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The Gondoliers – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Gilbert &Sullivan Director: Jeff Clarke Reviewer: Helen Jones Opera della Luna are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year and so have put together their most ambitious production to date with this version of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers. They have set up something called The Venetian Initiative, where they are performing the production with a different chorus at each ...

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The Gondoliers – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Lyrics: W S Gilbert Music: Arthur Sullivan Director: Jeff Clarke Reviewer: Michael Gray   The Venetian Initiative sees Opera della Luna, that iconoclastic, hugely entertaining pocket opera company, taking the Gilbert and Sullivan gospel into the community. In its most ambitious venture yet, with Arts Council funding, they are recruiting a team of young music-theatre performers for each venue, opening ...

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Don’t Wake Me: The Ballad of Nihal Armstrong – Cockpit Theatre, London

Writer: Rahila Gupta Director: Guy Slater Reviewer: Harry Stern [rating:4] Theatre does tragedy. Every day somewhere in the world a King Lear goes mad, Macbeth’s vaulting ambition propels him towards his downfall and countless other tragic figures speed to their inevitable decline. Done well it is genuinely affecting, life-changing even. But when it is the tragedy of a child that ...

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