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STEWARTBY AMATEUR OPERATIC & DRAMATIC SOCIETY PRESENTS

20th - 24th NOVEMBER 2012 STEWARTBY VILLAGE HALL

PROGRAMME £1.50


STEWARTBY AMATEUR OPERATIC AND DRAMATIC SOCIETY PRESIDENT Lady Skeet

Affiliated to N.O.D.A

VICE-PRESIDENTS: MRS JOAN GILLETT, MISS VIRGINIA SHORTEN MR. ALLAN THOMAS, MR. GEORGE THOMPSON PATRONS OF THE SOCIETY Mr C.D.G. Burton Mr and Mrs E. Caves Mrs B. Corney Mr and Mrs T.R. Daw Mrs J.M.H. Epton Mr A.L. Green Mrs S. Hale Mr J.J. Hall Mr A. Hare Mr and Mrs J.D. Ireland Mr P. Magee

Mr and Mrs R.C. Kentsbeer Mr and Mrs C.H. Moule Mrs G. Lecoche Mr and Mrs A.G. Parfitt Mr and Mrs R.J. Rayner Mr and Mrs D. Rowland Mr and Mrs H. Schwarz Rev. and Mrs M. Wells Mrs S. Woods Mr and Mrs J. Wright

HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS Brian and Laura Adams, John Gribble, John and Pam Ireland, Hazel and Roger Kentsbeer, Pam Massey, Virginia Shorten, George Thompson, Shirley Woods ASSOCIATE MEMBERS Mr. K. Blane, Mrs. P. Garner, Mrs. J. Gilder, Mr. A. Hunter, Mr. R. Hull, Mrs. J. Swain, Mr. P. Urwin The Society acknowledges, with grateful thanks, the financial support of our President, Vice Presidents, and Patrons. Anyone who is interested in becoming a Patron should contact our Secretary, Hazel Daniels, Tel. 01908 616213 OFFICERS Chairman..................................................................... Roger Kentsbeer Deputy Chairman................................................................. John Epton Secretary.......................................................................... Hazel Daniels Subscribers Secretary.......................................................... John Epton Treasurer..........................................................................Pamela Blane COMMITTEE Richard Hull, Doreen Hunter, Pam Massey Ann Stearn, Becky Wright


Chairman’s Message Good evening Ladies, Gentlemen and Children

On this, the third occasion I have the pleasure to welcome you all to Stewartby, or should it be “Venice”? For tonight we will transport you via the magic of Gilbert & Sullivan to an evening of comedy, good music and colourful costumes, portraying the merry goings on of that group of characters so synonymous with that city, ‘The Gondoliers’. Our producer and musical director have again brought us what I think will be a splendid show. My thanks to them, also Brian and Barbara our hardworking rehearsal pianists. My thanks also to a wonderful company, and this year in particular a big thank you to the members of our orchestra who through their kind co-operation, have enabled us to have a full musical accompaniment to our production. As always your continued, and much valued support makes it all worthwhile. Have an enjoyable evening.

Roger C. Kentsbeer, Honorary Chairman If you would like to become a Patron of this Society please send your gift, however small, to Hazel Daniels. “An acknowledgement will be sent”


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The Story

o be betrothed at the age of six months and married by proxy is happily not the fate of many people, even though the infant husband is the son and heir of a reigning monarch. Such however, was the fate of Casilda, the beautiful daughter of the Duke of Plaza-Toro, a proud but impecunious Grandee of Spain.

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he Duke, accompanied by the Duchess and Casilda (now grown up) and attended by his suite, one Luiz, comes to Venice to seek the Royal Husband. It is only on arrival that the Duke springs the news of her early marriage upon his daughter. But this magnificent surprise does not please Casilda by any means, for she is already madly in love with Luiz, a fact unknown to the unsuspecting Duke. But alas, it does not alter the fact that she is married, and that her little romance with Luiz is therefore at an end.

