Gilbert and Sullivan

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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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Readers recommend playlist: songs about kings
A regal list this week includes songs from Richard Thompson, Gilbert and Sullivan, Boy George and the Proclaimers

Chaz Cozens

21, Jun, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Wendy Cope on Erith: 'A place few people have heard of and even fewer can pronounce'
The poet traces her love of Gilbert and Sullivan to amateur operatic productions at the theatre in the town

Wendy Cope

05, May, 2018 @8:58 AM

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The week in classical: Iolanthe; Jerusalem Quartet – review
Cal McCrystal delivers a masterclass in horsing around with his riotous G&S for English National Opera

Fiona Maddocks

18, Feb, 2018 @7:30 AM

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Iolanthe review – House of Lords satire bursts with frothy exuberance
Coliseum, London
Cal McCrystal brings good-natured silliness, a revolving woolsack and a pantomime cow to this beautifully performed Gilbert and Sullivan revival

Erica Jeal

14, Feb, 2018 @12:21 PM

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Cal McCrystal on Iolanthe: 'It deserves to be as fruity as we can possibly make it'
Does Gilbert and Sullivan need updating for our changed times? Cal McCrystal explains why his joyful new Iolanthe contains not a single lecherous peer but plenty of feisty fairies

Cal McCrystal

13, Feb, 2018 @7:25 PM

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Iolanthe provides a last hurrah for witty, inventive stage designer
The creations of Paul Brown, who died last year, will have a starring role in ENO’s new version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe

Vanessa Thorpe

11, Feb, 2018 @12:05 AM

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