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Sun, 03 Jul


Adastra Hall

Bruce & Caroline Graham In Concert

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Bruce & Caroline Graham In Concert
Bruce & Caroline Graham In Concert

Time & Location

03 Jul 2022, 14:45

Adastra Hall, Keymer, Hassocks BN6 8QH, UK

About the event

On Sunday, 3rd July we were treated to a wonderfully entertaining afternoon with Bruce and Caroline Graham, accompanied by William Godfree. There was something for everyone in the great mixture of songs, snippets of text and amusing anecdotes not to mention humorous quotes from the press!

It was very interesting to hear about Bruce and Caroline’s experiences as part of the D’Oyly Carte Company, where they met, and they covered a rich selection of songs from the pens of Gilbert and Sullivan as well as others. Of particular note was Bruce’s rendition of “The air is charged with amatory numbers” from The Sorcerer, a piece he reprieved to such good effect at theTogether Again concert featuring former D’Oyly Carte members, a highlight at this year’s Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in Harrogate.

The concert ended with some enthusiastic audience participation and we all went home with “When a felon’s not engaged” from The Pirates of Penzance as an ear worm. This concert will long be remembered as a most enjoyable and popular event.

Act 1

Sondheim: The Frogs:  A New Musical - Gods of the theatre, smile on us

Owen Hall: Florodora - Tell Me Pretty Maiden


The Gondoliers - When a merry maiden marries

The Sorcerer - The air is charged with amatory numbers

The Yeomen of the Guard - Tis done! I am a bride!

Anecodotes: What could possibly go wrong

The Bab Ballads: Ode to my Clothes

Princess Ida: This helmet, I suppose

Act 2

Barkley: The Floral Dance


The Bab Ballads:  A Bad Night of It

Iolanthe: The Nightmare Song

The Pirates of Penzance: When Frederic was a little lad

The Mikado: There is beauty in the bellow of the blast

The Mikado: Alone, and yet alive

Rodgers and Hart: The Garrick Gaieties - Mountain Greenery

Gershwin: Crazy Girl - But Not for Me

Cole Porter: Jubilee - Just One Of Those Things

Sondheim: Anyone Can Whistle - Anyone Can Whistle

Anecodotes: What the critics say

G&S: The Pirates of Penzance: When a Felon

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