Carmen

by Bizet, English translation by Amanda Holden

Directed by Hannah Noone

Conducted by Jack Lovell

Set & costume designs by Lilly Hill

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Opera'r Ddraig is delighted to return to The Gate Arts Centre to present the timeless story of a fearless woman, whose passion for life and love is challenged when one man's adoration for her descends into a dangerous obsession. Set in the socially repressive streets of 1930s Seville, amidst bullfights and fiestas, this new production, sung in English, presents a gypsy woman's desire to remain free, whatever the cost...

February 19th, 21st and 22nd, 7pm (pre-performance talk: 6.15pm)

Tickets (£16/£8) are available from The Gate (tel. 029 2048 3344 or online)

There will also be a cover show on the evening of the 20th, open to the audience by invitation only. If you would like to attend, please write to us: operarddraig@gmail.com

FUNDRAISING APPEAL: In order to put on this fantastic show and keep up the work we are doing, we need to raise £2000 in additional funding. To this end we have started a crowdfunding campaign to help us meet the cost of putting on Carmen. By donating you would be helping all our young cast, orchestra, technical and creative crews gain invaluable experience in putting on a fully staged opera outside of a training institution. You can also receive various rewards depending on the size of your donation, which range from a thank you note from us, up to Opera'r Ddraig performing in your living room! It only takes 5 minutes to register and donate from as little as £5, and we can make this go a long way, so click here and pledge what you can. If we fail to meet the minimum target of £500 we get nothing (and you pay nothing, so there's no risk to you), so please help us make it! We can't do what we do without you...

We also have an ongoing Friends Scheme.

CAST

 Carmen Clare Ghigo
 Don José Ben Thapa
 Escamillo Tom Colwell
 Micaëla Kate Reynolds
 Zuniga Stefan Berkieta (except 21st Feb)
 Moralès Ryan Farrell
 Frasquita Katrina Nimmo
 Mercédès Rachel Dreese
 Dancaïre Roly Harrad (except 21st Feb)
 Remendado Andrew Henley

 

COVERS

 Carmen Jenny Bianco
 Don José Andrew Henley
 Escamillo Jan Capiński
 Micaëla Jana Holesworth
 Zuniga Ben Tomlin (21st Feb)
 Moralès Trystan Francis
 Frasquita Clare Treacey
 Mercédès Sarah Maxted
 Dancaïre Joseph Gorvett (21st Feb)
 Remendado James Bowers


Chorus: Beatrice Acland, Sophie Gregory, Jana Holesworth, Kimberley Jones, Leila Mather, Clare Treacey, Emily Wenman, Stella Bjoerkman, Jennifer Bianco, Anna Crisp, Flora Macdonald, Sarah Maxted, Nadège Roulliere, Robert Aylward-Lopez, James Bowers, Trystan Francis, Andrew Henley,  Fraser Bonar, Joseph Gorvett, Joe Ingram, Benjamin Tomlin, Connor Vickery
Children: Isobel Adams, Cassiel Egerstrom, Sophie Egerstrom, Caitlin Hockley, Henry Morris, Alex Rawnsley, Nate Rawnsley, Flora Tassinari, Libero Tassinari, Oscar Williams
Repetiteurs: Seho Lee, Sandie Middleton
Audition pianists: Seho Lee, Benjamin Pinnow, Conal Bembridge-Sayers

 

ORCHESTRA:

Violin 1 Elizabeth French (leader)
Morven Graham
Alex Casson
Violin 2 Johnny Hoyle
Helena Hafsteindottir
Annie Pullar
Paul Walster
Viola Heather Hawken
Daire Roberts
Cello Angharad Morgan
Sophie Nash
Bass Joshua Goodey
Flute Chris Green
Oboe Eric Wolfe-Gordon
Clarinet Will White
Bassoon Stanley Kaye Smith
Horn Stuart Penney
Trumpet 1 Adam Denman
Trumpet 2 Erin McSporran
Trombone Lloyd Pearce
Harp / Percussion Megan Morris
Timpani / Percussion Shaun Rigby
Percussion Lauren Rosborough

 

COMPANY

Company Manager: Jennifer Adams
Musical Director: Jack Lovell
Stage Director: Hannah Noone
Assistant Stage Director: Rhona Colwell
Assistant MD: David Young
Set & costume design: Lilly Hill
Production Manager: Neil Campbell
Stage Management: Ben Stimpson, Rich Andrew
Marketing and Outreach: Paul Rothwell
Student Placements: Maebh Lehane, Kelly Barr

 

Così fan tutte

by Mozart, performed in English

ODCosi2013Directed by Imogen Tedbury

Conducted by Calum Fraser

Translating an opera into a modern english pared-down performance of an hour and a half is not an easy thing to do. Yet in ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’ Opera’r Ddraig has proved up to the task, and has created a funny, accomplished, and enjoyable performance. 

Margaret Sessa-Hawkins, BroadwayBaby.com

Can love triumph? Or will all end unhappily in this controversial battle of the sexes? All’s fair in love and war in this tale of sex and sexism, misogyny and moustaches…

When aging chauvinist Don Alfonso wagers young gallants Ferrando and Guglielmo that their girlfriends would cheat given the chance, they think they’ve got this bet in the bag: Dorabella and Fiordiligi are angels, incapable of such deception… But after a tearful farewell, the boys return in elaborate and exotic disguise – and it becomes clear that the girls’ hearts are not as transparent as once they thought… Aided by the girls’ not-so-confidential confidante Despina, Alfonso sets out to prove that ‘Così fan tutte’: all women are the same.

 

Opera’r Ddraig is proud to present Mozart’s much-loved rom com, modernised and stripped bare in a new translation written for the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

 

CAST

 Fiordiligi Alexandra Cowell
 Dorabella Melanie Long
 Ferrando Ben Thapa
 Guglielmo Robert Garland
 Despina Francesca Aquilina
 Don Alfonso Tom Colwell

 

 Repetiteur/accompanist  Seho Lee

 

 

BIOGRAPHIES

Imogen Tedbury – Director

Imogen graduated from Clare College, Cambridge with a 1st in English in 2011. Past productions include Haydn’s La Canterina, Vaughan Williams’ Riders to the Sea, The Marriage of Figaro, The Pirates of Penzance at the Minack Theatre, a new opera premiere at Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, and Orpheus in the Underworld with Opera'r Ddraig. As Assistant Director for British Youth Opera, she directed the cover show of Judith Weir's A Night at the Chinese Opera. She is excited to return to the Fringe, where she previously directed Shadwell Opera's productions of Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Magic Flute (5* Herald, Scotsman, FT; RBS Herald Angel Award Winner 2009).

