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Ruddigore – Royal Hall, Harrogate

Writer            W. S. Gilbert Composer     Arthur Sullivan Director        Cav. Vivian J. Coates Conductor    James Hendry Reviewer      Ron Simpson It’s always surprising that Ruddigore occupies a position of such modest popularity among Gilbert and Sullivan operas. Its faults are obvious – the disjointed narrative of Act 2, for instance, and the rather perfunctory ending – but ...

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Iolanthe – Royal Hall, Harrogate

Writer           W.S. Gilbert Composer     Arthur Sullivan Director        Cav. Vivian Coates Conductor    James Hendry Reviewer      Ron Simpson The International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival is a remarkable event. Now housed in Harrogate after some 20 years in Buxton, this year it celebrated its Silver Jubilee. The festival runs to three or four performances a day for 20 days, ...

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The Mikado – New Theatre, Cardiff

Libretto: W.S.Gilbert Composer: Arthur Sullivan Director: John Savournin Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Cherry blossom, twirling parasols, catchy songs and ridiculous not-to-be-taken-seriously scenarios are what we expect from a Gilbert and Sullivan opera. Deliciously over the top, with well-known tunes that have stood the test of time, The Mikado is one of the most popular. Who can resist Three Little Maids from ...

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