Friday, 31 July 2015

Local Group Spotlight: The Hornby Occasionals

A scene from HMS Pinafore, performed by the Hornby Occasionals

The Hornby Occasionals are a 32-year old operatic society which performs a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta each year in the Spring at Hornby Institute, Hornby, Lancaster, where they also meet and rehearse. Their next show will be Iolanthe, which will be performed in mid-March, just before Easter.

Their  2014 production HMS Pinafore and Trial By Jury was awarded the winner of the Best G&S Production in the North West. More recently, their 2015 production of The Mikado played to a full house and received superb reviews.

The Hornby Occasionals perform with an orchestra which is very popular with our audiences and greatly enhances the sense of occasion and drama. They perform with attractive sets, lighting and fully costumed, to create a rich theatrical effect!

The Hornby Occasionals rehearse on Friday nights from mid-September and Saturday mornings nearer to the show dates. They welcome energetic new members who are interested in singing, acting, set building, prompting, props and front of house.

• Rehearsals for Iolanthe start on 18th September 2015. Find out more about the group by visiting their web site:

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