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The Mikado – The Lowry, Salford

Three Men Laughing

Music: Arthur Sullivan Lyrics: W S Gilbert Director: Sasha Regan   Reviewer: Jo Beggs From the moment the piano strikes up for the brief overture and the curtain opens to reveal three white canvas tents, it’s clear that this is not your traditional Mikado. Creating a whole new setting for this popular, but rather dated Gilbert and Sullivan operetta not ...

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The Mikado – Exeter Northcott Theatre

Three Men Laughing

Writers and composers : Gilbert and Sullivan Director: Sasha Regan Reviewer: Marina Spark All male casts are often used to bring a fresh approach to classics and generally find success at least owing in part to the novelty of a drag act. Sasha Regan's all-male The Mikado or The Town Of Titipu exceeds these normal successes and delivers Gilbert and ...

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The Pirates of Penzance – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: W.S. Gilbert &Arthur Sullivan Musical Director: David Griffiths Director: Sasha Regan Reviewer: Beth Steer Written in 1879, and one in a series of iconic productions by famous duo Gilbert and Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance has been adapted and re-imagined across page, stage and screen for years. Accordingly, expectations for performances of the show are always high. And, directed ...

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HMS Pinafore – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Libretto: WS Gilbert Music: Arthur Sullivan Director: Sasha Regan Reviewer: James Garrington Think of Gilbert and Sullivan and the first thoughts for many are of draughty village halls and amateur theatre groups, for this is how their work is most often seen these days. As time has moved on, so have theatrical tastes and now, even for amateur theatre audiences, ...

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HMS Pinafore – Hackney Empire, London

Writers: W.S. Gilbert &A.S Sullivan Director: Sasha Regan Reviewer: Thom Finch Deep in the hull of a World War 2 battleship the crew are telling a story. Using just a few bunk beds, a piece of rope and some makeshift costumes the group transform their humdrum dorm into a world of romance, patriotism and high jinx. Set aboard the eponymous ...

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