…a tincture of song and laughter dispensed by three Cornish doctors
“The beautiful voice of Michele Sharkey combined with the hilarious antics of Sam Freegard, all held together by the perfect accompaniment of Anthony Seddon made it an evening to remember”…
“Entertainment at its very best’’… “I really don’t remember laughing so much before”
…“A concert worthy of the West End stage” “…the supremely talented members of Medical Maelstrom”
Michele Sharkey was born in Lanarkshire and began vocal training after completing her medical studies at the University of Glasgow. Her main interest is opera, and major roles range from the consumptive Mimi (La Bohème) to the dagger wielding Queen of the Night (Magic Flute) with Angelica (Suor Angelica), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Frasquita (Carmen), Olympia (Tales of Hoffman), Anna (Merry Widow), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel) and Adele (Die Fledermaus) in between. Her favourite gigs, however, are with Maelstrom.
Sam Freegard’s enjoyment of being silly on stage developed whilst studying medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. After moving to Cornwall in 1982, for many years he acted with the West Cornwall Theatre Group at the Minack theatre, including the title role in Macbeth, Leontes in The Winter’s Tale and Randle P McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Sam sincerely hopes that his appearance with Michele and Anthony does not spoil what might otherwise have been an evening of high class entertainment…..
Anthony Seddon was a boy chorister at King’s College Cambridge, then a music scholar at Clifton College Bristol and then a choral scholar at Magdalen College Oxford where he studied medicine. In the Swinging Sixties (!) he was a member of a close harmony pop group which made several records and TV appearances. He came to Cornwall in 1973 and for several years he sang in Truro Cathedral choir. He was musical director for Duchy Opera’s productions of Café Puccini and La Cenerentola and he has performed extensively as an accompanist.
DON’T MISS THIS CHANCE TO SEE THIS UNIQUE ACT THAT WILL LEAVE YOU WITH A SMILE ON YOUR FACE AND ACHING WITH LAUGHTER. THE ARTISTS ARE GIVING THEIR SERVICES FREE OF CHARGE TO MAKE THIS A VERY SPECIAL FUND-RAISING CONCERT FOR THE TOLMEN CENTRE. WE EXPECT A SELL-OUT SO BOOK WELL AHEAD. A GREAT START TO THE FESTIVE SEASON!