24th – 28th November 2020
1 hour 15 minutes with no interval
Tue 24 Nov 7.30pm
Wed 25 Nov 7.30pm
Thu 26 Nov 7.30pm
Fri 27 Nov 7.30pm
Sat 28 Nov 7.30pm
All aboard the G&S express for the very model of a modern major mash up.
“The masters of G&S in small spaces” are coming out of lockdown with this brand new, inventive production that is sure to put a huge smile on your face.
Get ready to be swept away from Penzance to Titipu, from Venice to the Tower of London, from Portsmouth to Fairyland, as Charles Court Opera takes on the ill advisable challenge of performing the complete works of Gilbert & Sullivan – in 75 minutes!
Charles Court Opera is one of the leading chamber opera and music theatre companies in the UK. One of the champions of the reinvigoration of Gilbert and Sullivan, they recently receiving the award for Best Opera Production at the Offies for H.M.S. Pinafore. This summer, they were scheduled to co-produce The PIrates of Penzance with Opera Holland Park.
Celebrated for their annual Boutique pantomimes, this stalwart company of London’s off-west-end has performed across the UK in venues ranging from pub theatres to concert halls, touring to Europe and the USA. They have created productions for the Iford Arts Festival, regularly visit the International G&S Festival, and they are an associate company of The King’s Head Theatre, London.
Devised by John Savournin and David Eaton, this brave but foolish endeavour is one not to be missed.
Press for previews productions from CCO
★★★★★ “An Irresistible staging” The Stage
★★★★ “Wickedly funny” The Guardian
★★★★ “Exquisite, ingenious” Evening Standard
★★★★ “Extremely well sung” Time Out Critics’ Choice
“A sparklingly fresh package of laughs, pathos, foolery and high-class music making” Opera Now