Calum Fraser – Musical Director

Calum is a conductor who specialises in opera and choral music. He studied at The University of Manchester and with Simon Halsey, Adrian Partington and Sarah Tenant-Flowers at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He founded The Martin Harris Singers in 2007 and Caledonian Voices in 2010. Calum previously directed Ad Solem and is currently the Musical Director of The Cheshire Consort and the Assistant Musical Director of St George’s Singers. He has appeared in masterclasses with Richard Bonynge, Robert Dean, Karen Grylls and Eric Whitacre and is currently completing his second season as Musical Director with Opera’r Ddraig.

Seho Lee – Piano

Seho studied piano at the Chugye University for the Arts and opera coaching at the Korea National University of Arts in Seoul. In 2007, he joined the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Keyboard and Collaborative Piano department to study for his Masters in Piano accompaniment (with Distinction) and then completed the repetiteur Postgraduate Diploma in 2010. He has participated in masterclasses with Malcolm Martineau, Julius Drake, Roger Vignoles, Anna Larsson, Roy Howat, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Dame Felicity Palmer, Mark Silvermann, Thomas Mastroianni, Konstantin Bogino, Jania Aubakirova, John Fisher, Audrey Hyland and Håkan Hagegård. Seho is currently a Masters student and Junior Fellow Pianist at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. 

Alexandra Cowell – Fiordiligi

Alexandra began her musical training as a flautist at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and received her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. She began singing professionally in 2008 with Opera San Jose, singing Mother/Sandman/Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel), Bianca (La Rondine), and Poussette (Manon). Alexandra made her UK concert debut in 2013 with the Chepstow Choral Society. A grateful recipient of a Leverhulme Scholarship, Alexandra is in her first year of the MA in Opera Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she recently performed the role of Female Chorus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia.

Melanie Long – Dorabella

American mezzo-soprano Melanie Long comes to the UK from New York City, where she recently gained rave reviews as part of the New York International Fringe Festival. She made her UK debut in 2012 as Mercédès in Carmen with Impact Opera, and spent the 2012-13 season with English National Opera as an Opera Works artist.  She holds a Masters degree in classical voice from the Manhattan School of Music and has enjoyed a steady regional operatic career in the states where she is known for her versatility and comedic prowess. For highlights and more information, visit www.melanie-long.com.

Ben Thapa – Ferrando

Ben studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal College of Music and currently is supported by the Wagner Society of Great Britain. In addition to his most recent sponsorship from the Wagner Society, Ben has been supported by a number of major bursars, including the Musicians Benevolent Fund and the Levenshulme Trust. Recent performances include Vanya Kudrjash in Scottish Opera's touring production of Kátya Kabanová, Mat of the Mint (The Beggar's Opera) for the Royal Opera at the Linbury Theatre, First Prisoner & Florestan (cover, Fidelio) and Armed Man & Tamino (cover) for Garsington Opera, Siegmund (cover, Die Walküre) for the Wagner Society with David Syrus and Max (cover, Der Freischütz) for the Opéra Comique, Paris, Michael (Manga Sister), a new opera by Harry Blake, directed by Martin Constantine and Corebo La Didone at the GSMD and most recently Dick Johnson (La fanciulla del West) for OperaUpClose.

Robert Garland – Guglielmo

Robert is a Northamptonshire born baritone who studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. During his time in Cardiff he worked with Opera’r Ddraig in two successive seasons singing both the title roles of Figaro and Aeneas. He also sang with Classical Brit award winning choir Only Men Aloud! with whom he featured in UK wide tours and notably the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. Having since moved to London, he is studying with Robert Dean and has most recently undertaken chorus in both Northern Ireland Opera’s The Flying Dutchman and Nevill Holt’s The Magic Flute with whom he understudied Papageno.

Francesca Aquilina – Despina

Francesca received a Bachelor of Music (hons.) first class degree from Edinburgh Napier University where she was awarded the ‘Harold Grey’ prize for excellence in her main study. In 2007, Francesca came first in the operatic arias and ensembles category in the Edinburgh Festival Competition. She sang the role of ‘Gretel’ in Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel and played the part of ‘Bastienna’ in Mozart’s Bastien and Bastienna as well as that of ‘Inez’ in Verdi’s Il Trovatore, in the BOV Opera Festival at the Manoel Theatre in Malta. Mostly recently she sang the role of Eurydice in Opera’r Ddraig’s production of Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld. Francesca is on the Opera Performance Masters at RWCMD where she is studying with Suzanne Murphy. She is funded by the Malta Arts Fund and RWCMD.

Tom Colwell – Don Alfonso

Tom began singing as a chorister at St. Paul’s Cathedral; he then trained with Ann Lampard, head of voice at the Junior RAM, before moving on to study with Robert Alderson at the RNCM.  He has performed bass and baritone parts in Fauré’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Stainer’s Crucifixion and Bach’s Passion oratorios. Operatic roles include Junius (The Rape of Lucretia), Edinburgh Fringe; Smirnov (The Bear), Absolute Opera; Curio (Julio Cesare), RNCM; Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), Island Opera; Pooh Bah, Don Alambra and The Mikado (The Mikado); Lord Mountararat (Iolanthe), Inner Sound. Tom is currently living and teaching singing in Cardiff.

 

Orpheus in the Underworld

by Jacques Offenbach, English translation by David Pountney and Snoo Wilson

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Directed by Imogen Tedbury

Conducted by Calum Fraser

 

The orchestra under Calum Fraser is excellent by any measure, and Fraser himself catches the style of music that often eludes Anglo-Saxon conductors.

Stephen Walsh, The Arts Desk

 

 This was a glorious ensemble piece that was populated with a rich pantheon of characters all delivered with relish by the cast.

Mike Smith, Musical Opinion

 

Could these musicians (with an average age of about 22) pull it off? The audience breathed a sigh of relief in the overture, as it became so abundantly clear the answer was yes.

