THE VICTORIA GILBERT AND SULLIVAN SOCIETY


Thu, 10 May, 2018
The Mikado

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

When considering The Mikado for this year's production, the VGSS Board felt it was essential to present it in a culturally sensitive way while remaining true to Gilbert and Sullivan's comedy and social comment.

Director Heather-Elayne Day brought to the Board an exciting vision for The Mikado, inspired by a production of the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, the pre-eminent presenters of G&S operetta in the United States.

After consulting with Asian-American arts leaders to build an inclusive cast and creative team, NYGASP created a prologue that sets the scene in the context of Gilbert and Sullivan's Victorian London, all while upholding The Mikado's characters, storytelling, themes and satire of human nature. In the prologue real-life people in Gilbert and Sullivan's world - the actors of the D'Oyly Carte company and D'Oyly Carte himself - interact with the writing duo as they are planning their next show. These friends and colleagues come to life in Gilbert's imagination as he dreams them into the characters of his next great production - The Mikado.

The Victoria Gilbert and Sullivan Society will be the first company to license this new prologue for our production.



Tue, 01 May, 2018
Happy Birth-Month Sir Sullivan!


W. S. Gilbert once described Arthur Sullivan as "incomparably the greatest English musician of the age." Besides contributing witty operatic parodies and a string of effervescent melodies to the Savoy operas, he wrote, amongst other works, cantatas, oratorios, concert overtures, incidental music to plays, numerous songs and a grand opera. He was the conductor of the Leeds Festival for almost twenty years, a friend of Royalty and a keen follower of the turf. He was knighted in 1883.
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Show Times
  • The Mikado

    Dave Dunnet Theatre - Fri Nov 02, 7:30 pm
    Dave Dunnet Theatre - Sat Nov 03, 7:30 pm
    Dave Dunnet Theatre - Sun Nov 04, 2:00 pm
    Charlie White Theatre - Fri Nov 09, 7:30 pm
    Charlie White Theatre - Sat Nov 10, 2:00 pm
    Charlie White Theatre - Sun Nov 11, 2:00 pm

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