THE PANTALOONS THEATRE

‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ by Oscar Wilde

SUNDAY 16 June 2024, 7.30pm,
St. Nicholas Church, SWAFIELD

 “Wholly charming.”
(The Times on The Pantaloons)

Everybody loves Ernest. In fact, Cecily and Gwendolen are both engaged to Ernest. The only trouble is, he doesn’t exist. Or does he…? Best friends Jack and Algy have both created alter-egos to win the affections of their beloveds; but when will they stop being Ernest and start being, well, earnest? Wilde’s comic masterpiece gets The Pantaloons treatment in their anarchic take on the classic comedy of manners. This energetic and musical production from the critically-acclaimed company infuses Wilde’s witty words with snappy new songs and frantically funny physical theatre to give this perennially popular play a hilarious contemporary twist!

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The performance will take  place in  St. Nicholas Church, Swafield. With a licensed bar. 

The number of places is limited. Pre-booking only. Tickets: £15 – adult, £7 – children.

Tickets are available online, by phone 01692 402 624 or cash only at The Crown at Trunch (Front Street, Trunch, North Walsham NR28 0AH).

Proceeds will be donated to Trunch and Swafield Church restoration projects.


 

Young Artists – Public Favourites of the Southrepps Music Festival 2023

Lily Mo Browne (mezzo soprano)
Armand Rabot (baritone)
with Tom Primrose (piano)

Saturday 20 July 2024, 7.30pm,
St. Botolph’s Church, TRUNCH.

Tom Primrose is a British conductor, accompanist and coach.  As the Artistic co-Director of the Southrepps Music Festival, Tom is very well known and loved in Norfolk. He works principally in opera, and his freelance work takes him all over the world, including Opéra National de Paris, Opéra de Montecarlo, Det Kongelige Teater og Kapel in Copenhagen, and the Mariinsky in St Petersburg.
Tom is an award-winning piano accompanist, and has performed in many of the UK’s principal concert halls and festivals, on BBC television and radio, and has collaborated with leading singers and instrumentalists including Ben Johnson, Christina Gansch, Sophie Bevan, Ellie Laugharne, Jonathan McGovern, Mary Bevan, Susanna Hurrell, Ruby Hughes, Ema Nikolovska, Claire Barnett-Jones, Jose Maria del Monaco,  amongst many others. Recent conducting credits include Britten Les Illuminations and The Burning Fiery Furnace, Verdi Requiem, Mozart Sinfonia Concertante, Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms, Handel Messiah, Faure and Durufle Requiems.

At the Southrepps Music Festival 2023 Lily Mo Browne, a 23 year-old mezzo-soprano from East London, took part as a soloist in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle and performed at the Gala concert. Together with an award-winning young British baritone Armand Rabot they became absolute favourites of the festival audience.

Lily Mo Browne is currently in her first year on the Vocal and Opera Masters Programme at the Royal College of Music, Studying under Ben Johnson and Mikey Pandya, and she is a Robert Lancaster Scholar. Lily Mo Browne was a Southrepps Music Festival Young Artist in 2022 and a 2023 Emerging Artist at Nevill Holt Opera in Leicester.  Lily placed third in the Junior Ferrier competition in 2019, and was a recipient of the Pamela Hart award. With a passion for song and spoken text, Lily has performed in numerous song concerts, including the RCM’s SongPlus concerts with Audrey Hyland, selections of Brahms’ Liebeslieder Walzer and other songs at the Luton Music Club with Simon Lepper, and most recently Benjamin Britten’s Cabaret Songs with Ella O’Neill.

Her operatic roles include Second Witch (Dido and Aeneas-Hurn Court Opera) and Old Lady (Candide-Southgate Youth Opera). She has performed with the Royal College of Music International Opera Studio during both productions of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte as Zweite Dame and later, as cover Dreite Dame, chorus inOrpheus in the Underworld and most recently, La Regina in Respighi’s La bella dormente nel bosco.  Lily performed with the Grange Festival in a concert performance of David Matthews’ opera Anna.  She was the alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah at The Priory in Dorset.  Lily joined the South Bank Sinfonia in May 2024 as the alto soloist for Haydn’s Nelson Mass.

Armand Rabot is a young powerful Baritone from the Northwest of England studying with Ben Johnson. Recently Armand won the prestigious Grange Festival Prize and has also won the Junior Kathleen Ferrier Bursary award, the Charles Wood Junior Song Competition, the Junior Charles Wood Song Prize, the James Martin Oncken Song Prize, and was placed second in the inaugural Flat Pack Music Opera Competition. Armand was a Semi-Finalist in the London Mozart Competition.
Armand’s recent concert appearances include recitals at Liverpool Philharmonic and the Charles Wood Festival, Elijah with Birkenhead Choral Society, the Mozart Requiem at Liverpool Cathedral and Marple Choral Society, The Messiah with the Salford Choral Society, Birkenhead Choral Society and Shrewsbury Cathedral. Brahms Requiem and Puccini Messa Di Gloria with Formby Choral Society, The Creation with Keele Bach Choir, D’Astorga Stabat Mater with EMAE, Faure Requiem at Blackburn Cathedral, Mozart C minor Mass with the Amadeus Choir,
 and Bach Cantatas 62,158,32, The John Passion and the Matthew Passion with the Liverpool Bach Collective.

Final bows at Southrepps  Music Festivale gala in August 2023. Public favorites Lily and Arman are in the middle.

The concert will take  place in  St. Botolph’s Church in Trunch. With a licensed bar. 

The number of places is limited. Pre-booking only. Tickets: £15 – adult, £7 – children.

Tickets are available online, by phone 01692 402 624 or cash only at The Crown at Trunch (Front Street, Trunch, North Walsham NR28 0AH).

Proceeds will be donated to Trunch and Swafield Church restoration projects.