By W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
First performed at The King's Head Theatre, June 2014
Charles Court Opera's fresh and witty production of Gilbert & Sullivan's hilarious satire on artistic movements and meaningless fads., brimming with cheeky humour, memorable songs and delicious characters.
Directed by John Savournin and designed by Simon Bejer (winner of Best Opera Production at the Off-West-End Theatre Awards 2014), set this brand new production in a village pub taken over by Gothic trends, bringing Gilbert's plot bang up to date and accessible to a modern audience.
what they thought...
This is grown-up, witty, divinely frivolous entertainment at its very, very best."
"Patience has never been funnier"
"Gilbert & Sullivan done well is rare enough"
"...total genius... Hilarity with class - the hallmark of a Charles Court opera."
HACKNEY / ISLINGTON GAZETTE
Director: John Savournin
Musical Director: David Eaton
Designer: Simon Bejer
Lighting Designer: Nicholas Holdridge
Colonel Giles Davis / Sebastien Valentine
Major Michael Kelly
Duke David Menezes
Bunthorne David Phipps-Davis
Grosvenor Henry Manning / Richard Immergluck
Lady Angela Helen Evora
Lady Saphir Andrea Tweedale
Lady Jane Amy J Payne
Patience Joanna Marie Skillett