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The Yeomen of the Guard – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Music: Arthur Sullivan Libretto:W.S. Gilbert Director: Alan Borthwick Musical Director: David Lyle Reviewer: Val Baskott [rating:3.5] Edinburgh’s Gilbert and Sullivan Society's (EDGAS) new production is a lively and sensitive performance ofTheYeomenof the Guard. The Savoy operas immediately conjure up jollity, mix and match, political satire and patter coupled with stirring music and they always have a happy ending. Almost always. ...

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The Mikado – Tabard Theatre, London

Music: Arthur Sullivan Words: William Schwenck Gilbert Director: Matthew Johnson Reviewer: Edie R [rating:3] Not-so-breaking news: “The Mikado” is still funny. Transported by the “Pulling Focus” company to a Japanese golf course, and performed by a tiny cast and an even smaller group of musicians, the comedy and hummable melodies of Gilbert &Sullivan’s most popular operetta ensure that this fairly ...

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Ruddigore – Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Music: Arthur Sullivan Words: William Schwenck Gilbert Director: Jo Davies Conductor: Timothy Henty Reviewer: Edie R [rating:4.5]   When Ruddygore, the tenth Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, opened in January 1887, its composer Arthur Sullivan recorded that “the audience showed dissatisfaction”; and the comic double-act embarked on a programme of revisions, cuts and plot re-workings to rectify their reception, even altering ...

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