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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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The Mikado – Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Director: Jeff Clarke Revival Director: Jenny Arnold Musical Director: Ben Holder Reviewer: Michael Gray The Mikado was always a fashion statement. All things Japanese were the rage in 1880s London, and Liberty's, no less, dressed the original production at the Savoy. So it is absolutely appropriate that Gilbert's tale of the cheap tailor turned executioner should start in a sweat-shop, ...

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The Mikado – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Arthur Sullivan Libretto: W C Gilbert Original Director: Jeff Clarke Revival Director: Jenny Arnold Reviewer: Helen Jones [rating: 5] Opera Della Luna have been producing innovative productions of musical theatre for nearly twenty years. Their present tour of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado keeps up their high standards of producing accessible enjoyable shows on a smaller scale than the ...

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