Current production

The New London Opera Group presents
Hugh the Drover
by Ralph Vaughan Williams & Harold Child

A tale of love, suspicion and fisticuffs in the English countryside.

Largely composed in the final peaceful years before the First World War, Hugh the Drover uses the composer’s characteristic blending of traditional and invented folk songs into the score, which is brimful of melodic charm. The opera has a large number of principal parts as well as a number of small roles and cameos that will give opportunities for many soloists to take a role.

Auditions will take place on Sunday 23 October – documents and requirements are available on our website here: (Document updated 3 October)

We are awaiting confirmation of precise performance dates – currently scheduled for the second half of January 2023. More information will be available when the venue’s schedule is complete.

As always, no auditions are required to take part in our chorus – everyone is welcome. If you have any questions about how to participate, please email us at

Please note that the New London Opera Group is a not-for-profit amateur theatre company. A show fee is payable by all cast members to help cover production costs. Accommodation and travel costs are to be borne by participants.

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