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HMS Pinafore


we 19 au 09

HMS PInafore finale

Very suitably dressedThe concert performance by London Operetta of HMS Pinafore at the Snape Proms last night was cracking fun!  In the first half conductor Ian McMillan rehearsed the audience in both singing and massed bits of business and his hi-energy and polished enthusiasm was an important element driving the wholeIan McMillan thing along.  Much of the audience were suitably dressed and judging by how often harmonies appeared many also clearly choralists.  The second half was a was lively concert performance from the six principals with the audience occasionally dragging but never mucking up ... and then prizes for the volunteer marines and best dressed sailor, sister, cousin and aunt.  Great Stuff!  The whole thing was recorded by a Sky Arts camera crew and it was a proper three man crew plus some youthful trainees.

HMS Pinafore at Snape

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