Peter Wagstaff, Western Mail

 

CAST

12th & 14th February 2013 13th & 15th February 2013
William Helliwell Orpheus William Helliwell
Emma Nash Eurydice Francesca Aquilina
Catherine Jones Public Opinion Catherine Jones
James Savage-Hanford Pluto James Savage-Hanford
Matthew Clark Jupiter Matthew Clark
Rachel Dreese Juno Beth Moxon
Heulen Cynfal Cupid Clare Treacey
Kimberley Jones Diana Aoife O’Connell
Anna-Louise Costello Venus Sarah Maxted
Roland Harrad Mercury Paul Rothwell
Adam Jondelius Morpheus Adam Jondelius
Emyr Jones Mars Emyr Jones
Matthew Tilley John Styx Matthew Tilley
Andrew Henley Minos Andrew Henley
Joseph Gorvett Aecus Joseph Gorvett
Rhys Thomas Rhadamanthys Rhys Thomas
Elizabeth French Maquilla Elizabeth French

 

Chorus: Jennifer Adams, Conal Bembridge-Sayers, Timothy Chan, Rhona Colwell, Rebecca de Coverly Veale, Angharad Davies, Claire Eadington, Sarah Fisher, Alice Gunn, Jacquelyn Hill, Luca Hlaing, Flora MacDonald, Lucy Mellors, Amy Mitchell, Sian Newman, Reuben Nicholas, Natasha Page, Christina Pettingale, Emma Powell, Amelie Taylor

 

ORCHESTRA

Violin 1: Jonathan Hoyle (leader), Isabella Barton, George Taylor
Violin 2: Hannah Simons, Hollie Chapman, Daire Roberts
Viola: Heather Hawken, Beckii Williams
Cello: Ruth Hallows, Sophie Nash
Double Bass: Josh Goodey
Flute: Jemma Freestone, Kate Roberts
Oboe: Sam Baxter, Eric Wolfe-Gordon
Clarinet: Greg Hearle, William White
Bassoon: Gareth Humphreys, Matthew Petrie
Trumpet: Matthew Rainsford, Kate Hawkins
Horn: Tom Taffinder, Annita Skoutela
Trombone: Lloyd Pearce
Timpani: Shaun Rigby
Percussion: Paul Stoneman, Gregorio Gomez Sanchez

 

REPETITEURS

Repetiteurs: Seho Lee, William Shaw
Assistant Repetiteurs: Conal Bembridge-Sayers, Conor Fogle, Jack Lovell, Benjamin Pinnow

 

IN THE OFFICE

Artistic Director: Rhiannon Llewellyn
Marketing: Emily Griffiths, Vanessa Bowers
Company Managers: Sarah Chew, Jennifer Adams
Treasurer: Jan Capiński
Designer: Dilâra Medin
Production Manager: Louise Rouse
Stage Management: Imogen Firth (DSM), Stephanie Pickering (ASM)
Education and Outreach: Lucia Vernon

Dido and Aenaes - Purcell

Acis and Galatea - Handel

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Directed by Dafydd Williams

Conducted by Calum Fraser

“Being my first experience of Opera’r Ddraig it was with a little trepidation that I encouraged two music-loving friends to come along to this production of Dido and Aeneas & Acis and Galatea… But such was the standard of the musicianship, any reservations were soon banished. Rather, I enjoyed this double bill more than some recent offerings from well-established companies.”
 Western Mail

CAST

Dido and Aeneas

14th & 16th February 15th & 17th February

Dawn Burns

Dido

Dawn Burns

Robert Garland

Aeneas

Robert Garland

Vanessa Bowers

Belinda

Rebecca Sands

Kimberley Jones

Second Woman

Kimberley Jones

Helen Bruce

Sorceress

Catherine Jones

Amy Fuller

First Witch

Amy Fuller

Frances Gregory

Second Witch

Frances Gregory

Jessica Robinson

Spirit

Jessica Robinson

Guy Withers

Sailor

Guy Withers

Acis and Galatea

14th, 16th February 15th, 17th February

Lawrence Olsworth-Peter

Acis

Lawrence Olsworth-Peter

Jennifer Clark

Galatea

Emily Griffiths

Aoife O’Connell

Damon

Phillippa Scammell

Rich Moore

Polyphemus

Rich Moore

 

Chorus: Jennifer Adams, Roland Harrad, Emyr Wyn Jones, Thomas Simm, Tom Smith, Catherine White

 

ORCHESTRA

1st Violin: Catherine Lawlor (Leader), Jonathan Hoyle, Isabella Barton
2nd Violin: Christine Danagher-Smith, David Grubb, Errin McGrath
Viola: Peter Brewster, Robert Tuson
Violoncello: Kirsten Miller, Rachel Williams
Double Bass: Joshua Goodey
Flute: Vicky Guise, Jemma Freestone
Oboe: Fiona Jones, Katharina Fritzsche
Harpsichord: Paul McKenzie
Lute: Jonathan Parkin

 

REPETITEURS

Repetiteur: Paul McKenzie
Assistant Repetiteurs: Gina Duncan, David Harrington, Phillip May, Benjamin Newton, Benjamin Pinnow, William Shaw

 

IN THE OFFICE

Artistic Director: Rhiannon Llewellyn
Development and Events: Emily Griffiths
Marketing: James Thomas
Company Manager: Sarah Chew
Treasurer: Jan Capiński
Outreach: Shoshana Pavett
Orchestra Manager: Jemma Freestone
Designer: Dilâra Medin
Production Manager: Daniel Trenchard
Deputy Stage Manager: Louise Rouse
Choreographer: Helen McKenzie

The Marriage of Figaro

by Mozart, English translation by Jeremy Sams

Directed by Deborah Cohen

Conducted by Alasdair Cowie-Fraser

“This Figaro, directed by Deborah Cohen and with economical designs by Steve Denton, sparkled from start to finish, moved briskly and purposefully, and was on the whole very well – and in one or two cases brilliantly – sung.” artsdesk.com

 

 

 

 

