Gilbert and Sullivan Performance Set to Turn the Tables at the Northumbria Music Festival

Much Loved Productions have announced that one of their highly anticipated performances at the Northumberland Music Festival will be HMS Pinafore. Differing from previous years, the audience will act as the chorus during the performance, playing the roles of Sailors, Sisters, Cousins and Aunts. The performance, which includes a welcome drink and canapes and three course gourmet dinner, will take place on Friday 16th February at Doxford Hall near Alnwick. Set sail on board HMS Pinafore, & join the costumed opera soloists from The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, with YOU, the audience as the chorus playing the roles of Sailors, Sisters, Cousins and Aunts!

From the comfort of your seat, YOU will rehearse the popular songs under the dynamic
direction of expert G&S conductor, Ian McMillan, before an unpredictable performance after
the interval – where anything can happen….!

This is a unique opportunity to join performers from the  D’Oyly Carte Opera in their rendition of one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s best loved shows. Performing are Jeremy Peaker as Sir Joseph Porter KCB, Louise Crane as Little Buttercup, Graham Stone as Dick Deadeye and Ian Belsey as Captain Corcoran. Guided by expert G&S conductor, Ian McMillan, the audience will enjoy an interactive performance with some surprises along the way. Prizes will also be available for those
who dress in character.

‘Gilbert and Sullivan performances have become something of Northumbria Music Festival trademark and they remain one of our most popular shows. This year we are very excited about the opportunity to shake things up and introduce a fun night of audience participation and unpredictable surprises’.

“In this performance, we know from previous concerts performed by these opera soloists that this will
not only be a fantastic showcase it is guaranteed to be tremendous fun and of course there is the option
for guests to come dressed in character.” Says organiser Barbara Huddart.

Other concerts which are being performed as part of the 2018 Northumbria Music festival which
is taking place at Doxford Hall, Eshott Hall near Morpeth and Ednam House in Kelso until 7 th
April include ‘The Three English Tenors’, Prime Brass – Cambridge Conducted by Classic FM’s
Tim Lamoreaux, Graeme Danby, The Northumbrian Ranters and Austin Gunn and Friends.
The programme will also feature a series of diverse operatic galas and traditional music.
The Northumbria Music Festival is a festival dedicated to opera, traditional and classical music
and takes place during the winter and Spring in The Robert Parker Collection of hotels. Unique
amongst such events, it also features gourmet food as part of the ticket – often at less than the
cost of a ticket to a concert hall or opera house.

Tickets for HMS Pinafore, are priced at priced and £69 per person and include a welcome drink
with gourmet canapes on arrival, a stunning three course dinner, coffee, and petit fours.