BLOG fundraising with The Mikado

The Mikado performed by Battle Light Opera Group
The Mikado performed by Battle Light Opera Group

Battle Light Opera Group (BLOG) is bringing Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Mikado’ back to Battle’s Memorial Halls this weekend with a sparkling production under the directorship of Sue Gladman and the baton of Andrew J Daniels.

Andrew, a well respected musician and performer in his own right, has been busy coaching and encouraging local amateur talent over recent weeks; and knowing that musical theatre is an expensive venture for amateur groups has worked tirelessly to keep within the societies musical budget without compromising the performance sound.

The group has been inspired by him and his work to use the show as a way to raise funds for Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy.

Chairman Lee Lyons said: “This is a condition that I know lies close to Andrew’s heart as he and his husband David are full time carers for a young man with Duchenne’s and I have nothing but admiration for the work they do having witnessed first hand the care, love and support they provide.”

‘The Mikado’ began last night and runs until Saturday November 14 with a matinee tomorrow afternoon. Tickets from £5-£12 and each sold means a contribution to Muscular Dystrophy UK. Tickets can be purchased from www.battlelightoperagroup.org.uk, calling 01424 211140 or in person at ‘Fancy Pants’ in Battle.