Fiddler on the Roof (Spring 2016)

Set in 1905 Tsarist Russia, Fiddler on the Roof tells the tale of Tevye and his family. Tevye is a Jewish milkman very proud of his village and his cultural traditions, which he tries to uphold in an ever changing political and social landscape. Bringing record audiences to the Southampton Annex, LOpSoc's last spring show also received two 4-star reviews. Music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein.

"Lively and perfect comedic timing that will evoke a wide range of emotions and clearly shows off the talents of the whole cast." - Soton Tab review .

"Funny, witty, tender and bitter all at the same time! Featuring some really outstanding singing and emotional acting, the show will have you laughing and crying throughout." - The Edge review

Production Team

Directors: Emily Gray and Abigail Smith
Musical Directors: Amy Wardle and Barnaby Wilson
Choreographer: Beckie Ford
Producers: Jeremy Hunt, Thomas Joy and Alex Blelloch
Associate Producer: Venetia Matthews
Costumes: Rhona Graham

Tech crew: Stage Technician's Society (StageSoc)

Cast

Tevye: Joseph Hand
Golde: Ellie-Rose Fowler
Tzeitel: Sophie Brant
Hodel: Vikie Miller
Chava: Natasha Bennetts
Motel: Jeremy Hunt
Perchik: Ben Walker
Fyedka: Tom Hudson
Lazar Wolf: William Hiett
Yente: Abby Pardoe
Fruma-Sarah: Rhiannon Creffield
Grandma Tzeitel: Clementine Chirol
Constable: Patrick Haste
Avram: Jack Houghton
Mendel: Owen Perring
Rabbi: Richard Kille
Mordcha: Billy Boulton
Shprintze: Charlotte Bocking
Bielke: Venetia Matthews
Fiddler: Lucia Watts

Gondoliers (Summer 2016)

The Gondoliers is one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s better known operettas, and one of their last joint works. LOpSoc's self-aware, Monty Python-esque take on Gilbert’s brilliant libretto and Sullivan’s gorgeous music was well received in the Southampton Annex last June, and later presented to a sold-out audience at the International G&S Festival in Harrogate.

"...the show is set-fair for the Harrogate G&S Festival later this year!" (Daily Echo review)

Production Team

Directors: Joseph Hand & Owen Perring
Assistant Director: Vikie Miller
Musical Directors: George Smith & Renata Stella
Choreographer: Emily Gray
Producer: Jeremy Hunt
Wardrobe Manager: Amber Courage
Assistant Producer: Guillemette Rident

Tech crew: Stage Technician's Society (StageSoc)

Principal Cast

Marco: Barnaby Wilson
Giuseppe: Stephen Woolford
Gianetta: Mara Bucsinescu
Tessa: Sophie Brant
Duke Plaza-Toro: David Child
Duchess: Rhona Graham / Venetia Matthews
Casilda: Amy Wardle
Luiz: Ben Walker
Don Alhambra: Billy Boulton
Inez: Rhiannon Creffield
Fiametta: Amber Courage
Giulia: Katie Giles
Vittoria: Emma Joy
Antonio: Archie Combe
Francesco: Richard Kille
Giorgio: Philip Needle