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In the West End, the closure will continue up to and including 28 June 2020 (announced on 5 May).


The show below is due to open after that date so (on current information) it is likely to go ahead as scheduled.



The Gondoliers

15 to 18 Jul 2020

Hackney Empire

In a flight of the satirical whimsy so typical of G&S, two happy-go-lucky gondoliers discover that one of them is, in fact, heir to the throne of a distant kingdom.
The Gondoliers at Hackney Empire

Image courtesy Hackney Empire

Show details

Synopsis


Sunny, funny and with more 'tra la la las' per square inch than any other opera in the canon, The Gondoliers is a joy from start to finish.


In a flight of the satirical whimsy so typical of G&S, two happy-go-lucky gondoliers discover that one of them is, in fact, heir to the throne of a distant kingdom.


True to their (adopted) Republican roots, they set off together to rule in idealistic, if somewhat chaotic, style…


Director Stuart Maunder, Artistic Director at State Opera South Australia, teams up with designer Dick Bird (The Mikado 2016) to stage a production that is fast, furious and full of fun.


Background, advisory warnings


Age suitability: 12+


The score sees Sullivan at the top of his game and is packed with favourites including the 'Regular Royal Queen' quartet.


The fabulous cast includes ENO Harewood  Artist William Morgan (The Magic Flute 2019), Ellie Laugharne (The Pirates of Penzance 2013), Ben McAteer (The Mikado 2016), Sioned Gwen Davies (Rigoletto 2018), and G&S favourite Richard Suart (The Mikado 2016).


Scottish Opera's Head of Music and G&S aficionado Derek Clark conducts.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
291 Mare Street
London E8 1EJ

Box office tel: 020 8985 2424

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 15 July 2020

Closes:Saturday 18 July 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Thursday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Intervals:1

Running time: 2 hrs 40 mins (approx)

Tickets


Standard:
£10 to £44

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Cast


William Morgan - Marco Palmieri

Mark Nathan - Giuseppe Palmieri

Ellie Laugharne - Gianetta

Sioned Gwen Davies - Tessa

Sarah Pring - The Duchess of Plaza-Toro

Richard Suart - The Duke of Plaza-Toro

Ben McAteer - Don Alhambra del Bolero (The Grand Inquisitor)

Charlie Drummond - Casilda

Arthur Bruce - Antonio


Creatives


Author: W. S. Gilbert
Composer: Arthur Sullivan
Director: Stuart Maunder
Designer: Dick Bird
Musical direction: Derek Clark & James Hendry (conductors)
Choreography: Yvette Lee
Lighting: Paul Keogan
Production: Co-production with D'Oyly Carte Opera & State Opera South Australia

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