AN EVENING WITH MR WS GILBERT AND MR ARTHUR SULLIVAN
November, 2019 - Sandridge & Harpenden
A cornucopia of music and lyrics from these great ‘Savoyards’. The show featured the SACO chorus and sundry soloists, ably accompanied at the pianoforte by Mr Julian Barber. The artistes performed excerpts from all the ‘Savoy’ collaborations of these distinctly British operettists.
All of last season's performances were sold out, so these two performances were by popular demand!
AUTUMN TEA CONCERT
FROM RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN AND BACK AGAIN!
November, 2019 - St Stephen's Hall
Popular songs from the shows with Lina Saavedra, soprano and Micheila Brigginshaw, piano.
SACO's first tea concert this season included songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Jerry Bock, Jerome Kern, Kurt Weill, George and Ira Gershwin.
March, 2018 - Abbey Theatre
A light and frothy comedy of confused relationships and mixed identities – Die Fledermaus, or the Revenge of the Bat.
The production is full of champagne and memorable tunes, including the Champagne Chorus, Brother Mine, the Laughing Song, The Czardas and many more.
The production was directed by John Heath and conducted by David Ireson.
THE BOATSWAIN'S MATE
October, 2019 - Abbey Theatre Studio
A comic opera about love- lost, gained and manipulated. The Boatswain's Mate is a one act piece written and composed by British suffragette Ethel Smyth in 1913–14, based on a story of the same name by William Wymark Jacobs. It was Smyth's fourth opera. The piece centers around a humorous battle of the sexes featuring a feisty and resourceful heroine who outwits her scheming suitor.
March, 2019 - Abbey Theatre
This Gothic melodrama with witches, ghosts and disguises boasts some of Sullivan’s best music and a funny and poignant libretto from Gilbert. A successful 5 performance run was enjoyed by all on both sides of the curtain, and the liveliness of the cast was praised by the audience.