It is such a satisfying feeling when what one set out to achieve actually happens. M is a planner, she ( rather like moi) likes order and a path to follow which leads to an end product, and before she went away to school we discussed where she wanted to be by the time she left school....and here we are, on course to complete that plan which was formulated more than two years ago ! Now that is organisation !
She is also playing the 'trouser role' in this years show, and will make a delightful and sweet Strephon, complete with a straw hat and knickerbocker trousers. She managed her first rehearsal this evening, and true to type, throws herself into the role and space with immediate gusto !
I will miss her when she moves on to university to study something extremely scientific, but I know she will always love singing, Gilbert and Sullivan and Flanders and Swann. She will be a wonderful audience member for the rest of her life, and that is equally as important as teaching the future members of the profession. Singers need audiences and the audience need a performer, neither being completely fulfilled without the other !
Well done M - I am so proud of your dedication, hard work and fine achievements !
A Picture history of young M !
A very young lovesick maiden - M is in the centre
A disgruntled Kate in Pirates, with the folded arms
A rich and spoilt New York school girl in The Mikado sitting on the left
A lovely Tessa in last year's Gondoliers
Now a place for the first male role photograph watch this space........