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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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HMS Pinafore – The Lowry, Salford

Libretto: W.S. Gilbert Music: Arthur Sullivan Director: Sasha Regan Choreographer: Lizzi Gee Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan are known for being witty, with gorgeous tunes, social satire and tongue-twisting lyrics. No one would ever say that they were authentic. Really, therefore, the concept of an all-maleproduction of HMS Pinafore should not be controversial and that ...

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HMS Pinafore – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer: W S Gilbert Composer: Arthur Sullivan Director:Sasha Regan Reviewer: Claire Hayes Sasha Regan’s all-male take on Gilbert &Sullivan’s Victorian classic H.M.S. Pinafore was originally staged at Southwark’s Union Theatre over two years ago, but feels just as pin-sharp in this 2016 tour as when it first set sail. Based below decks in a Second World War battleship, sailors lounge ...

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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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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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Whistle Down the Wind – The Union Theatre, London

Book: Mary Hayley Bell Composer and Lyricist: Richard Taylor Adaptor: Russell Labey Director: Sasha Regan Reviewer: Scott Stait As Christmas nears, the children of a small Lancashire village in the late 1950s discover a man they believe to be Jesus Christ living in a barn, and endeavor to keep it a secret until the time is right. A show that ...

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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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