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Express G&S

2 to 7 Feb 2021

Pleasance - Islington

The complete works of Gilbert and Sullivan - in 75 minutes!
Express G&S at the Pleasance - Islington

Image courtesy Charles Court Opera

Show details


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!

Background, advisory warnings

Age suitability: Not available

Charles Court Opera is one of the leading chamber opera and music theatre companies in the UK.

They are one of the champions of the reinvigoration of Gilbert and Sullivan, recently receiving the award for Best Opera Production at the Offies for H.M.S. Pinafore.

This summer, they were scheduled to co-produce The PIrates of Penzance with Opera Holland Park.

Celebrated for their annual Boutique pantomimes, this stalwart company of London's off-west-end has performed across the UK in venues ranging from pub theatres to concert halls, touring to Europe and the USA.

They have created productions for the Iford Arts Festival, regularly visit the International G&S Festival, and they are an associate company of The King's Head Theatre, London.

Devised by John Savournin and David Eaton, this brave but foolish endeavour is one not to be missed.

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Postal address:
Carpenters Mews
North Rd
London N7 9EF

Box office tel: 020 7609 1800

Box office email: Send Mail

Location map for Pleasance - Islington


Previews from:Tuesday 2 February 2021

Press night:Wednesday 3 February 2021

Closes:Sunday 7 February 2021

Performance days & times


Tuesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑00pm

Friday ‑ 7‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑00pm

Sunday ‑ 7‑00pm


Saturday - 2-00pm

Sunday - 2-00pm

Running time: 1 hr 15 mins



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


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