CAST

1st & 3rd February 2011 4th & 5th February 2011
Rob Garland Figaro Rob Garland
Llio Evans Susanna Emily Griffiths
Shoshana Pavett Marcellina Dawn Burns
Jan Capiński Dr Bartolo Timothy Nelson
Annie Sheen Cherubino Sian Newman
Timothy Nelson Count Almaviva Jan Capiński
Eleias Roberts Basilio Eleias Roberts
Sian Winstanley Countess Almaviva Rhiannon Llewellyn
Richard Moore Antonio Jonathan Hyde
Eleias Roberts Don Curzio Eleias Roberts
Lucia Vernon Flower Girl 1 Marian Hull
Rebecca Sands Flower Girl 2 Kate Mills

 

Chorus: Rhys Cook, Christian Jenkins, Benjamin Vaughan, Alexander Thacker, Alice Burrows, Heulen Cynfal, Ellie Dee, Sarah Maxted,  Catherine Schofield, Amy Smith, Eleanor Stowe

 

ORCHESTRA

Violin 1: Rachael Elliot, Catherine Lawlor, Azita Mehdinejad, Rebecca Cartilidge
Violin 2: Elizabeth French, Clare Hurrell, Annastasia Radford, Jane May, Frank Handy
Viola: Benjamin Newton, Angharad Thomas, Hirofumi Kobayashi, Sam Ebrahim
Cello: Beatrice Newman, Angharad Maxwell, Helena Simpson
Double Bass: Joshua Goodey
Flute: Victoria Guise, Katie Axelsen
Oboe: Karla Powell, Bethan Keeble
Clarinet: Darius Gray, Lyndzi Beaton
Bassoon: Laura Pursey, Kate Humphries
Trumpet: Kate Hawkins, Jason Lewis
Horn: Jennifer Wright, Samantha Dunwoody
Timpani: Mark Halliday,Paul Stoneman

 

REPETITEURS

Jenna Ristila, Paul McKenzie, Benjamin Pinnow, Rhiannon Pritchard, David Doidge, Matthew Green, Caradog Williams, Nicola Rose

 

IN THE OFFICE

Producer: Annie Sheen
Assistant Producer: Alice Burrows
Chairwoman: Rhiannon Llewellyn
Education Outreach Coordinators: Annie Sheen & Alice Burrows
Outreach Team: Alice Burrows, Deborah Cohen, Alasdair Cowie-Fraser, Rhiannon Llewellyn, Tim Nelson, Rhiannon Pritchard, Annie Sheen, Amy Smith, Llio Evans and Sian Newman.
Welsh Officers: Llio Evans & Ffion Pritchard
Marketing: Martha Holeyman & Lyndzi Beaton
Programme Design: James Thomas
Coordinator of Orfeo: Catherine Showell
Orchestral Manager: David Hopkins
Administrators: Lyndzi Beaton, John Pritchard & Emily Griffiths
Technical Team:
Designer: Steve Denton
Production Manager: Kevin Smith
Deputy Stage Manager: Deborah Cohen
Lighting Designer: Elle Higgins
Set Builders: Will Goad
Costume Makers: Angharad Spencer
Choreographer: Helen McKenzie

 

The Magic Flute

by Mozart, English translation by Stephen Fry

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Directed by Deborah Cohen

Conducted by Alasdair Cowie-Fraser

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAST

2nd February 2010 4th February 2010
Daniel Joy Tamino Daniel Joy
Rhiannon Llewllyn First Lady Emily Griffiths
Annie Sheen Second Lady Helen Appleton
Dawn Burns Third Lady Dawn Burns
Chris Hughes Papageno Jan Capiński
Mary-Jean O’Doherty The Queen of Night Mary-Jean O’Doherty
Gareth Treseder Monostatos Gareth Treseder
Anna Koukoullis Pamina Llio Evans
Ceirios Evans First Boy Lucia Vernon
Phillippa Scammell Second Boy Rebecca Sands
Sian Newman Third Boy Sian Newman
Robert Garland The Orator Robert Garland
Nicholas Boyd-Vaughan Sarastro Nicholas Boyd-Vaughan
Sam Lloyd-Willaims First Priest Sam Lloyd-Willaims
Robert Garland Second Priest Robert Garland
Holly-Anna Lloyd Papagena Marian Hull
Robert Garland/ Gareth Treseder Two Men in Armour Robert Garland/ Gareth Treseder

 

Chorus:  Jacinta Shrimpton, Benjamin Vaughan, Alexander Thacker

 

ORCHESTRA

Orchestral Leader: Sabine Stoffer
1st Violin: Jonathan Davies, Jonathan Hoyle, Anna Nowak, Sabine Stoffer*
2nd Violin: Rachael Elliot*, Elizabeth French, Clare Hurrell, Azita Mehdinejad
Viola: Jonathan Bayley, Peter Brewster, Esther Hayden, Felicitas Speer*
Cello: Angharad Maxwell, Beatrice Newman*
Bass: Joshua Goodey
Flute: Luke Russell, Catherine White
Oboe: Sam Baxter, Bethan Keeble
Clarinet: Darius Gray, Sophie Vilcins
Bassoon: Kate Humphries, Laura Pursey
Horn: Simon Lewis, Jennifer Wright
Trumpet: Jason Lewis, Colin Mcilhagga
Trombone: Jo Hirst, John Pritchard, David Mace
Timpani: Anthony Capel
Repetiteurs: Rhiannon Pritchard, Paul McKenzie, Nicky Rose, Llŷr Gareth Simon, Ben Pinnow,Catherine Winch, David Doidge

 

IN THE OFFICE

Producer: Rhiannon Llewellyn
Administrators: Llio Evans, John Pritchard, Alison Dodd, Emily Griffiths
Designer: Steve Denton
Lighting Designer: Jamie Spirito
Costume Assistant: Emma Jones
Scenic Artist: Cordelia Ashwell
Stage Management Team:
Stage Manager: Mattew Lambart
Deputy Stage Manager: Francesca Ponsonby
Assistant Stage Manager: Lisa Higgins
Lighting Programmer: Joseph Lass
Assistant Lighting Designer:   Dani Bish
Film Crew:
Producer: Kyle Allen
Editing: Kyle Allen, Mikaela Hood
Camera and Sound:   Kyle Allen, Jon Egan, Ashley Hancock,Mikaela Hood, Alice Williams

 

2014

Carmen

by Bizet, English translation by Amanda Holden

Directed by Hannah Noone

Conducted by Jack Lovell

Set & costume designs by Lilly Hill

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Opera'r Ddraig is delighted to return to The Gate Arts Centre to present the timeless story of a fearless woman, whose passion for life and love is challenged when one man's adoration for her descends into a dangerous obsession. Set in the socially repressive streets of 1930s Seville, amidst bullfights and fiestas, this new production, sung in English, presents a gypsy woman's desire to remain free, whatever the cost...

