Following on from the success of their production of “The Yeomen of the Guard” at Lynn Arts Centre in February, the West Norfolk Gilbert & Sullivan Society will be returning there in the new year with “The Mikado”.
The Society fully supports the need to keep this venue as a working theatre and for the last three years it has also worked with sponsors to raise several thousand pounds for local and national charities.
The production will once again be in the capable professional hands of Andrew Nicklin as director, while Michael Hankinson who joined the society as musical director for this year’s production is looking to strengthen the links between the society and the King’s Lynn Sinfonia through future productions.
“The Mikado”, last performed by the Society in 2012 at the Corn Exchange, is an excellent show for first-timers and experienced players alike. Comedy, pathos and some wonderful music abound, and its Japanese setting enhances it as possibly the best-loved of all the operettas.
The first get-together is on Thursday, September 1, with a 7.30pm start at North Wootton Village Hall. Newcomers will be made welcome and the society is particularly looking for altos and tenors.
While no auditions are held for the chorus, you do need to be able to sing a bit; auditions for the principals will be held in October and all are welcome to try for principal roles.
Anyone interested in signing up for “The Mikado” in the chorus or auditioning for a principal part should contact Bill Vyse on 01553 631820 for further information.