Opera Anywhere’s touring productions have entertained audiences around the country in theatres, schools, village halls, cowsheds and even an air hangar. Some shows feature locally recruited chorus singers; others follow workshops with schoolchildren, who then join in the action. I have great fun as the MD and pianist, and along with flautist Nick Planas and percussionist Dave Hadland I enjoy the challenge of accompanying a production where anything might happen! The programme includes Gilbert & Sullivan operettas, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and several modern one-act operas, including Menotti’s The Telephone, Samuel Barber’s mini-opera A Hand of Bridge, William Walton’s The Bear, and Menotti’s The Old Maid And The Thief. For 2018 two new productions are being added to the repertoire: Puccini’s Suor Angelica; and another G&S production—Patience.