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Curtain Raisers

31 Aug to 4 Sep 2021

Wilton's Music Hall

Cox and Box was Sullivan's first stage success, and predates his collaboration with Gilbert. It tells the farcical tale of an unscrupulous landlord who rents out the same room to two tenants - Cox, who works by day, and Box who works by night.
Curtain Raisers at the Wilton's Music Hall

Image courtesy Wilton's Music Hall

Show details

Synopsis


Cox and Box Sullivan and Les Deux Aveugles Offenbach


Opera della Luna return to Wilton's with a brand new production: a double bill of two short operettas by Arthur Sullivan and Offenbach.


Cox and Box was Sullivan's first stage success, and predates his collaboration with Gilbert.


It tells the farcical tale of an unscrupulous landlord who rents out the same room to two tenants - Cox, who works by day, and Box who works by night.


The ruse works until one day, Cox is given the day off and they meet much to the horror of the landlord, Sergeant Bouncer.


This little short operetta was a huge hit and its title has now passed into common parlance.


Les Deux Aveugles, the story of two separate con-men who are both pretending to be blind beggars and arrive one day at the same patch on a Parisian bridge, was similarly Offenbach's first major success.


Although it only lasts 25 minutes, it made the composer enough money to build his first theatre, the Bouffes Parisiens.


Background, advisory warnings


Age suitability: Not available


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 31 August 2021

Closes:Saturday 4 September 2021

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Tuesday - 5-00pm

Thursday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Running time: 1 hr 30 mins

Tickets


Standard:
£22 - £30 full price, no concessions (£19.50 - £27.50 under 30s and job seekers)

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Production: Opera della Luna

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