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The Carl Rosa Opera Company At The Gielgud Theatre

29/12/2007, By

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Raymond Gubbay will present the Carl Rosa Opera company, currently celebrating its 10th anniversary, in the return of Gilbert and Sullivan to the West End for a limited five week season at the Gielgud Theatre from 30th January to 1st March 2008. There will be special guest performances from Jo Brand, Nichola McAuliffe and Alistair McGowan.

“THE MIKADO”, in which Nichola McAuliffe will perform ‘Katisha’ and Alistair McGowan ‘The Mikado’, will play from 30th January to 9th February. “IOLANTHE” will play from 11th to 16th February. “THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE”, in which Jo Brand will perform ‘The Sergeant Of Police’, will play from 18th February to 1st March. The company will include Eric Roberts, Bruce Graham, Steven Page, Charlotte Page, Lesley Cox, Sophie-Louise Dann, Barry Clark, Donald Maxwell, Gareth Jones, Karl Daymond, Victoria Ward, Michael Kerry, Beverley Klein and Debbie Myers.

For specific casting details for each production, visit the Carl Rosa Opera company website. “THE MIKADO” is choreographed by David Furnell and conducted by Martin Handley. “IOLANTHE” and “THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE” are choreographed by Steve Elias and conducted by Richard Balcombe. The productions are directed and designed by Peter Mulloy.

“THE MIKADO”, “IOLANTHE” and “THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE” contain Gilbert & Sullivan’s best known hits including “Three Little Maids From School”, “I’ve Got A Little List”, “A Wandering Minstrel I”, “The Nightmare Song”, “When Britain Really Ruled The Waves”, “The Modern Major General”, “Poor Wandering One” and “I Am A Pirate King”.

Performance times at the Gielgud Theatre will be 7.30pm Mondays to Saturdays, with Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm (with an extra matinee on 31st January). Tickets, priced from £15 to £49.50, are available from the Gielgud Theatre Box Office on +44 (0)844 482 5130 or online at Delfont Mackintosh. Discounts apply if booking for more than one opera at the same time.

30th January to 1st March
Gielgud Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue,
London W1D 6AR

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