February 19th, 21st and 22nd, 7pm (pre-performance talk: 6.15pm)

Tickets (£16/£8) are available from The Gate (tel. 029 2048 3344 or online)

There will also be a cover show on the evening of the 20th, open to the audience by invitation only. If you would like to attend, please write to us: operarddraig@gmail.com

FUNDRAISING APPEAL: In order to put on this fantastic show and keep up the work we are doing, we need to raise £2000 in additional funding. To this end we have started a crowdfunding campaign to help us meet the cost of putting on Carmen. By donating you would be helping all our young cast, orchestra, technical and creative crews gain invaluable experience in putting on a fully staged opera outside of a training institution. You can also receive various rewards depending on the size of your donation, which range from a thank you note from us, up to Opera'r Ddraig performing in your living room! It only takes 5 minutes to register and donate from as little as £5, and we can make this go a long way, so click here and pledge what you can. If we fail to meet the minimum target of £500 we get nothing (and you pay nothing, so there's no risk to you), so please help us make it! We can't do what we do without you...

We also have an ongoing Friends Scheme.

CAST

 Carmen Clare Ghigo
 Don José Ben Thapa
 Escamillo Tom Colwell
 Micaëla Kate Reynolds
 Zuniga Stefan Berkieta (except 21st Feb)
 Moralès Ryan Farrell
 Frasquita Katrina Nimmo
 Mercédès Rachel Dreese
 Dancaïre Roly Harrad (except 21st Feb)
 Remendado Andrew Henley

 

COVERS

 Carmen Jenny Bianco
 Don José Andrew Henley
 Escamillo Jan Capiński
 Micaëla Jana Holesworth
 Zuniga Ben Tomlin (21st Feb)
 Moralès Trystan Francis
 Frasquita Clare Treacey
 Mercédès Sarah Maxted
 Dancaïre Joseph Gorvett (21st Feb)
 Remendado James Bowers


Chorus: Beatrice Acland, Sophie Gregory, Jana Holesworth, Kimberley Jones, Leila Mather, Clare Treacey, Emily Wenman, Stella Bjoerkman, Jennifer Bianco, Anna Crisp, Flora Macdonald, Sarah Maxted, Nadège Roulliere, Robert Aylward-Lopez, James Bowers, Trystan Francis, Andrew Henley,  Fraser Bonar, Joseph Gorvett, Joe Ingram, Benjamin Tomlin, Connor Vickery
Children: Isobel Adams, Cassiel Egerstrom, Sophie Egerstrom, Caitlin Hockley, Henry Morris, Alex Rawnsley, Nate Rawnsley, Flora Tassinari, Libero Tassinari, Oscar Williams
Repetiteurs: Seho Lee, Sandie Middleton
Audition pianists: Seho Lee, Benjamin Pinnow, Conal Bembridge-Sayers

 

ORCHESTRA:

Violin 1 Elizabeth French (leader)
Morven Graham
Alex Casson
Violin 2 Johnny Hoyle
Helena Hafsteindottir
Annie Pullar
Paul Walster
Viola Heather Hawken
Daire Roberts
Cello Angharad Morgan
Sophie Nash
Bass Joshua Goodey
Flute Chris Green
Oboe Eric Wolfe-Gordon
Clarinet Will White
Bassoon Stanley Kaye Smith
Horn Stuart Penney
Trumpet 1 Adam Denman
Trumpet 2 Erin McSporran
Trombone Lloyd Pearce
Harp / Percussion Megan Morris
Timpani / Percussion Shaun Rigby
Percussion Lauren Rosborough

 

COMPANY

Company Manager: Jennifer Adams
Musical Director: Jack Lovell
Stage Director: Hannah Noone
Assistant Stage Director: Rhona Colwell
Assistant MD: David Young
Set & costume design: Lilly Hill
Production Manager: Neil Campbell
Stage Management: Ben Stimpson, Rich Andrew
Marketing and Outreach: Paul Rothwell
Student Placements: Maebh Lehane, Kelly Barr

 

Fringe '13

Così fan tutte

by Mozart, performed in English

ODCosi2013Directed by Imogen Tedbury

Conducted by Calum Fraser

Translating an opera into a modern english pared-down performance of an hour and a half is not an easy thing to do. Yet in ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’ Opera’r Ddraig has proved up to the task, and has created a funny, accomplished, and enjoyable performance. 

Margaret Sessa-Hawkins, BroadwayBaby.com

Can love triumph? Or will all end unhappily in this controversial battle of the sexes? All’s fair in love and war in this tale of sex and sexism, misogyny and moustaches…

When aging chauvinist Don Alfonso wagers young gallants Ferrando and Guglielmo that their girlfriends would cheat given the chance, they think they’ve got this bet in the bag: Dorabella and Fiordiligi are angels, incapable of such deception… But after a tearful farewell, the boys return in elaborate and exotic disguise – and it becomes clear that the girls’ hearts are not as transparent as once they thought… Aided by the girls’ not-so-confidential confidante Despina, Alfonso sets out to prove that ‘Così fan tutte’: all women are the same.

 

Opera’r Ddraig is proud to present Mozart’s much-loved rom com, modernised and stripped bare in a new translation written for the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

 

CAST

 Fiordiligi Alexandra Cowell
 Dorabella Melanie Long
 Ferrando Ben Thapa
 Guglielmo Robert Garland
 Despina Francesca Aquilina
 Don Alfonso Tom Colwell

 

 Repetiteur/accompanist  Seho Lee

 

 

BIOGRAPHIES

Imogen Tedbury – Director

Imogen graduated from Clare College, Cambridge with a 1st in English in 2011. Past productions include Haydn’s La Canterina, Vaughan Williams’ Riders to the Sea, The Marriage of Figaro, The Pirates of Penzance at the Minack Theatre, a new opera premiere at Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, and Orpheus in the Underworld with Opera'r Ddraig. As Assistant Director for British Youth Opera, she directed the cover show of Judith Weir's A Night at the Chinese Opera. She is excited to return to the Fringe, where she previously directed Shadwell Opera's productions of Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Magic Flute (5* Herald, Scotsman, FT; RBS Herald Angel Award Winner 2009).

