The Zoo - and other animals
Friday 9 March, 7.45pm
St Stephen's Church, Hounslow TW3 2BP
Saturday 10 March, 2.30pm and 7.45pm
St Mary's Community Hall, Hampton TW12 2EB
Directors: Rachel White & Genna Martinez
Musical director: Lee Dewsnap
Rehearsals: Monday evenings, 8-10 pm
St Stephen's Church Hall, Parkside Road, Hounslow TW3 2BH
The Zoo is an early musical work by Sir Arthur Sullivan of Gilbert & Sullivan fame.
First staged in London in 1875, this delightful one-act musical with words by a chap calling himself Bolton Rowe (real name B C Stephenson), deals with the farcical events surrounding two pairs of lovers visiting a zoo for the day.
More information at the Gilbert and Sullivan Archive:
The Zoo will be performed together with a selection of other songs about animals and the animal kingdom.
Aesculapius Carboy Tony Cotterill
A trainee chemist
Eliza Smith Johanna Chambers
A virtuous young woman, in charge of the Zoo's refreshment stall
Tom Brown Paul Huggins
A very ordinary young man
Laetitia Grinder Felicity Morgan
In love with Carboy
Mrs Grinder Andrea Wilkins
Laetitia's mother, who disapproves of Carboy