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ut the exigencies of comic opera happily do not permit matters to end here, for complications have arisen. It seems there is a doubt as to the husband’s whereabouts, for one Don Alhambra had caused the infant husband to be stolen and brought to Venice, owing to some trouble in the Royal Household. The infant had been placed in the care of a highly respectable gondolier, and this foolish person had carelessly mixed up the infant with his own son, both of whom he had brought up in the humble calling of gondoliers.

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o poor Casilda is in the unfortunate position of being married to one of the gondoliers, but nobody at the moment can tell which is which. Consternation prevails when this announcement is made, for the two gondoliers, Marco and Giuseppe have themselves just married two charming little ladies, Gianetta and Tessa, and thus matters becomes more complicated.

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ow, since the country is in a state of insurrection, it is absolutely essential that they should assume the reigns of government at once, and until it is ascertained which of them is King, Don Alhambra has arranged that they shall reign jointly. And so they continue to act as one person until, in contemplative fashion, the matrimonial knot is disentangled.

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he Royal foster-mother is summoned and to the consternation of all and the evident relief of Casilda, announces that the King entrusted the Royal Prince to her care, his name is ‘Luiz’ and thus the traditional ‘happy ending’ is achieved.


MARCO PALMIERI

GIANETTA

CHARLES MILLS

CAROL URWIN DON ALHAMBRA

PETER DAVIS GIUSEPPE PALMIERI

STEPHEN HOATH

TESSA

LESLEY THOMAS


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THE DUCHESS

THE DUKE

COLIN JONES

ALISON GIBBS INEZ

SHIRLEY HALE LUIZ

JAMIE FAIRWEATHER

CASILDA

CHARLOTTE GARRAWAY


Programme of Music ACT I 1. Chorus of Contadine and Gondoliers (with Solos)................. “List and Learn” (Antonio, Marco & Giuseppe, Gianetta and Tessa) 2. Entrance of Duke, Duchess, Casilda and Luiz...................... “From the sunny

Spanish shore”

3. Song (Duke of Plaza-Toro).................................“In enterprise of martial kind” 4. Recit and Duet (Casilda & Luiz)................ “O Rapture! When alone together” 5. Duet (Casilda & Luiz).........................................................“There was a time” 6. Song................................................................................... “I stole the Prince” (Don Alhambra with Duke, Duchess, Casilda & Luiz) 7. Recit (Casilda & Don Alhambra)..................................... “But bless my heart” 8. Quintet . ................................................................................ “Try we life-long” (Duke, Duchess, Casilda, Luiz & Grand Inquisitor) 9. Chorus........................................................................ “Bridegroom and Bride” with Solo (Tessa)...........................................“When a merry maiden marries” 10. Finale - Song (Gianetta).........................“Kind sir, you cannot have the heart” Quartet (Marco, Giuseppe, Gianetta & Tessa)...................... “Then one of us”

ACT II 1. Chorus of Men (with Marco & Giuseppe).............“Of happiness the very pith” 2. Song (Giuseppe) with Chorus............................. “Rising early in the morning” 3. Song (Marco)................................................... “Take a pair of sparkling eyes” 4. Scena (Chorus of Girls, Quartet, Duet & Chorus)..... “Here we are at the risk” 5. Chorus & Dance............................................................. “Dance a Cachucha” 6. Song (Don Alhambra with Marco & Giuseppe)................“There lived a King” 7. Quartet (Marco, Giuseppe, Gianetta & Tessa).....“In a contemplative fashion” 8. Chorus of Men (with Duke & Duchess).............................. “With Ducal pomp” 9. Song (Duchess).......................................... “On the day when I was wedded” 10. Recit and Duet (Duke & Duchess).................. “To help unhappy commoners” 11. Gavotte (Duke, Duchess, Casilda, Marco & Giuseppe).........“I am a courtier“ 12. Quintet & Finale.............................................“Here is a case unprecedented”

(Marco, Giuseppe, Casilda, Gianetta, Tessa & Chorus)”


DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION

Written by W. S. Gilbert

PRUE GARDINER

DRAMATIS PERSONAE

The Duke of Plaza-Toro (a Grandee of Spain)................. Colin Jones Luiz (his attendant)..............................................Jamie Fairweather Don Alhambra Del Bolero (the Grand Inquisitor)................... Peter Davis Marco Palmieri...........................................................................Charles Mills Giuseppe Palmieri............................................... Stephen Hoath Antonio .............................................................. John Epton (Venetian Gondoliers) Francesco ........................................................... Peter Tipping Giorgio ............................................................. Mike Cocke The Duchess of Plaza-Toro..................................... Alison Gibbs Casilda (her daughter)....................................... Charlotte Garraway Gianetta ............................................................. Carol Urwin Tessa ........................................................Lesley Thomas Fiametta ...............................................................Vicky Lane (Contadine) Vittoria ........................................................... Linda Bowen Giulia .......................................................... Frankie Coles Inez (the King’s Foster-Mother)..........................................Shirley Hale


Or The King of Barataria Composed by Sir Arthur Sullivan

MUSICAL DIRECTOR ALLAN THOMAS

CHORUS OF CONTADINE & GONDOLIERS Elinor Ashby, Linda Bowen, Margaret Brown, Frankie Coles, Hazel Daniels, Jan Faulkner, Lesley Gillett, Shirley Hale, Jenny Hall, Hilary Hull, Doreen Hunter, Jenny Jackson, Juliet Jones, Vicky Lane, Margaret Magee, Pam Massey, Carol Wallman, Becky Wright Steve Bartlett, Mike Cocke, John Epton, Jamie Fairweather, Richard Hardwick, Andrew Hodges, Peter Tipping

ACT I

The Piazetta, Venice Interval of 20 minutes between Acts

ACT II

Pavilion in the Palace of Barataria Three months elapse between Acts I and II PLEASE, NO MOBILE PHONES OR PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE AUDITORIUM


ANTONIO

GIORGIO

JOHN EPTON

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FRANCESCO

FIAMETTA

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PETER TIPPING GIULIA

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FRANKIE COLES

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THE PRODUCTION TEAM DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION......................................................Prue Gardiner MUSICAL DIRECTOR.................................................................... Allan Thomas STAGE MANAGER..................................................................... Robin Lawrence STAGE CREW....................................................................................Alan Wright SCENIC ARTISTS & CONSTRUCTION.................. Hazel Daniels, John Daniels LIGHTING DESIGN & OPERATION..................................................Richard Hull Assisted by..........................................................................................Alan Wright LIGHTING EQUIPMENT...................................................................Bubbles Hire WARDROBE..................................................................................Jenny Jackson COSTUMES...........................................................Berenice Stage Costume Hire REHEARSAL PIANISTS........................................ Brian Caves, Barbara Tipping HOUSE MANAGER................................................................... Roger Kentsbeer PROGRAMME COVER and POSTERS....................................... Stephen Hoath PUBLICITY OFFICERS............................... Charlotte Garraway, Lesley Thomas BOX OFFICE......................................................... Ann Stearn, Roger Kentsbeer BOUQUETS.........................................................................Growswell of Clophill PUBLICITY & CAST PHOTOGRAPHS.................... Colin Jones, Stephen Hoath FRONT OF HOUSE.....................................................................Virginia Shorten REFRESHMENTS............................... Pam & Ken Blane, Friends of the Society RAFFLE............................. Virginia Shorten, June Swain, Friends of the Society PROMPT..................................................................................... Angie Mcdonald ORCHESTRAL SCORES.................................................................D’Oyly Carte PROPERTIES.......................................................................................Hilary Hull PROGRAMME......................................................... John Epton, Stephen Hoath PRINTERS........................................................................... FIDELITY of Ampthill VIDEO PRODUCTION.................................................Carl Lewis, Ben Garraway

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Across 1. Composer’s tarnish sounds at forefront. (8) 3. Glib, maybe, end to concert for word smith. (7) 7. The women peasants cannot die violated. (9) 9. See 4 Down 10. Flying pig - see, up there brother. (8) 14. 2d could be rice but is actually loaf? (8)

