The Pirate Queen
We had a wonderful time performing the UK premiere of this colourful and exciting show by Les Miserables creators Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. Directed by Bill Compton with musical director James Hall, assistant musical director Lee Dewsnap and a band including Uillean pipes, Irish whistles, a harp and a vast array of percussion, the show featured a cast of 23, many playing multiple parts including Irish clanspeople, English soldiers, and courtiers of Queen Elizabeth I.
All pics courtesy of Handwritten Photography.
2014 - The Sorceror
One of Gilbert & Sullivan's least-performed operettas but a delightful work, given the HLOC traditional-with-a-twist treatment - including a real exploding teapot!
Directed by Elizabeth Malone with musical direction by Frances Oldbury.
2013 - The Pajama Game
Another departure from G&S for HLOC with this tuneful tale of 1950s industrial relations! Directed by Rachel White.
2012 - Yeomen of the Guard
Directed by Amber Dye with musical direction by Laurie Reeve.
Felicity Morgan won the artsrichmond Swan Awards' Adjudicator's Award for standing in as Elsie Maynard at the last minute, singing in at the Thursday and Friday night performances and actually going on stage for the two Saturday performances.
2011 - Anything Goes
This was the second time we had performed Cole Porter's gloriously feelgood 1930's shipboard romp. Directed by Elizabeth Malone and Laurie Coombs, with choreography by Karen Munday and musical direction by Laurie Reeve.
2010 - HMS Pinafore
Rachel White won the artsrichmond Swan Award's 'Best Supporting Female Performer in a Musical' for her portrayal of Little Buttercup.
2009 - Patience
Awarded 'Best Production of a Musical' in the artsrichmond Swan Awards