Shows : Musicals : Operetta Gilbert and Sullivan

"Let the bells with-in the steeple. Ring with joy for all good people." This gem married the drama of Charles Dickens with the music of Gilbert and Sullivan. There is a smorgasbord of songs from The Yeoman of the Guard,  The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore, Iolanthe, Trial by Jury...
 
" A Blissful marriage of witty dialogue with some of the most enduringly popular music and lyrics ever written" Melbourne Herald Sun. A Song to Sing O is a musical play about the original Gilbert and Sullivan patter man George Grossmith first performed by Anthony Warlow and has since...
 
This new translation of the sparkling operetta written in 1874 includes new opportunities for extra Chorus work. Gabrielle von Eisenstein has been sentenced to five days in jail for hitting a Policeman, but is determined to go to a party. In the original the chrous do not appeart on stage until Act...
 
  "Pinafore is a 24-carat triumph"  The Australian.  The final chapter of the Savoy Trilogy which stormed across Australia and New Zealand. There is the funky female chorus known as the Singlettes - which were originally designed for three women - but are often revived...
 
"An unfolding caravan of delights." The Sydney Morning Herald. "No praise could be too excessive." The Australian. Essgee's Mikado followed the success of Pirates  in 1995 and has proved so popular it was revived again professionally in 2008/2009. Enjoy watching the...
 
" As dazzling ...as the Best of Broadway"   Brisbane Courier Mail. Essgee's unique brand of Gilbert and Sullivan first stormed across Australia in 1994. It's now being performed all over the world including productions across the UK, North America and even in Germany. This...
 
By Offenbach: The Grand Duchess The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein has, up to now, left affairs of state to her Chamberlain, Baron Puck, and her Commander-in-Chief, General Boum. Now that she is 21 Puck plans to keep her occupied by finding her a suitable husband, Prince Paul. Sadly the Grand Duchess...
 
Faithful English translation of one of the greatest romantic operas ever written. All singing is in the original keys. But this adaptation has modest edits to simplify the plot and keep the focus on the four lovers. Orchestration has been reduced to a more affordible size. The children's chorus and...
 
The riotous tale of mistaken identities and unexpected romance explodes in this brand new musical comedy based on the Tony award nominated play. It’s 1934 and Opera virtuoso Tito Merelli is about to revive Otello for the ten-year anniversary of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. When Tito...
 
New translation of this classic written in 1858 with the option of  extra Chorus. Eurydice is bitten by a snake and is abducted by Pluto to the underworld. Her husband Orpheus is delighted, but public opinion forces him to rescue her. She is ungrateful preferring Bacchus, God of wine. With...
 
This musical adaptation of the world's favourite romantic comedy has been staged with great success around the world. It has gorgeous music and 11 fantastic roles for woman (most with solos). From the dim Mrs Bennet, her five daughters, the formidable Lady Catherine and the bitchy Caroline Bingley...
 
Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular songs spun into an hilarious new modern story.  There is  love across the social barriers, people not being who they seem to be, etc -but this time it is about a Franchise King - also known as the Corporate Pieman of Penzance who is hoping that his...
 
The Merry Widow is unchallenged the most popular Operetta of the 20th Century . Now the soaring pulsy sexy music has been lifted by a magnificent, hilarious new libretto. This new work is so good it has been endorsed by the estate of Franz Lehar. FRANK HATHERLEY, writer and BBC TV producer, has...