Ian Smith's "Stars on Sunday"
On Sunday 8th March 1998 a unique reunion was held at the Buxton Opera House.

John Reed, Tom Round, Philip Potter, Jean Hindmarsh, Pauline Wales and Anne Sessions performed their favorite G&S, with support from the Opera House audience (mainly members of the International G&S Society) acting as chorus.

Click here for a larger image In the morning a "Coffee and Conversation" with the stars was held in the Old Clubhouse Hotel. From the left are John Reed, Jean Hindmarsh and Philip Potter.

(Click on the images at the left to have a full size version displayed).

Click here for a larger image From the left, Pauline Wales, Tom Round and Anne Sessions.
Click here for larger imageStarting with a spirited "Six wandering minstrels we", the reunion/singalong/performance went from strength to strength.

(from the left: Anne Sessions, Thomas Round, Jean Hindmarsh, John Reed, Pauline Wales and Philip Potter)

Click here for larger imageBut all G&S must eventually draw to a close (with, of course, the Cachuca!)
Click here for a larger image Above the upstretched hands of the applauding audience are the smiles of the performers, making it clear that the audience were not the only ones having a great time - well done - (and please do it more often!!)
autograph.jpg - 9.2 KAnd of course Karen had a field day collecting autographs (this one from Philip Potter).

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