2009 (3) Cox and Box

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HMS Pinafore

Travelling down to Portsmouth we ask: Can love really level the class system? The Captain of the Pinafore has hopes that his daughter Josephine will marry the First Lord of the Admiralty - but complications set in when she reveals she is in love with a lowly sailor. Gilbert and Sullivan's evergreen comedy is given a fresh new production.

Cox and Box

This season also sees the welcome return of Sullivan's delightful comedy Cox and Box in a brand new performing edition which includes music rarely performed. Now we are in a seedy boarding house in Bloomsbury. An unscrupulous landlord rents the same room to two unknowing tenants - one who works during the day and the other at night. But an unexpected holiday occurs... This is a classic double bill in the great Savoy tradition.

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September 18, 19, 25, 26 2009 at 8pm
September 19, 26 2009 at 2pm

CAST
COX AND BOX
John James Box Brett O'Meara
James John Cox Bruce Raggatt
Sergeant Bouncer Alan Brown
HMS PINAFORE
Sir Joseph Porter, KCB Ron Pidcock
Captain Corcoran Bruce Raggatt
Ralph Rackstraw Austin Moore
Dick Deadeye John Filonzi
Boatswain Christopher Sinclair
Carpenter David Gerard
Tom Tucker Charles Cornwallis
Josephine Tanya Bail
Little Buttercup Amanda Stephenson
Hebe Susannah Gidley
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Chorus
David Angelico, Anna Castle, Caroline Cornwallis, Zoe Drummond, Greg Galon, Peter Hanway, Naomi Hobbs, Ben Klein, Ken Knight, Daniel Martini, Chris McInnis, Jamie Moffat, Penny Muller, Victoria Lew, Jessica Reidy, Julienne Toghill, Jamie Tampion,
Director and Designer
Robert Ray (Cox and Box)
James Wright (HMS Pinafore)
Lighting Designer
Francis Croese
Musical Director
Hamish Paterson
Orchestra
Violins: Chantal Roddy (Concertmaster), Prue Glenn, Rachel Mayer, Erin Reilly, Michelle Stanic, Larissa Wheeler. Viola: John Clancy, Amy Tu. Cello: Sophie Anderson, Tim Hennessy. Double Bass: Bill Clark. Flute/Piccolo: Catherine Buxton, Barbara Kerr. Oboe: Robert Millar Clarinet: Garry Kirby, Chris Ondaatje. Bassoon: Ed Chow. Horn: Josh Geddes, Fiona Wilson Trumpet: Elsa Brissenden, Jenny Stengards, Sue Cook Trombone: Sally Barkla, Stacey Ford, Bridget Lester Percussion: Belinda Hogarth.
Production Crew
Pinafore cloths: designed by Osbert Lancaster. Accompanists: Amberley Bremner, Graham Burnham, Pam Christie. Stage Manager: John Larcombe. Assistant Stage Manager: Trevor Dawson. Costume Co-Ordinator: Felicity Caterer. Photography: Brian Taylor. Set Construction: Trevor Dawson, David Gerard, Ken Read, Anna Castle, David Angelico. Properties Manager: Naomi Hobbs. Lighting Board Operator: Michael Angelico. Stagecrew: Ken Read, Paul Webberus. Marketing and Promotion: Torquil Syme. Personnel: Geoff Mason-Jones. FOH: Susan Marshall. DVD Recordings: E-Mediate Video Productions. Audio Recordings: JeeveS Audio. Program: Priscilla Wootton-Figgs.
Acknowlegements
Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria gratefully acknowledge the help and support of:
The Bendigo Bank, The Australian Ballet, Hatworld Australia, R.Clyde & Company, Ferntree Print, Scotch College, Steve Bullock - JeeveS Audio, Brian Jones - E-Mediate Video, The Victorian College of the Arts, 3MBS, 3CR, JOY-FM, Golden Days Radio, Magic Radio.
Our Patrons:
The Governor of Victoria Professor David de Kretser AC & Mrs de Kretser
and Reg Livermore OA
Last Updated on Sunday, 25 April 2010 17:41