Swan Judges' Award for Lee!

Congratulations to our talented musical director, Lee Dewsnap (pictured left), who has received the 2017 artsrichmond Swan Judges' 'Adjudicators' Award' for his musical arrangement and performance of 'The Mikado' for electronic organ. Anyone who saw (and heard) Lee and his electronic organ imitating an entire orchestra during last year's show will know this award is richly deserved!

(The Adjudicators' Award goes to someone whose contribution to amateur dramatics in Richmond borough during the year doesn't fit into any of the 'normal' categories. There are no nominations, and the award winner is only announced on the night.)


Congratulations also to Johanna Chambers (pictured left), who was nominated in the Swan Awards as 'Best Actress in a Musical' for her performance as Yum-Yum in 'The Mikado'. You can see Johnanna as Audrey in 'Little Shop of Horrors' in October. 

New G&S documentary

A number of HLOC members feature in a forthcoming documentary about the thriving amateur G&S scene in the UK, by independent film-maker Michael Fleischer.

Here's the trailer. Who can you spot? 


NODA awards

Pictured below are our district winners in the 2017 NODA London awards

HLOC President Peter King was district winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award, reflecting his 50+ years in London amateur dramatics.

Tony Cotterill was district winner of the Malcolm Rose Award for Best Male Character in a Gilbert & Sullivan Production, for his performance as Ko-Ko in HLOC's October 2016 production of 'The Mikado'.