En­joy G&S clas­sics in this com­mu­nity col­lab­o­ra­tion

Perthshire Advertiser - - THE TICKET -

Perth Theatre is to hold a sale of its old props and cos­tumes next month as it pre­pares to re­open af­ter a ma­jor re­fur­bish­ment.

The sale of the theatre’s items, in­clud­ing props, ac­ces­sories and cos­tumes, will be held in the Perth Theatre Scenic Store in the In­veral­mond In­dus­trial Estate from Mon­day, Septem­ber 4 un­til Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 6 from 1pm un­til 6pm each day.

The stock up for grabs cov­ers all eras and pro­duc­tions from the theatre’s history, in­clud­ing from Perth’s pre­vi­ous pan­tomimes and some vin­tage and pe­riod items.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the Perth Theatre sale, con­tact Louise Robert­son, the theatre’s head of cos­tume, on louis­er­obert­son@ horsecross.co.uk. Perth’s own Jam­bouree Cabaret Singers, along with a tal­ented set of singers from the lo­cal com­mu­nity, will soon break into song in a lively con­cert of Gil­bert and Sul­li­van clas­sics.

Tak­ing place on Sun­day, Septem­ber 10 at 7pm in St Leonard’s-in-the-Fields Church, the first half of the con­cert fea­tures ex­cerpts from ‘Pa­tience’, ‘The Pi­rates of Pen­zance’, ‘Iolan­the’, and ‘The Gon­doliers’.

Mak­ing a spe­cial ap­pear­ance will be a spe­cially com­mis­sioned wooden gon­dola, built by Peter Mitchell in his Cher­ry­bank squerro, or gon­dola con­struc­tion yard.

Af­ter the in­ter­val, the au­di­ence be­come spec­ta­tors in a Perth court­room for a per­for­mance of the short comic opera, ‘Trial by Jury’, up­dated with Perthshire ref­er­ences by Alan Laing, who com­peres the even­ing.

There will be lots of lo­cal ref­er­ences - to Tay Street, the Twa Tams, Dundee Law, Buckie Braes and Broughty Ferry.

The three prin­ci­pal parts are sung by Ken­neth Maciver as the judge, Liam Bon­throne as the das­tardly de­fen­dant, and Teenah Bee as the jilted bride, led up the aisle by the very re­al­is­tic Rev­erend, John Mur­doch.

Other main parts are sung by Cabaret Singers, ably sup­ported by the cho­rus of com­mu­nity singers. Mu­si­cal di­rec­tion is, as ever, pro­vided by Edna Auld.

The event is spon­sored by the Perth and Kin­ross Cre­ative Com­mu­ni­ties Fund, and with this in mind all singers have been wel­comed with­out au­di­tion.

The aim, apart from pro­vid­ing an even­ing of great mu­sic, is to en­cour­age even more in­ter­est in Gil­bert and Sul­li­van, and to pro­vide a tem­plate for fur­ther col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the Cabaret Singers and the wider sing­ing com­mu­nity.

Tick­ets are £5, in­clud­ing re­fresh­ments, and free for chil­dren of school age. Harpham

Take your pick from some of Perth Theatre’s past stock Jam­boree Choir to per­form Gil­bert and Sul­li­van clas­sics. Photo by Liz

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