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Monday, September 16, 2013

Llan Operatic heads east for its next production

For its next production Llangollen Operatic is heading out east to Japan to present The Mikado.

But although the society has staged what is Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular operatta a number of times before during its long history, this version will be like local audiences have never seen before, it promises.
Society spokesperson Louisa Jones said: “Whilst keeping to the original score, with its splendid melodies and trademark humour, the production will have a more contemporary setting and the characters, real attitude, from a power-hungry Katisha to three griping little maids.
“At Llangollen Operatic we pride ourselves on putting on high quality entertainment with a difference.
“We aren't afraid to think outside of the box and try something completely original.
The Mikado will be an exciting challenge and promises to capture the imagination of all who come to see it, from newcomers to G&S to the purist fans.”
The Mikado will be performed from Wednesday-Saturday, May 14-17, 2014 at Llangollen Town Hall.
It will be directed by Chrissie Ashworth with Owen Roberts as musical director.
Auditions for principal roles will be on Tuesday, November 19 in the Town Hall and are open to all, not just current members.    
Following casting, company rehearsals will start the first Tuesday in January.
Anyone interested in attending auditions, or getting involved should contact membership secretary Helen Belton (membership@llangollen-operatic.co.uk) 07718 368434) for further details. 

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