Gilbert & Sullivan: Pirates of Penzance/Iolanthe - PLAYHOUSE Whitely Bay

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Gilbert & Sullivan: Pirates of Penzance/Iolanthe

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  • Date: Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd September 2018
  • Time: 7.30 pm

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The National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company is the UK’s leading professional opera company dedicated to performing the works of Gilbert & Sullivan. Established in 1994, it has performed each year to high acclaim and outstanding press reviews and is celebrating its 25th season in 2018.

The phenomenal success of the Company has been built on the solid foundation of working with Britain’s most experienced and talented artistes who have specialised in Gilbert & Sullivan and is backed by the equally impressive NGSOC orchestra who feature some of the country’s finest musical exponents of the genre.

Visually and musically exhilarating * * * * * (Daily Mail)

Sheer fun from start to finish * * * * (Daily Express)

Celebrating 25 wonderful years of Gilbert & Sullivan, the acclaimed National G&S Opera Company are delighted to making their debut in the Playhouse this year with two all-time favourite G & S productions.

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

accompanied by the National Festival Orchestra

Saturday 1st September 7.30pm

The Pirates of Penzance is one of the most enduringly popular of Gilbert and Sullivan’s great comic creations full of memorable melodies you will be humming all the way home.

With a band of swashbuckling pirates who are really peers of the realm, a completely dotty Major General, his beautiful daughters and a bumbling bunch of hopeless but hilarious policemen whose lot is definitely not a happy one, what could possibly go wrong? Be prepared for a delightfully entertaining and traditional production of this much-loved comic opera directed by Richard Gauntlett and conducted by Andrew Nicklin.

IOLANTHE

accompanied by the National Festival Orchestra

Sunday 2nd September 7.30pm

Iolanthe, the seventh of the Savoy Operas,  is a topsy-turvy love story about fairies and members of the House of Lords - a political fairy tale that only Gilbert & Sullivan could conceive and containing some of their most famous music including The March of the Peers and Private Willis’s When All night Long. Gilbert at his satirical best and not to be missed!!  Directed by Cav. Vivian Coates and conducted by James Hendry (ROH).

  • EVENT INFORMATION
  • Date: Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd September 2018
  • Time: 7.30 pm
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