gilbertandsullivan.org.au

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

A Country Girl

A new fully staged performance conceived, devised and choreographed by Robert Ray.

FIVE PERFORMANCES ONLY!
MALVERN THEATRE,
BURKE ROAD, EAST MALVERN
JULY 11, 12, 13 14  at 8.00 PM
JULY 14 at 2.00 PM
BOOK on 03 9905 1111 (M-F 9:30-4:30)

Tickets $25 full $22 concession $18, child

BOOK TICKETS

View a promotional video of the show here.

ROBERT LATHAM, SUSANNAH GIDLEY, IAN LOWE, LAURA CAIRE, ANDREW McGRAIL, VANESSA PETRIE, RON MACK, NICOLE FREE, ANDREW PENNYCUIK, KYP IACOVOU, JUDY SPORTON, ANNA CASTLE with ELIZABETH McCREA, LAUREN STANNARD, JAMIE TAMPION and PAUL BRICKHILL as Lionel Monckon.

DESIGNED, DIRECTED and CHOREOGRAPHED BY ROBERT RAY
MUSICAL DIRECTION BY ALAN BARKER

A COUNTRY GIRL was the hit of the 1902 London Season. It was Lionel Monckton's first score as principal composer. He would go on to write such hits as The Arcadians, Our Miss Gibbs, and The Quaker Girl. Of all of the composers of the post Gilbert & Sullivan era, his star shone the brightest. With additions from Paul Rubens, and lyrics by Adrian Ross, the score of A Country Girl is pure delight. Wonderful toe-tapping numbers like "Try again Johnnie", "Yo-ho little girls" to the ravishing "Under the Deodar", you will certainly agree "they don't write them like that any more". This is a wonderful journey back in time to the gorgeous Edwardian period. Following on from our phenomenally successful The Arcadians, which was the hit of the Buxton International G&S Festival in 2011, we are certain that we have another winner in A Country Girl.

CAST
Paul/Geoffrey Challoner Robert Latham
George Edwardes/Rajah of Bhong Ian Lowe
Howard/Sir Joseph Verity Ron Mack
Charles/Douglas Verity Andrew Pennycuick
Willie/Granfer Mummery/Major Vicat/Lord Anchester Kyp Iacovou
Bertie/Barry Andrew McGrail
Lilian Eldee/Marjorie Joy Montague Susannah Gidley
Julia Gwynne/Princess Mehelanah Laura Caire
Gertie Millar/Nan Vanessa Petrie
Lavinia/Sophie Nicole Free
Lady Sylvia/Mrs Quinton Raikes Judy Sporton
Fanny/Nurse/Lady Anchester Anna Castle
P.Turner Jamie Tampion
Topsy Sinden/Chorus
Lauren Stannard
Lionel Monckton Paul Brickhill
Ensemble Jamie Tampion, Elizabeth McCrea
Director, Designer and Choreographer Robert Ray
Musical Director Alan Barker
Pianist Paul Brickhill
Production Manager Anna Castle
Lighting David Earl