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: 

http://www.gsarchive.net/sullivan/zoo/html/zoo_home.html

The Zoo will be performed together with a selection of other songs about animals and the animal kingdom. 

Cast

 

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