G&S at West Green House
Every year an area of the gardens of the famous West Green House in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire are transformed into a theatre to stage some of the best professional operas, but there are also several other parts of the gardens and inside the enormous greenhouse too, where afternoon concerts are held.
On Easter Monday 2011 we were invited to give one of these prestigious concerts and because the event went down so well, we were invited back again last year on 20th May for the 2012 season and will be going there this year on 23rd June.
In 2011 we staged a fully costumed concert version of The Mikado, sung by the principals and last year we did the same thing with Patience. The weather was cool and so the concert was in the huge greenhouse, but this made for a very nice intimate feel and good acoustics. The audience all said how much they enjoyed the afternoon and the tickets had been sold out for 2 weeks!
Here are a few photographs from the day last year.
If you are in the Bournemouth area and want to see what’s going on at the moment, then a good site is ‘WhereCanWeGo’ and some of the current events from that source are shown below. If nothing is showing, the site is not transmitting!
The weather was so good in 2011 that we were outside for The Mikado. Click the photograph to see some more pictures showing us there last year.
|Main Show Page|
|Director 1997, 2002-2006 & 2010|
|Director 2008, 2009, 2011 & 2012|
|Past Productions List|
|Trial by Jury|
|Pirates of Penzance|
|Yeomen of the Guard|