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We own a narrowboat called Hendrika, named after the heroine of “The cow who fell in the canal”. She is based at the Thames and Kennet marina, near Sonning, and we try and get away on her as often as we can. So far we have had trips to the head of the Thames, Banbury on the Oxford canal, and the eastern end of the Kennet and Avon. Last year we took her to the lowest point on the non-tidal Thames at Teddington Lock, and this year headed upstream to Tadpole Bridge.
I am primarily a Gilbert and Sullivan singer, although I also enjoy playing folk rock on the guitar. I have been known to play a bit of heavy metal as well!!!!
Roles I have played are:-
Trial by Jury - The Learned Judge, Council for the prosecution.
HMS Pinafore - Sir Joseph Porter KCB
Pirates of Penzance - The Major General, Pirate King, Sergeant of Police, Samuel
The Sorcerer - The Notary, Dr Daly
Iolanthe - The Lord Chancellor
Yeomen of the Guard - 2nd Yeoman, Leonard Meryll, Wilfred Shadbolt.
Mikado - The Mikado, Koko
Patience - Colonel Calvery, Reginald Bunthorne
Princess Ida - King Gama, Florien
Ruddigore - Sir Despard Murgatroyd, Robin Oakapple
The Gondoliers - The Duke of Plaza Torro, Antonio
Utopia Ltd - Mr Blushington
Also in non-G&S shows
South Pacific - Lieutenant Cable
Oliver - Mr Bumble
Salad Days - Timothy
Die Fledermaus - Falke
Calamity Jane - Danny Gilmartin
Mean Old Man - Jacob Marley
I have a great variety of interests, some of which are detailed on this page.
I have a wide range of musical tastes, ranging from classical to heavy rock, and covering most things in between. Basically, if it is good, I like it. The only thing I really do not like is manufactured pop.
I own a Triumph Vitesse Convertable 2 litre Mk2. It has recently been re-sprayed by Lillywhites Garage in Emsworth.
I seem to have acquired quite a lot of stringed instruments over the years. The collection includes:-