Today I get to introduce you to the wonderful producer, Choreographer & assistant director. These people have put in so much work to ensure the show is as amazing as it is so please come along and see us!
Ellie Newman – Producer
A rare example of a physics student who likes singing and performing; Ellie joined the society in her first year of university when she decided to audition for their production of The Gondoliers in 2016 and was cast in the role of Giulia. Since then she has been cast in a variety of operettas by Gilbert and Sullivan, including the role of the Counsel in Trial by Jury and the Fairy Queen in Iolanthe. She has also taken on the role of Music Director for a number of shows both within and outside the society. She is currently the Secretary on the committee, and spends most of her time excitedly making spreadsheets for everything under the sun (and doing the occasional bit of work for her degree). This is the first show she has produced, and she feels incredibly honoured to have had the opportunity to work with such a talented cast.
Jenny Brown – Choreographer
Jennifer is a recent graduate of the University of York and apparently does want to go into the real world just yet, so is back to choreograph The Pirates of Penzance. Having experienced the wonders of G&S with her local amateur dramatics society with a production of The Mikado, Jennifer was eager to join the G&S society at York. Her first production was Trial by Jury, and then had the honour of choreographing last year’s Spring show, The Mikado. Jennifer looks forward to her choreography coming to life onstage by the wonderfully, talented cast, and hopes you enjoy the show.
Jess Netherway – Assistant Director
Jess is a second year Film and TV Production student. This is her first production with York’s G&S society, although she has been in three G&S shows in her hometown, including HMS Pinafore last summer. Having been performing regularly since childhood, Jess has been involved in four pantomimes and three DramaSoc shows since coming to York, starting with ‘Tons of Money’, directed by Jacob Seldon. This is her first time having any involvement in directing, and is excited to share the experience with newfound friends in a fantastically talented society.