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“Strange Adventure”  –  The story of Gilbert and Sullivan 16th September – on Zoom 8.00pm

September 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Strange Adventure”  –  The story of Gilbert and Sullivan


Between 1875 and 1896, Gilbert and Sullivan wrote 13 comic operas  –  pieces that set the “gold standard” for modern day musicals. The satire is still relevant today and quotes, such as “Let the punishment fit the crime” and “What never!”, are still is use. It is accepted that some people consider G & S to be like Marmite but this illustrated talk, presented by Laurence Leng, concentrates not so much on the stories of the operas but on how they came to be written and the source of some of the characters. Whilst the two men formed a wonderful professional relationship, they were very different individuals and never really got on  –  in this talk you will hear some harmonious music but also learn of the discord caused by their worst argument  –  over a carpet!

Laurence has had an interest in the topic for over 50 years both performing in and directing the shows and now presents a variety of G & S talks.

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September 16
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm