Opera’s pi­rate crew pulls in the crowds

Macclesfield Express - - HEART OF THE COMMUNITY -

AN opera group en­joyed a full house for per­for­mances of pop­u­lar Gil­bert and Sul­li­van show Pi­rates of Pen­zance.

Bolling­ton Light Opera Group (BLOG) per­formed a se­ries of sell­out shows at Bolling­ton Civic Hall.

Mike Ray­mond, chair­man, said the show was well re­ceived by the ca­pac­ity crowds.

He said: “Pi­rates of Pen­zance is one of Gil­bert and Sul­li­van’s most pop­u­lar comic op­eras with a plethora of op­por­tu­ni­ties to ex­ploit the comic as­pects of the story.“

Show di­rec­tor Denise Ho­lian and mu­si­cal di­rec­tor Sheila Kent as­sem­bled the cast.

Denise Ho­lian, di­rec­tor, said: “Hav­ing ap­peared in the pi­rates cast 10 years ago, it was a priv­i­lege to be asked to di­rect this lat­est per­for­mance for BLOG. The re­ac­tion of the packed au­di­ences each night said it all.

“We had a mar­vel­lous, tal­ented cast who gave vir­tu­ally fault­less per­for­mances with the qual­ity of singing eas­ily match­ing if not top­ping that of pre­vi­ous pro­duc­tions.

“This show was a great suc­cess and proved how pro­fes­sional a group of ama­teur play­ers can be.”

The next pro­duc­tion will be Show­time with a hot pot sup­per from Novem­ber 15 to 19.

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