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The Pirates of Penzance – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writers: Gilbert and Sullivan Director: Cav.Vivian Coates Musical Director: Andrew Nicklin Reviewer: Lu Greer Gilbert and Sullivan's Operas, known for bringing fun and accessibility to a medium which is so often considered distant to many, have produced many an iconic show but perhaps none more so than The Pirates of Penzance. Thanks to his hard of hearing nursemaid, instead of ...

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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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HMS Pinafore In Concert – Buxton Opera House

HMS Pinafore in Concert

Writers: Gilbert and Sullivan Music Director/Conductor: Martin Handley Reviewer: Jim Gillespie   A 26-piece orchestra and a handful of soloists bring the songs from Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular comic opera to a town still smarting from the loss of the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, now decamped to Harrogate. The loss of one of the highlights of the Summer ...

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The Mikado – New Theatre, Cardiff

Libretto: W.S.Gilbert Composer: Arthur Sullivan Director: John Savournin Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Cherry blossom, twirling parasols, catchy songs and ridiculous not-to-be-taken-seriously scenarios are what we expect from a Gilbert and Sullivan opera. Deliciously over the top, with well-known tunes that have stood the test of time, The Mikado is one of the most popular. Who can resist Three Little Maids from ...

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HMS Pinafore – Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Librettist: W.S Gilbert Composer: Arthur Sullivan Director: John Savournin Reviewer: Jess Rowe As part of a trio of touring Gilbert and Sullivan classics from The National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, we set sail back to Portsmouth to embark on an evening of mayhem, humour and talent. HMS Pinafore carries the load of a love triangle between Josephine (Elinor Jane ...

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NEWS: Scottish Opera Announce a Vibrant New Season

Scottish Opera has announced details of its vibrant new season, showcasing seven powerful operas featuring drama, romance, fairy-tale and comedy. Welcoming back a host of talented cast and creatives from recent years alongside some exciting new faces, and spanning four centuries in four languages, the season features ten shows, two world premieres, six new productions and 111 performances in 46 ...

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The Pirates of Penzance – Richmond Theatre, London

Writers: W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Director: Sasha Regan Musical Director: David Griffiths Reviewer: James Bartholomeusz   Like the vampire, the motif of the pirate has been waxing and waning in popularity over the last two centuries. The fascination with marine debauchery originally grew out of Britain’s naval supremacy in the 18th Century, where the glamorous figure of the ...

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Welsh National Opera: CHORUS! – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Director: David Pountney Reviewer: Barbara Michaels A pot-pourri of operatic favourites, Chorus! not only showcases the world class talents of Welsh National Opera’s justly famed chorus, but those of the inimitable Lesley Garrett. All it lacks is Bryn Terfel but you can’t have everything, although to have him singing the title rôle in Wagner’s Flying Dutchman- the famous Spinning Chorus ...

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