Calum Fraser – Musical Director

Calum is a conductor who specialises in opera and choral music. He studied at The University of Manchester and with Simon Halsey, Adrian Partington and Sarah Tenant-Flowers at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He founded The Martin Harris Singers in 2007 and Caledonian Voices in 2010. Calum previously directed Ad Solem and is currently the Musical Director of The Cheshire Consort and the Assistant Musical Director of St George’s Singers. He has appeared in masterclasses with Richard Bonynge, Robert Dean, Karen Grylls and Eric Whitacre and is currently completing his second season as Musical Director with Opera’r Ddraig.

Seho Lee – Piano

Seho studied piano at the Chugye University for the Arts and opera coaching at the Korea National University of Arts in Seoul. In 2007, he joined the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Keyboard and Collaborative Piano department to study for his Masters in Piano accompaniment (with Distinction) and then completed the repetiteur Postgraduate Diploma in 2010. He has participated in masterclasses with Malcolm Martineau, Julius Drake, Roger Vignoles, Anna Larsson, Roy Howat, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Dame Felicity Palmer, Mark Silvermann, Thomas Mastroianni, Konstantin Bogino, Jania Aubakirova, John Fisher, Audrey Hyland and Håkan Hagegård. Seho is currently a Masters student and Junior Fellow Pianist at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. 

Alexandra Cowell – Fiordiligi

Alexandra began her musical training as a flautist at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and received her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. She began singing professionally in 2008 with Opera San Jose, singing Mother/Sandman/Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel), Bianca (La Rondine), and Poussette (Manon). Alexandra made her UK concert debut in 2013 with the Chepstow Choral Society. A grateful recipient of a Leverhulme Scholarship, Alexandra is in her first year of the MA in Opera Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she recently performed the role of Female Chorus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia.

Melanie Long – Dorabella

American mezzo-soprano Melanie Long comes to the UK from New York City, where she recently gained rave reviews as part of the New York International Fringe Festival. She made her UK debut in 2012 as Mercédès in Carmen with Impact Opera, and spent the 2012-13 season with English National Opera as an Opera Works artist.  She holds a Masters degree in classical voice from the Manhattan School of Music and has enjoyed a steady regional operatic career in the states where she is known for her versatility and comedic prowess. For highlights and more information, visit www.melanie-long.com.

Ben Thapa – Ferrando

Ben studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal College of Music and currently is supported by the Wagner Society of Great Britain. In addition to his most recent sponsorship from the Wagner Society, Ben has been supported by a number of major bursars, including the Musicians Benevolent Fund and the Levenshulme Trust. Recent performances include Vanya Kudrjash in Scottish Opera's touring production of Kátya Kabanová, Mat of the Mint (The Beggar's Opera) for the Royal Opera at the Linbury Theatre, First Prisoner & Florestan (cover, Fidelio) and Armed Man & Tamino (cover) for Garsington Opera, Siegmund (cover, Die Walküre) for the Wagner Society with David Syrus and Max (cover, Der Freischütz) for the Opéra Comique, Paris, Michael (Manga Sister), a new opera by Harry Blake, directed by Martin Constantine and Corebo La Didone at the GSMD and most recently Dick Johnson (La fanciulla del West) for OperaUpClose.

Robert Garland – Guglielmo

Robert is a Northamptonshire born baritone who studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. During his time in Cardiff he worked with Opera’r Ddraig in two successive seasons singing both the title roles of Figaro and Aeneas. He also sang with Classical Brit award winning choir Only Men Aloud! with whom he featured in UK wide tours and notably the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. Having since moved to London, he is studying with Robert Dean and has most recently undertaken chorus in both Northern Ireland Opera’s The Flying Dutchman and Nevill Holt’s The Magic Flute with whom he understudied Papageno.

Francesca Aquilina – Despina

Francesca received a Bachelor of Music (hons.) first class degree from Edinburgh Napier University where she was awarded the ‘Harold Grey’ prize for excellence in her main study. In 2007, Francesca came first in the operatic arias and ensembles category in the Edinburgh Festival Competition. She sang the role of ‘Gretel’ in Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel and played the part of ‘Bastienna’ in Mozart’s Bastien and Bastienna as well as that of ‘Inez’ in Verdi’s Il Trovatore, in the BOV Opera Festival at the Manoel Theatre in Malta. Mostly recently she sang the role of Eurydice in Opera’r Ddraig’s production of Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld. Francesca is on the Opera Performance Masters at RWCMD where she is studying with Suzanne Murphy. She is funded by the Malta Arts Fund and RWCMD.

Tom Colwell – Don Alfonso

Tom began singing as a chorister at St. Paul’s Cathedral; he then trained with Ann Lampard, head of voice at the Junior RAM, before moving on to study with Robert Alderson at the RNCM.  He has performed bass and baritone parts in Fauré’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Stainer’s Crucifixion and Bach’s Passion oratorios. Operatic roles include Junius (The Rape of Lucretia), Edinburgh Fringe; Smirnov (The Bear), Absolute Opera; Curio (Julio Cesare), RNCM; Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), Island Opera; Pooh Bah, Don Alambra and The Mikado (The Mikado); Lord Mountararat (Iolanthe), Inner Sound. Tom is currently living and teaching singing in Cardiff.

 

2013

Orpheus in the Underworld

by Jacques Offenbach, English translation by David Pountney and Snoo Wilson

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Directed by Imogen Tedbury

Conducted by Calum Fraser

 

The orchestra under Calum Fraser is excellent by any measure, and Fraser himself catches the style of music that often eludes Anglo-Saxon conductors.

Stephen Walsh, The Arts Desk

 

 This was a glorious ensemble piece that was populated with a rich pantheon of characters all delivered with relish by the cast.

Mike Smith, Musical Opinion

 

Could these musicians (with an average age of about 22) pull it off? The audience breathed a sigh of relief in the overture, as it became so abundantly clear the answer was yes.

Peter Wagstaff, Western Mail

 

CAST

12th & 14th February 2013 13th & 15th February 2013
William Helliwell Orpheus William Helliwell
Emma Nash Eurydice Francesca Aquilina
Catherine Jones Public Opinion Catherine Jones
James Savage-Hanford Pluto James Savage-Hanford
Matthew Clark Jupiter Matthew Clark
Rachel Dreese Juno Beth Moxon
Heulen Cynfal Cupid Clare Treacey
Kimberley Jones Diana Aoife O’Connell
Anna-Louise Costello Venus Sarah Maxted
Roland Harrad Mercury Paul Rothwell
Adam Jondelius Morpheus Adam Jondelius
Emyr Jones Mars Emyr Jones
Matthew Tilley John Styx Matthew Tilley
Andrew Henley Minos Andrew Henley
Joseph Gorvett Aecus Joseph Gorvett
Rhys Thomas Rhadamanthys Rhys Thomas
Elizabeth French Maquilla Elizabeth French

 

Chorus: Jennifer Adams, Conal Bembridge-Sayers, Timothy Chan, Rhona Colwell, Rebecca de Coverly Veale, Angharad Davies, Claire Eadington, Sarah Fisher, Alice Gunn, Jacquelyn Hill, Luca Hlaing, Flora MacDonald, Lucy Mellors, Amy Mitchell, Sian Newman, Reuben Nicholas, Natasha Page, Christina Pettingale, Emma Powell, Amelie Taylor

 

ORCHESTRA

Violin 1: Jonathan Hoyle (leader), Isabella Barton, George Taylor
Violin 2: Hannah Simons, Hollie Chapman, Daire Roberts
Viola: Heather Hawken, Beckii Williams
Cello: Ruth Hallows, Sophie Nash
Double Bass: Josh Goodey
Flute: Jemma Freestone, Kate Roberts
Oboe: Sam Baxter, Eric Wolfe-Gordon
Clarinet: Greg Hearle, William White
Bassoon: Gareth Humphreys, Matthew Petrie
Trumpet: Matthew Rainsford, Kate Hawkins
Horn: Tom Taffinder, Annita Skoutela
Trombone: Lloyd Pearce
Timpani: Shaun Rigby
Percussion: Paul Stoneman, Gregorio Gomez Sanchez

 

REPETITEURS

Repetiteurs: Seho Lee, William Shaw
Assistant Repetiteurs: Conal Bembridge-Sayers, Conor Fogle, Jack Lovell, Benjamin Pinnow

 

IN THE OFFICE

Artistic Director: Rhiannon Llewellyn
Marketing: Emily Griffiths, Vanessa Bowers
Company Managers: Sarah Chew, Jennifer Adams
Treasurer: Jan Capiński
Designer: Dilâra Medin
Production Manager: Louise Rouse
Stage Management: Imogen Firth (DSM), Stephanie Pickering (ASM)
Education and Outreach: Lucia Vernon

2012

Dido and Aenaes - Purcell

Acis and Galatea - Handel

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Directed by Dafydd Williams

Conducted by Calum Fraser

“Being my first experience of Opera’r Ddraig it was with a little trepidation that I encouraged two music-loving friends to come along to this production of Dido and Aeneas & Acis and Galatea… But such was the standard of the musicianship, any reservations were soon banished. Rather, I enjoyed this double bill more than some recent offerings from well-established companies.”
 Western Mail

CAST

Dido and Aeneas

14th & 16th February 15th & 17th February

Dawn Burns

Dido

Dawn Burns

Robert Garland

Aeneas

Robert Garland

Vanessa Bowers

Belinda

Rebecca Sands

Kimberley Jones

Second Woman

Kimberley Jones

Helen Bruce

Sorceress

Catherine Jones

Amy Fuller

First Witch

Amy Fuller

Frances Gregory

Second Witch

Frances Gregory

Jessica Robinson

Spirit

Jessica Robinson

Guy Withers

Sailor

Guy Withers

Acis and Galatea

14th, 16th February 15th, 17th February

Lawrence Olsworth-Peter

Acis

Lawrence Olsworth-Peter

Jennifer Clark

Galatea

Emily Griffiths

Aoife O’Connell

Damon

Phillippa Scammell

Rich Moore

Polyphemus

Rich Moore

 

Chorus: Jennifer Adams, Roland Harrad, Emyr Wyn Jones, Thomas Simm, Tom Smith, Catherine White

 

ORCHESTRA

1st Violin: Catherine Lawlor (Leader), Jonathan Hoyle, Isabella Barton
2nd Violin: Christine Danagher-Smith, David Grubb, Errin McGrath
Viola: Peter Brewster, Robert Tuson
Violoncello: Kirsten Miller, Rachel Williams
Double Bass: Joshua Goodey
Flute: Vicky Guise, Jemma Freestone
Oboe: Fiona Jones, Katharina Fritzsche
Harpsichord: Paul McKenzie
Lute: Jonathan Parkin

 

REPETITEURS

Repetiteur: Paul McKenzie
Assistant Repetiteurs: Gina Duncan, David Harrington, Phillip May, Benjamin Newton, Benjamin Pinnow, William Shaw

 

IN THE OFFICE

Artistic Director: Rhiannon Llewellyn
Development and Events: Emily Griffiths
Marketing: James Thomas
Company Manager: Sarah Chew
Treasurer: Jan Capiński
Outreach: Shoshana Pavett
Orchestra Manager: Jemma Freestone
Designer: Dilâra Medin
Production Manager: Daniel Trenchard
Deputy Stage Manager: Louise Rouse
Choreographer: Helen McKenzie

2011

The Marriage of Figaro

by Mozart, English translation by Jeremy Sams

Directed by Deborah Cohen

Conducted by Alasdair Cowie-Fraser

“This Figaro, directed by Deborah Cohen and with economical designs by Steve Denton, sparkled from start to finish, moved briskly and purposefully, and was on the whole very well – and in one or two cases brilliantly – sung.” artsdesk.com

 

 

 

 

