Gilbert and Sullivan

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My thrifty mother even recycled the presents she liked | Brief letters
Brief letters: Recycling gifts | Gilbert and Sullivan’s Lord Mountararat | Northern culture | Welsh walks

06, Jan, 2023 @3:46 PM

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The week in classical: The Yeomen of the Guard; Alcina – music under siege
ENO stands firm amid extreme funding cuts with a Gilbert and Sullivan staging full of vim and vigour, while animal magic ripples through Richard Jones’s new Alcina

Fiona Maddocks

12, Nov, 2022 @12:30 PM

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ENO: The Yeomen of the Guard review – tonal uncertainties but G&S update has plenty to enjoy
Jo Davies’ 1950-set staging of the late G&S opera may not fully cohere but musically we’re in excellent hands and Richard McCabe’s is a moving – and sweatily desperate – Jack Point

Michael Billington

04, Nov, 2022 @12:02 PM

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In good company with Gilbert and Sullivan | Letter
Letter: Charles Mackerras and Carlos Kleiber were fans too, writes Chris Crowcroft


03, Nov, 2022 @6:08 PM

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Modern and major: how Gilbert and Sullivan still skewer England’s absurdities
Dismiss their works at your peril. Strip the barnacles of stale tradition off the Victorian duos’s light operettas and their seditious glory still shines

Michael Simkins

27, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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The no-show that irked fans of Gilbert O’Sullivan | Brief letters
Brief letters: Gilbert and Sullivan | Remembering Richard Spriggs | Finding sunshine in Wales | Republican celebrations | Imperial measures


09, Jun, 2022 @4:45 PM

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The week in classical: HMS Pinafore; 12 Ensemble – review
The ENO delights with a lavish staging of the Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera, while the conductor-less string group tackle Max Richter’s mesmerising take on Vivaldi

Fiona Maddocks

06, Nov, 2021 @12:30 PM

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HMS Pinafore review – ENO’s shipshape satire ramps up the camp
Director Cal McCrystal focuses on the laughs and his cast, including a creditable Les Dennis as Sir Joseph, are clearly having a whale of a time

Tim Ashley

31, Oct, 2021 @12:13 PM

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The Gondoliers review – a picture-postcard Gilbert and Sullivan from Scottish Opera
The company celebrated its return to the Theatre Royal with some good old-fashioned – if not downright antiquated – fun and frivolity

Rowena Smith

17, Oct, 2021 @12:41 PM

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D’Oyly Carte Island, complete with crumbling mansion, sold for £3m
Mystery local buyer hopes to restore Thames site to the very model of its Gilbert and Sullivan days

Rupert Neate Wealth correspondent

05, Aug, 2021 @5:43 PM

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Leon Greene obituary
Opera singer turned actor who made his mark in stage and screen versions of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Anthony Hayward

14, Jul, 2021 @3:17 PM

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Letter: Duncan Weldon obituary
Michael Meadowcroft writes: Duncan Weldon asked me if I would direct a series of performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance

Michael Meadowcroft

05, Mar, 2019 @4:43 PM

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