton Light Opera Group (BLOG) is pre­par­ing for the per­for­mances from May 10 to 14 at Bolling­ton Civic Hall.

Show di­rec­tor Denise Ho­lian and mu­si­cal di­rec­tor Sheila Kent have as­sem­bled a fine cast of prin­ci­pals. Michael Scott, a young but ex­pe­ri­enced vet­eran of Bolling­ton shows, plays Fred­er­ick, an apprentice pi­rate who falls in love with Ma­bel, a ma­jor-gen­eral’s daugh­ter played by Emily Ban­croft.

Richard Comish plays a flam­boy­ant but sus­pect Pi­rate King who tan­gles with the pompous Ma­jor Gen­eral, played by Mike Ray­mond. Caught in be­tween are the hap­less Po­lice Sergeant played by Craig Har­ris and his clue­less bob­bies.

Con­tribut­ing to the gen­eral may­hem are Ruth, a pi­rate maid played by He­len Valen­tine, and se­nior pi­rate Sa­muel played by Paul Yan­dell.

The Ma­jor Gen­eral’s daugh­ters led by Edith and Kate (Steph Evans and Carol Pratt) tor­ment the po­lice who clash with the pi­rates.

Show di­rec­tor Denise said: “Hav­ing ap­peared in BLOG’s pro­duc­tion of Pi­rates 10 years ago, I was de­lighted to be asked to di­rect the 2016 ver­sion. It’s a rol­lick­ing show with lots of laughs and great singing so we hope our au­di­ences will have a won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Tick­ets cost £12 with con­ces­sions at £10 Tues­day-Thurs­day from 01625 431038 or email blog­book­ings@aol.com.

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