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Milborne Port Opera

 

The Merry Widow

Music by Franz Lehar
20th - 23rd April 2022
TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM 10th MARCH

Tickets: £14 (conc. Weds only, £8)

Original book and lyrics by VICTOR LEON and LEO STEIN New book and lyrics by PHIL PARK
Music adapted and arranged by RONALD HANMER
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with GLOCKEN VERLAG LTD.

Want to know more or get involved?

 If anyone wants to take part, front or backstage, the company will give them a warm welcome. Rehearsals are weekly, on Thursdays, so the time commitment is manageable.

Further information from

Richard Gaunt

gaunt@idnet.com

07711691928

 

Picture: /images/w288/baker-harrisonsm.jpg

MPO wins the double at the Somerset Drama Awards

Milborne Port Opera scooped two awards at the prestigious Somerset Fellowship of Drama David Beach Awards for musical theatre at Taunton on Saturday 7th March.

The group were nominated for a total of five awards for their last year's production of "Anything Goes". The two categories in which there were successful were-

Best made set – for the transformation of the Milborne port Village hall into an ocean liner. The adjudicator called it "A triumph".

Best male support actor – Matthew Baker for his portrayal of Sir Evelyn Oakleigh. The adjudicator commented " This was a lovely standout performance using every ounce of your physicality to portray the character... great timing and comic ability"

Virtually every drama group in Somerset participates in these annual awards .It is a great honour to be nominated in this competition, which is rigorously adjudicated by a team of experienced performers and producers.

 

WHAT'S GOING ON AT HENSTRIDGE AIRFIELD?

Picture: /images/w288/mpo-arcadians%20%283%29.jpg20 January 2020: Members of the Milborne Port Opera took advantage of the first sunny day for weeks to turn out at Henstridge airfield on Sunday 19 January to film the opening sequence for their latest show "The Arcadians", set in 1910, when air transportation was in its earliest days.

Tiger Moth Training, based at the airfield, kindly supplied the oldest aircraft they could find, not a 1910 model, but a restored Tiger Moth with sufficient vintage credibility to  baffle the pedantic brigade.

Milborne Port photographer Paul Gumbrell  shot the video, which depicts the hero of the show, James Smith, bidding good bye to his tearful wife and flying off to unknown lands.

To find out what happens to Jim (and to see the film), you will have to come and see the show, which plays the week after Easter. Bookings open on 1st March.

 

 If you would like to be involved do contact us via email or Facebook.

Keep up with our news on Facebook

 

 

Want More?

Want to find out more, please contact our secretary, Sarah Bignell by e-mail secretary@milborneportopera.co.uk.

If you are on Facebook or Twitter and would like to know keep up on the gossip about our next show please visit our Facebook page and like us or follow us on Twitter!


 

 

Milborne Port Opera

Our last show was...

The Merry Widow, Music by Franz Lehar

20th - 23rd April 2022
 
details of our next show will be available when it has been decided upon... in the meantime...

Want to know more or get involved?

 If anyone wants to take part, front or backstage, the company will give them a warm welcome. Rehearsals are weekly, on Thursdays, so the time commitment is manageable.

Further information from

Richard Gaunt

gaunt@idnet.com

07711691928

 

Picture: /images/w288/baker-harrisonsm.jpg

MPO wins the double at the Somerset Drama Awards

Milborne Port Opera scooped two awards at the prestigious Somerset Fellowship of Drama David Beach Awards for musical theatre at Taunton on Saturday 7th March.

The group were nominated for a total of five awards for their last year's production of "Anything Goes". The two categories in which there were successful were-

Best made set – for the transformation of the Milborne port Village hall into an ocean liner. The adjudicator called it "A triumph".

Best male support actor – Matthew Baker for his portrayal of Sir Evelyn Oakleigh. The adjudicator commented " This was a lovely standout performance using every ounce of your physicality to portray the character... great timing and comic ability"

Virtually every drama group in Somerset participates in these annual awards .It is a great honour to be nominated in this competition, which is rigorously adjudicated by a team of experienced performers and producers.

 

WHAT'S GOING ON AT HENSTRIDGE AIRFIELD?

Picture: /images/w288/mpo-arcadians%20%283%29.jpg20 January 2020: Members of the Milborne Port Opera took advantage of the first sunny day for weeks to turn out at Henstridge airfield on Sunday 19 January to film the opening sequence for their latest show "The Arcadians", set in 1910, when air transportation was in its earliest days.

Tiger Moth Training, based at the airfield, kindly supplied the oldest aircraft they could find, not a 1910 model, but a restored Tiger Moth with sufficient vintage credibility to  baffle the pedantic brigade.

Milborne Port photographer Paul Gumbrell  shot the video, which depicts the hero of the show, James Smith, bidding good bye to his tearful wife and flying off to unknown lands.

To find out what happens to Jim (and to see the film), you will have to come and see the show, which plays the week after Easter. Bookings open on 1st March.

 

 If you would like to be involved do contact us via email or Facebook.

Keep up with our news on Facebook

 

 

Want More?

Want to find out more, please contact our secretary, Sarah Bignell by e-mail secretary@milborneportopera.co.uk.

If you are on Facebook or Twitter and would like to know keep up on the gossip about our next show please visit our Facebook page and like us or follow us on Twitter!