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The Mikado – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Libretto: W.S. Gilbert Music: Arthur Sullivan Artistic Director: Alan Borthwick Musical Director: David Lyle Reviewer: Edie Ranvier When you think about it, it’s funny that The Mikado has lasted like it has. Why should droves of punters still turn out to watch musical satire that was topical in the late nineteenth century? And given that they do, why should the ...

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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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Patience – Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Company Members on stage in front of a woodland backdrop

Writers and composers : Gilbert and Sullivan Director: Liam Steel Reviewer: Marina Spark Exeter Northcott Theatre is home to English Touring Opera’s first production of a Gilbert and Sullivan Opera this week and Exeter is in for a treat. The ever popular and timeless satire of light opera’s most famous duo shrines brightly in this production, which is one of ...

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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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H.M.S. Pinafore – Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Music: Arthur Sullivan Lyrics: W. S. Gilbert Director: Connor Jones Reviewer: Lucy Corley At first glance, the plot of H.M.S. Pinafore is reminiscent of Pirates of the Caribbean – lowly sailor falls in love with upper-middle class beauty who is promised to a nobleman; he attempts to win her heart and comic chaos ensues. But unlike Pirates, the Gilbert and ...

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NEWS: Gilbert and Sullivan’s Princess Ida returns to Edinburgh

The Gilbert &Sullivan Society of Edinburgh will be presenting Princess Ida by W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan in the King’s Theatre Edinburgh from Tuesday 1 to Saturday 5 April 2014. It tells the story of Princess Ida who is betrothed to Prince Hilarion in infancy. Twenty years later when the prince comes to claim her, he finds that the ...

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NEWS: Ipswich & Salford Auditions for The Gondoliers

Are you aged between 18 -30? Are you an aspiring musical theatre performer? Do you live in either the Ipswich or Salford areas? Opera della Luna are seeking a young adult ensemble to work with them on their new production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers. Playing at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich and The Lowry in Salford, each ...

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The Pirates of Penzance, Opera House, Manchester

Music: Arthur Sullivan Lyrics: William Gilbert Director: Martin Lloyd-Evans Conductor: Derek Clark Reviewer: Louise Hulley [Rating:4] The Pirates of Penzance, one of Gilbert and Sullivans best loved operas made its debut in New York on the 31st December 1879. The Scottish Opera and D’oyly carte production of the show ticks all the boxes. This show has been entertaining generations for ...

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