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THE FARNDALE AVENUE HOUSING ESTATE TOWNSWOMEN'S GUILD OPERATIC SOCIETY'S PRODUCTION OF THE MIKADO an operetta by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr based on The Mikado or The Town of Titipu by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan : Music arranged by Sue Van Colle Abbey Theatre, St Albans, on 29th June 1991 Bolstered by the TWG's production of Macbeth, and further encouraged by the musical comedy aboard the SS FarndaleAvenue, Mrs Recce presents her latest theatrical endeavour - The Mikado! Her version is bounded by the usual constraints on casting and costume but she is ably assisted by the Rev. Reg who, as well as playing several parts, organises an origami competition during the interval - one of the high spots of the evening. Devotees and newcomers to the Farndale ladies will thoroughly enjoy this fun-filled romp, their most ambitious project to date, but if you hear the hum of a top it will be Gilbert and Sullivan spinning in their graves! CAST: - Principals M2 F7, / Chorus F 12, / Conductor F 1 CHARACTERS wih Original Playing members Principals Flora (playing The Mikado) - Angela Fearnside Angela (playing Nanki-Poo) - Lesley Addington Ronnie (playing Ko-Ko) - Beverley Robley Mrs Reece (playing Pooh-Bah) - Sheila Stewart Thelma (playing Yum-Yum) - Pauline Kensett Rev. Bishop (playing Pitti-Sing) - Gerald Sanctuary Dawn (playing Peep-Bo) - Suzie Major Felicity (playing Katisha) - Phyllida Whinney The Producer -Tony Hiscocks The Chorus Pat - Jackie Williams Sheila - Barbara Butler Ann - Gladys Knight Beryl - Marilyn Warminger Doreen - Mo McCarthy Janice - Joan Head Kitty - Hannah Bone Marjorie - Carole Williams Shirley - Jacqui Golding Hermione - Evelyn Whinney Georgia - Dee Adkins Liz - Liz Roberts The Orchestra Gwynneth (conductor) - Sue Van Colle Joan (leader) - Alice Williams Rosemary (violin) - Eleanor Harris/Jackie Edwards Sarah (viola) Sarah Terry/Felicity Lowe/Steffi Cook Joanne (cello) Joanne Gwinnell-Lee/Penny Rogers Lily (double bass) Clive Jenkins Nina (flute) Gill Goulder/Nicola Grimes/ Penny Warren Viv (clarinet) Karen Thorpe/Sarah Williams Nicola (oboe) Nicola Rampling Judy (bassoon) Val Miller/Sarah Jackson Petronella (tuba/percussion) Peter Jones Louise (recorder/crumhom/percussion) Mary Webb Directed by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr