Monday 9 August 1999

Daytime activities:

2.30 pm - "Sullivan's Early Years",
David Walton, Chairman,
Manchester Branch G&S Society

Evening activities:

7.30 pm - "Trial by Jury" - Pennine Players
& "HMS Pinafore"
- Brussels Light Opera Company

10.00 pm - Festival Club and Cabaret


Trial by Jury - The Pennine Players

The Learned Judge Nicholas Andrews
The Plaintiff Lynn Armitage
The Defendant David Heathcote
Counsel for the Plaintiff James Hutchinson
The Usher Bruce Merlin
Foreman of the Jury David Earnshaw
Chief Bridesmaid Lisa Temsamani

Director: Janet Cowley     Musical Director: Steven Mellor

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Hark, the hour of ten is sounding From bias free of every kind
(The Usher)
Is this the Court of the Exchequer?
(The Defendant)
I'll tell you how I came
to be a Judge
Comes the broken flower!
(The bridesmaids)
I am no unhappy maid!
(The Plaintiff)
With a sense of deep emotion I approach this painful case
(The Counsel)
Oh, joy unbounded

HMS Pinafore - Brussels Light Opera Company

Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B. Peter Barker-Jones
Captain Corcoran Ed Gibson
Ralph Rackstraw Andrew Pimm
Dick Deadeye Charly Lucas
Bill Bobstay (Boatswain's Mate) Paul Manterfield
Bob Becket (Carpenter's Mate) Peter Mountain
Jefke (a Belgian Waiter) Dennis Elslander
Josephine Marianne McAlhany Murray
Hebe Jane McBride
Little Buttercup Angela Lowe
Grace Celia Perry
Midshipmite Katherine Belessiotis

Stage Director: Linda Gibson-Beaumont     Music Director: David Miller

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We sail the ocean blue and our saucy ship's a beauty I'm called Little Buttercup
(Little Buttercup)
The Nightingale sighed for the moon's bright ray
(Ralph Rackstraw)
No, no, captains' daughters don't marry foremast hands
(Dick Deadeye)
Sorry her lot who loves
too well
Sailors sprightly always rightly welcome ladies so politely I am the monarch of the sea
(Sir Joseph Porter KCB)
And so do his sisters, and his cousins, and his Aunts
(Hebe with Sir Joseph)
A British tar is a soaring soul
(Boatswain, Ralph and Carpenter)
Fair moon, to thee I sing
(Captain Corcoran)
Never mind the why and wherefore The finale