Take Downton Abbey, add a James Bond-ish plot, mix with music on the cusp of the jazz age, sprinkle with the light humour of "Allo 'allo" and a "Carry On", and serve nightly in the Milborne Port Village Hall. "Spring Fate" combines the best music from the Edwardian era with modern humour, crafted by MPO's Neil Edwards (his third show).
The plot centres around vital secret documents, and the attempts to steal them by foreign agents - Austrian, Prussian, French, American and Russian , all outlandishly disguised as guests or performers at a Fete in a stately home.
However, the Empire, has an aristocratic ace or two among its resourceful entourage, sent to thwart any evil plans.
Will foreign agents triumph? Will the British, guided, mostly by blind luck, prevail? Does it matter?
Sit back, enjoy the wit, pun and double entendre, intermingled with the award-winning MPO's magnificent and exemplary choral and solo performances, accompanied by our highly talented orchestra.
|George Fairbank||The Earl of Westhoughton||James Craw|
|Nancy Fairbank||His wife, Lady Blackrod||Alison Stevens|
|Sir William Fairbank||His Uncle, an explorer||Matthew Baker|
|Elizabeth Fairbank||His wife, Lady Huntington||Jessie Stones|
|Commander Kearsley||An explorer||Anthony White|
|Major Rumworth||An explorer||Oscar Shave|
|Captain Walkden||An explorer||Stuart Waite|
|Josephine de Perigueux||An entertainer||Alison Ruddy|
|Ellie Crocket||A circus trick rider||Sarah Fraser|
|May Bowie||A circus trick rider||Sukie Read|
|Ilena Falova Romanovich||A Russian fortune teller||Sarah Bignell|
|Ludwig Linz||A Prussian Gentleman, Count Wolfsburg||Lloyd Davies|
|Dieter Donowitz||An Austrian Gentleman||Richard Gaunt|
Spring Fate 2015
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