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The Mikado in concert in aid of the DEC

Update: closing this fundraiser now so it can go to the DEC: we raised an astonishing £1,304 (this GoFundMe plus our retiring collection). Tremendous thanks to everyone who took part, who helped, who attended, and who donated.

on Sunday 25 June 2023
St Giles Church in Ickenham, UB10 8BG

White Knight is bringing a group of first-class musicians together in a concert version of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera 'The Mikado', to raise funds for the Disasters Emergency Committee.

The concert is free, with a retiring collection in aid of the DEC.

How to get there
On the corner of Swakeleys Road and Ickenham High Road, the church is 5 mins walk from Ickenham tube station (Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines); 15 mins walk from West Ruislip station (Central line and Chiltern mainline); and near the A40, with free parking off Community Close (just across the way).

Cast (in order of appearance)
Pish Tush - Peter Coleman
Pooh Bah - Peter Allanson
Ko Ko - Leon Berger
Nanki Poo - Russell Painter
Yum Yum - Catrin Lewis
Peep Bo - Olivia Greenwell
Pitti Sing - Louisa Alice Rose
Katisha - Joanna Gamble
The Mikado - Bruce Graham

Pam Bailey, Cherish Bristow, Gina Carmello, Eileen Houston, Stephanie Laishley, Michele Monks, Janet Pearson, Melanie Riseam
Helen Dashwood, Jill Gillam, Dorothy Lawson, Harriet Marks, Faith McInnes, Lynda Nye, Vanessa Roberts, Theresia Van Sertima
Matthew Biggs, Mike Brown, Michael Cowley, Stuart Dashwood, Martin Fountain, Peter Hazzard, Douglas Milsom
Alan Bailey, Jeremy Day, Leslie Dearlove, Geoff Horwood, Richard Kessel, Bill Penketh, Mike Stevens, Alan Whitworth, Michael Worthy

Pianist: Tim Smith
Stage management: Roger Knight
Front of house: Shirley Wooten
Catering: Sara Fitzherbert, Rosa Pol, Jem Day, led by Gill Wise
Treasurer: Alison Kemish
Security consultant: Peter Biddick
Musical director: Zena Wigram

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) brings together 15 leading UK aid charities to raise money to help save lives and rebuild shattered communities in times of war and natural disaster.


  • Anonymous
    • £40 
    • 1 yr
  • Melanie Riseam
    • £25 
    • 1 yr
  • Rebecca Greenwell
    • £20 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • £20 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • £10 
    • 1 yr


Zena Wigram
Disasters Emergency Committee

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