I have the pleasure of now introducing you to our sopranos and altos. We have a wonderful group, and I hope that you will come and see them on stage.
Andreane Rellou – Mabel
Andreane is a third-year Music student and first study singer. This is her first foray into the exciting world of Gilbert and Sullivan, and she’s very excited to be playing Mabel! She has been involved in several theatrical productions on campus, including Fiddler on the Roof, The Addams Family, The Bacchae, and more, and in 2018 she made her co-writing and directorial debut with ‘NiceTM’. Andreane is very happy (and also terrified) to be singing top E flats and flamboyant coloratura soprano singing.
Sophie Collerton – Ruth
Sophie is currently studying for a Masters degree in Music, specialising in Performance Practice. No stranger to the topsy-turvy world of Gilbert & Sullivan, she was nominated for ‘Best Character Actress’ at the International G&S Festival for her performance as Pish-Tush in the society’s production of The Mikado (2018). Other previous roles include Buttercup (HMS Pinafore), Aline (The Sorcerer), Leila (Iolanthe), Peep-Bo (The Mikado). As a mezzo-soprano, she performs both at the University and in the wider Yorkshire area, and is a member of Yorkshire Bach Choir. She is delighted to be playing her dream role of Ruth, and hopes you enjoy the show.
Robyn Jones – Edith
Robyn is a first-year Psychology student who has been passionate about performing, in particular singing from a very young age. She has been a member of multiple chapel choirs and had the opportunity to sing in Westminster Abby, St Paul’s Cathedral and Chester Cathedral. She has attended two Eton Choral Courses at the University of Oxford and Cambridge and achieved her Grade 8 in singing in 2017. Recently, she relished in the lead role of ‘Sarah Brown’ in ‘Guys & Dolls’ and has also participated in other productions such as ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘Be My Baby’ and ‘A Christmas Carol’. Robyn is incredibly excited to perform as sassy Edith in this G&S production!
Olivia Irving-Wilson – Kate
Olivia is a second-year Mathematics student with delusions of theatrical grandeur. She’s always been keen to foist herself on any production that will have her, particularly if they also let her sing, so she’s thrilled to be playing Kate. Previous productions she’s weaselled her way to include “L’Enfant et les Sortilèges” and “The Mikado”.
Bryn (Lucy) Tee – Isobel
Lucy has been involved in performing arts from the age of eight, having developed a keen interest in Gilbert and Sullivan in that time, and achieved many merits as a trained singer. As a returning member of the society, she is excited to once again join this society on stage. Whilst performing is a big part of her life, she is also studying Biology and pursuing a teaching career.
Emily Rose Maddison
Emily is a first-year Environment, Economics and Ecology student who just moved back to the UK from Germany. She has always been involved in the world of music and has performed in venues in Leipzig, Cologne and others across Germany. Emily has been trained in classic, folk and musical theatre style of singing. She very much looks forward to performing her first ever musical theatre production as a member of the G&S society’s chorus.
Charlotte is studying an MA in Music under the Composition Pathway. She first joined G&S last year for the production ‘The Mikado’ and performed in The Rogues Gallery Summer Show. Outside of G&S Charlotte is a songwriter under the label Lucky Boy Records and has had her tracks ‘Bombshell’ and ‘Stratosphere’ played several times on BBC Introducing. She is currently working towards releasing her debut album later this year. When Charlotte is not composing or rehearsing with G & S, she bakes vegan cakes which have been enjoyed by the society.
Samantha Locker Lampson
Samantha is currently in her first year studying Music. This will be Samantha’s first show with the G&S Society and is delighted to be performing in their production of Pirates of Penzance. Prior to her music studies in York, Samantha played Cosette in Les Miserables at The Chequer Mead, East Grinstead and the lead Rapunzel in Crawley Operatic’s pantomime at The Hawth in Sussex. She keeps herself busy with various choirs and also runs a Jazz group at the university. She looks forward to seeing you all at the theatre this term!
Adela is a first year biology student who has always loved theatre. she is very excited to be involved with the Gilbert and Sullivan society and is looking forward to perform in Pirates, her first show with the society.
Amina Victoria Lien
Amina is a third year music student as well as the chair of the society. Her current focus in music is to see how musical the humpback whale is. As the foreigner she is, she had no idea what Gilbert and Sullivan was until 2 years ago in which she performed in the Gondoliers followed by the Mikado. She is thrilled to perform again.