Just like that, the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival is over for another year. 2014 saw the Festival move to its new location of Harrogate in North Yorkshire – and it’s safe to say the move was a fantastic success!
Harrogate as a town was absolutely beautiful – and packed with great places to wine and dine. The venues for performance – including The Royal Hall and Harrogate Theatre – were equally lovely, with acoustics well-managed and very welcoming atmospheres.
This year, I had the honour of winning Best Female Voice as Aline in Peak Opera’s production of The Sorcerer. I also shared the win of Best Duet with my co-star David Anstice-Pim, playing Alexis, and was nominated for Best Female Performer. The production received a stunning critique overall, with a total of 11 nominations – placing us as Second Runners Up in the main Festival competition!
SavoyNet’s production of Thespis also did incredibly well, placing as First Runners Up in the competition and receiving a host of awards, many for individual performances. Nicemis was a great fun role and I was thrilled to have been a part of the show!
Congratulations to all who took part in the Festival; it was an absolute pleasure to work with friends new and old – and to see the fantastic productions on offer. Here’s to next year!