18. A thousand can alter current views. (5,5) 21. As one? (10) 23. He’s a worker on one, nothing more. (7) 24. Woman in Mafia met taboos. (8)

Down 1. Cabbage works here. (5,6) 2. The king first left under Iberian zephyr. (4) 3. The boatmen on some sort of dole, signor? (10) 4,22, Zoo kept a foul hatred about this & 9 title. (3,4,2,5-4) 5. This lady is a useful asset. (5) 6. Is mother the right company for him? (5) 8. Pub at song has a king. (9) 11. I had unusual zen moment in Cordova (4) 12. In jail on board and an old-established robber? (7)

13. Had abnormal reaction to the grand inquisitor. (3,8) 15. Imperial sort of boatman. (8) 16. See 19 Down 17. Odd chap spills dram to find a child bride. (7) 19,16. Impresario toyed with lycra hilariously. (1’4,5) 20. This Maori alto finds a bridge over 18. (6) 22. See 4 Down


12th - 16th November, 2013 If you have enjoyed tonight’s performance and would like to join us for our next show, please contact our Secretary, Hazel Daniels on 01908 616213 . Web Site: www.saods.org.uk


OUR PAST PRODUCTIONS 1951 The Pirates of Penzance

1952 HMS Pinafore

1953 Patience

1954 The Gondoliers

1955 no production

1956 Iolanthe

1957 The Mikado

1958 The Pirates of Penzance

1959 Patience

1960 The Sorcerer

1961 Ruddigore

1962 Trial by Jury & HMS Pinafore

1963 The Gondoliers

1964 Yeomen of the Guard

1965 Princess Ida

1966 The Mikado

1967 Iolanthe

1968 Utopia Ltd

1969 The Pirates of Penzance

1970 Ruddigore

1971 Trial by Jury & HMS Pinafore

1972 Princess Ida

1973 Yeomen of the Guard

1974 Patience

1975 Iolanthe

1976 The Gondoliers

1977 The Sorcerer & Cox and Box

1978 The Mikado

1979 Ruddigore

1980 HMS Pinafore

1981 Princess Ida

1982 The Pirates of Penzance

1983 Yeomen of the Guard

1984 Patience

1985 The Gondoliers

1986 Iolanthe

1987 The Mikado

1988 Trial by Jury & HMS Pinafore

1989 Ruddigore

1990 Princess Ida

1991 The Pirates of Penzance

1992 The Sorcerer

1993 Yeomen of the Guard

1994 The Gondoliers

1995 The Mikado

1996 The Zoo & HMS Pinafore

1997 Patience

1998 Iolanthe

1999 Princess Ida

2000 Ruddigore

2001

2002 Yeomen of the Guard

Trial by Jury & The Pirates of Penzance

2003 The Gondoliers

2004 The Mikado

2005 The Sorcerer

2006 Cox and Box & HMS Pinafore

2007 Patience

2008 Iolanthe

2009 Ruddigore

2010 The Pirates of Penzance

2011 Yeomen of the Guard


THE SOCIETY EXPRESSES ITS SINCERE THANKS TO Everyone who has made this production possible, especially our Musical Director, ALLAN THOMAS and our Producer, PRUE GARDINER. Our accompanists, BRIAN CAVES and BARBARA TIPPING. STEWARTBY UNITED CHURCH. Front of House displays - Doreen Hunter Bedford and Ampthill Libraries Wootton & Putnoe Libraries. St. John Ambulance. Bouquets by Growswell of Clophill. Waitrose Ampthill and Bedford Modern School Pam Massey, Pam Blane, June Swain and Ann Stearn who have ‘refreshed us’ on rehearsal evenings. The firms who have advertised in the programme and we respectfully call your attention to their announcements. TO YOU for your attendance and support. We wish you all a pleasant and enjoyable evening.

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Anyone interested in becoming a singing member or a backstage helper should contact our Secretary, Hazel Daniels on 01908 616213. Web Site: www.saods.org.uk

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Programme of Stewartby Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society's production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers in November 2012

Gondoliers  

Programme of Stewartby Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society's production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers in November 2012

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