G&S - in 75 minutes!

London theatre news: Wednesday 7 October 2020

London Fringe - Opera

Charles Court Opera, "The masters of G&S in small spaces", are set to perform the complete works of Gilbert & Sullivan - in just 75 minutes! - at the Pleasance Theatre
Express G&S at the Pleasance - Islington

Image courtesy Charles Court Opera

Charles Court Opera, one of the leading chamber opera and music theatre companies in the UK, will tackle the daunting challenge of performing the complete works of Gilbert & Sullivan - in just 75 minutes!

G&S Express will get its London premiere at the newly configured, socially distanced Pleasance Theatre from Tuesday 17 to Sunday 22 November, as part of the Pleasance's re-opening season.

Devised by John Savournin and David Eaton, the show will also get a run at The Maltings Theatre from Tuesday 24 to Saturday 28 November.

Charles Court Opera's Artistic Director, John Savournin, said ...

"Inspired by the Reduced Shakespeare Company, 'Express G&S' aims to appeal to not only Gilbert and Sullivan fans, but also to introduce their work to a new and wider audience, while having an absolute ball along the way.

The Pleasance have re-imagined their auditorium into a fantastic, atmospheric (and socially distanced) space, and we're thrilled to be part of their re-opening".

Show listing information


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 one night!


Author: Devised by John Savournin and David Eaton
Production: Charles Court Opera


Pleasance - Islington - Mainhouse
Carpenters Mews
North Rd
N7 9EF


From: Wednesday 23 June 2021

Closed: Friday 2 July 2021


Standard: £20


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