CAST

1st & 3rd February 2011 4th & 5th February 2011
Rob Garland Figaro Rob Garland
Llio Evans Susanna Emily Griffiths
Shoshana Pavett Marcellina Dawn Burns
Jan Capiński Dr Bartolo Timothy Nelson
Annie Sheen Cherubino Sian Newman
Timothy Nelson Count Almaviva Jan Capiński
Eleias Roberts Basilio Eleias Roberts
Sian Winstanley Countess Almaviva Rhiannon Llewellyn
Richard Moore Antonio Jonathan Hyde
Eleias Roberts Don Curzio Eleias Roberts
Lucia Vernon Flower Girl 1 Marian Hull
Rebecca Sands Flower Girl 2 Kate Mills

 

Chorus: Rhys Cook, Christian Jenkins, Benjamin Vaughan, Alexander Thacker, Alice Burrows, Heulen Cynfal, Ellie Dee, Sarah Maxted,  Catherine Schofield, Amy Smith, Eleanor Stowe

 

ORCHESTRA

Violin 1: Rachael Elliot, Catherine Lawlor, Azita Mehdinejad, Rebecca Cartilidge
Violin 2: Elizabeth French, Clare Hurrell, Annastasia Radford, Jane May, Frank Handy
Viola: Benjamin Newton, Angharad Thomas, Hirofumi Kobayashi, Sam Ebrahim
Cello: Beatrice Newman, Angharad Maxwell, Helena Simpson
Double Bass: Joshua Goodey
Flute: Victoria Guise, Katie Axelsen
Oboe: Karla Powell, Bethan Keeble
Clarinet: Darius Gray, Lyndzi Beaton
Bassoon: Laura Pursey, Kate Humphries
Trumpet: Kate Hawkins, Jason Lewis
Horn: Jennifer Wright, Samantha Dunwoody
Timpani: Mark Halliday,Paul Stoneman

 

REPETITEURS

Jenna Ristila, Paul McKenzie, Benjamin Pinnow, Rhiannon Pritchard, David Doidge, Matthew Green, Caradog Williams, Nicola Rose

 

IN THE OFFICE

Producer: Annie Sheen
Assistant Producer: Alice Burrows
Chairwoman: Rhiannon Llewellyn
Education Outreach Coordinators: Annie Sheen & Alice Burrows
Outreach Team: Alice Burrows, Deborah Cohen, Alasdair Cowie-Fraser, Rhiannon Llewellyn, Tim Nelson, Rhiannon Pritchard, Annie Sheen, Amy Smith, Llio Evans and Sian Newman.
Welsh Officers: Llio Evans & Ffion Pritchard
Marketing: Martha Holeyman & Lyndzi Beaton
Programme Design: James Thomas
Coordinator of Orfeo: Catherine Showell
Orchestral Manager: David Hopkins
Administrators: Lyndzi Beaton, John Pritchard & Emily Griffiths
Technical Team:
Designer: Steve Denton
Production Manager: Kevin Smith
Deputy Stage Manager: Deborah Cohen
Lighting Designer: Elle Higgins
Set Builders: Will Goad
Costume Makers: Angharad Spencer
Choreographer: Helen McKenzie

 

2010

The Magic Flute

by Mozart, English translation by Stephen Fry

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Directed by Deborah Cohen

Conducted by Alasdair Cowie-Fraser

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAST

2nd February 2010 4th February 2010
Daniel Joy Tamino Daniel Joy
Rhiannon Llewllyn First Lady Emily Griffiths
Annie Sheen Second Lady Helen Appleton
Dawn Burns Third Lady Dawn Burns
Chris Hughes Papageno Jan Capiński
Mary-Jean O’Doherty The Queen of Night Mary-Jean O’Doherty
Gareth Treseder Monostatos Gareth Treseder
Anna Koukoullis Pamina Llio Evans
Ceirios Evans First Boy Lucia Vernon
Phillippa Scammell Second Boy Rebecca Sands
Sian Newman Third Boy Sian Newman
Robert Garland The Orator Robert Garland
Nicholas Boyd-Vaughan Sarastro Nicholas Boyd-Vaughan
Sam Lloyd-Willaims First Priest Sam Lloyd-Willaims
Robert Garland Second Priest Robert Garland
Holly-Anna Lloyd Papagena Marian Hull
Robert Garland/ Gareth Treseder Two Men in Armour Robert Garland/ Gareth Treseder

 

Chorus:  Jacinta Shrimpton, Benjamin Vaughan, Alexander Thacker

 

ORCHESTRA

Orchestral Leader: Sabine Stoffer
1st Violin: Jonathan Davies, Jonathan Hoyle, Anna Nowak, Sabine Stoffer*
2nd Violin: Rachael Elliot*, Elizabeth French, Clare Hurrell, Azita Mehdinejad
Viola: Jonathan Bayley, Peter Brewster, Esther Hayden, Felicitas Speer*
Cello: Angharad Maxwell, Beatrice Newman*
Bass: Joshua Goodey
Flute: Luke Russell, Catherine White
Oboe: Sam Baxter, Bethan Keeble
Clarinet: Darius Gray, Sophie Vilcins
Bassoon: Kate Humphries, Laura Pursey
Horn: Simon Lewis, Jennifer Wright
Trumpet: Jason Lewis, Colin Mcilhagga
Trombone: Jo Hirst, John Pritchard, David Mace
Timpani: Anthony Capel
Repetiteurs: Rhiannon Pritchard, Paul McKenzie, Nicky Rose, Llŷr Gareth Simon, Ben Pinnow,Catherine Winch, David Doidge

 

IN THE OFFICE

Producer: Rhiannon Llewellyn
Administrators: Llio Evans, John Pritchard, Alison Dodd, Emily Griffiths
Designer: Steve Denton
Lighting Designer: Jamie Spirito
Costume Assistant: Emma Jones
Scenic Artist: Cordelia Ashwell
Stage Management Team:
Stage Manager: Mattew Lambart
Deputy Stage Manager: Francesca Ponsonby
Assistant Stage Manager: Lisa Higgins
Lighting Programmer: Joseph Lass
Assistant Lighting Designer:   Dani Bish
Film Crew:
Producer: Kyle Allen
Editing: Kyle Allen, Mikaela Hood
Camera and Sound:   Kyle Allen, Jon Egan, Ashley Hancock,Mikaela Hood, Alice Williams