The lovely Lauren joined the society for Patience 2006 as a bright-eyed first year student, and finally left in 2013 a veteran of G&S.

Lauren performed in eight of the thirteen extant G&S operettas with our society: Lady Angela in Patience, Kate in The Pirates of Penzance, Dame Hannah in Ruddigore, Mrs Partlett in The Sorcerer 2010, Vittoria in The Gondoliers and Phoebe Meryl in The Yeomen of the Guard; whilst in our 48-hour shows she took part in Iolanthe and The Mikado.

Of course, Lauren also took part in all the summer shows during her time with the society, including playing General Cartwright in Guys and Dolls and or simply singing great songs including "Skid Row", "Turn back O Man" or "Old fashioned Love Story".

As Chair in 2007-08, Lauren ruled the society with a rod of iron (or should that be cardboard painted to look like iron?) Lauren tried to perpetuate the rumour that she was sweet, fluffy and harmless, but we know that those are actually the most dangerous type of people…as all find out who dare to lay an unlicensed hand on old Steven Trusty's daughter!

Lauren took on the challenge of co-directing twice with the society. The first time with society veteran Morven Hamilton to produce Mikado 09. Then, as a last Huzzah!, Lauren co-directed a Steampunk version of The Pirates of Penzance which was highly acclaimed, even by the Student Press! (Yes, it even had an airship).

Lauren has gone on to perform with the York Light Opera Company crossing paths with other ex Uni York G&Sers.

Member: 2005-2013

Committee Positions:

2006-07: Ordinary Member
2007-08: Chair
2010-11: Ordinary Member
2011-12: Webmaster
2012-13: Ordinary Member

Directorial Positions:

2009: AD, The Mikado
2013: AD, The Pirates of Penzance


2006: Lady Angela, Patience
2006: General Cartwright, Guys & Dolls
2006: Gianetta, 48hr Gondoliers
2007: Kate, The Pirates of Penzance
2007: Company, Kaleidoshow
2008: Dame Hannah, Ruddigore
2009: Company, You Can't Stop The Beat
2010: Mrs. Partlet, The Sorcerer
2010: Company, Be Our Guest
2010: Ruth, 48hr Pirates of Penzance
2011: Vittoria, The Gondoliers
2011: Chorus, Panorama: The Musical
2011: Chorus, 48hr Iolanthe
2012: Phoebe Meryll, The Yeomen of the Guard
2012: Peep-Bo, The Mikado


The Sorcerer (2010): Best Accent
The Pirates of Penzance (2013): Best Drunk

Other awards:
- Loveliest lady
- Best Dancer
- Best Actor
- Best bottom

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