Tickets are now on sale for the 24th annual Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, which takes place in Harrogate and London.
Between 1871 and 1896, Gilbert and Sullivan collaborated on 14 comic operas in a partnership so successful they continue to be performed with regularity throughout the world today.
Their works have shaped the development of musical theatre, as well as appearing in and influencing literature, television and film – and even political and daily discourse. If you’ve ever hummed ‘Three Little Maids’ or uttered the phrase “Let the punishment fit the crime”, Gilbert and Sullivan have found their way to you.
If you want to experience their glorious works for yourself, then the best place to do so is at the annual International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival held in the exquisite Royal Hall in Harrogate, and the legendary Savoy Theatre in London.
At this year’s festival in Harrogate, the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company will present new productions of HMS Pinafore, The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance and Princess Ida.
The Festival will also include a fully-staged performance of Engaged as well as new productions of The Mikado and Trial by Jury by the Charles Court Opera.
Meanwhile, the programme in London will include performances of The Geisha and The Gondoliers.
To read the full article on the indomitable double act that is Gilbert and Sullivan, see the May/June 2017 (July 2017 in the US and Canada) issue of BRITAIN
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