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Spring 2019: Hot Mikado

Dates: Tuesday 9th - Saturday 13th April 2019

Director: John Harries-Rees
Musical Director: Chris Evans
Choreographer: Dawn

Let Epsom Light Opera Company transport you to the 1950s for an up-tempo version of this timeless classic. With modern jazz arrangements of Arthur Sullivan's glorious music whilst retaining all of W. S. Gilbert's bitingly acerbic wit, this show has everything; beautiful ballads, stunning choreography and laugh out loud humour. Get ready to snap your fingers and tap your toes with the ‘Gentlemen Of Japan’, ‘Three Little Maids’ and our favourite wand'ring minstrel, Nanki Poo. If you like your jazz hot and your comedy cool, you will love this sizzling musical.

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Autumn 2019: Jesus Christ Superstar

Dates: Tuesday 15th - Saturday 19th October 2019

Director: Adrian Waller
Musical Director: Amy Bryce
Choreographer: Matthew Howes

Show Launch Date: TBC - Approx May 2019

Audition Date: TBC - Approx May/June 2019

Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of biblical Jesus in the final days leading up to his crucifixion. A rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, the musical has no spoken dialogue and is sometimes considered a modern rock-opera. Loosely based on the Gospels, Superstar focuses on the personal conflicts between Jesus, his disciples, the people of Israel, and the leadership of Rome. Special attention is played to the relationship between Judas Iscariot and Jesus, as well as Jesus’ relationship with Mary Magdalene. The musical is unique among biblical retellings in that it focuses on both Judas’ struggle making the decision to betray Jesus and Jesus’ human psychology, fear, and anger in understanding and accepting his role as both leader and martyr. The show is a product of its era, permeated with 1970’s rock, gospel, folk and funk themes, modern language and colloquialisms, and high-energy dance numbers.

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Spring 2020: Crazy For You

Dates: Tuesday 28th  April - Saturday 2nd May 2020

Director: TBC
Musical Director: TBC
Choreographer: TBC

Production team to be announced soon.

Show Launch Date: TBC - Approx November 2019

Audition Date: TBC - Approx Novembe 2019

Brimming full of Gershwin's glorious tunes and featuring top choreography, this ultimate feel-good musical is a treat not to miss. Mistaken identity, a town with no women and a troupe of follies dance girls mould together to produce a musical that really does have it all. Featuring a seemingly endless list of gorgeous standards; 'Slap That Bass', 'Someone To Watch Over Me', 'I Got Rhythm', 'Nice Work If You Can Get It’ and 'Shall We Dance' to name a few, this is a high-energy, high-kicking and gloriously glamorous show. Join Epsom Light Opera Company as they travel from New York to Deadrock and back again. You'd be crazy not to!


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