Theatres in London are currently closed.
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.
15 to 18 Jul 2020
Image courtesy Hackney Empire
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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London E8 1EJ
Performance days & times
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday - 2-30pm
Saturday - 2-30pm
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
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