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Charles Court Opera Brings PATIENCE to Wilton's Music Hall as Part of UK Tour Photo Charles Court Opera Brings PATIENCE to Wilton's Music Hall as Part of UK Tour
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2022

Directed by John Savournin, musically directed by David Eaton (the team behind the smash hit 'The Pirates of Penzance 'at Opera Holland Park) and designed by Simon Bejer (winner of Best Opera at the Offies), audiences can expect first class performances from a terrific young cast, led by Catriona Hewitson in the title role (recently starring in Scottish Opera's 'The Gondoliers'), and a host of beloved CCO regulars, including Matthew Kellett and Catrine Kirkman.

HUMAN CONDITIONS: THE FILMS OF MIKE LEIGH Comes to Be Featured at Film at Lincoln Cen Photo HUMAN CONDITIONS: THE FILMS OF MIKE LEIGH Comes to Be Featured at Film at Lincoln Center
by Marissa Tomeo - May 3, 2022

Film at Lincoln Center announces Human Conditions: The Films of Mike Leigh, a retrospective of the widely lauded director’s career, running from May 27-June 8. For over half a century, Mike Leigh has directed films suffused with emotion and the realities of working-class struggle. From his debut feature, Bleak Moments (1971); to his ’70s television work for the BBC; to the breakout mid-career successes of Life Is Sweet (1990), Naked (1993), and Secrets and Lies (1996); through the historical films that have marked his output more recently, like Mr. Turner (2014) and Peterloo (2018), a Mike Leigh film always has an unmistakable energy and feeling for the triumphs and tragedies of everyday life.

Last Chance To Jump On Board Sasha Regan's All-Male H.M.S. PINAFORE Photo Last Chance To Jump On Board Sasha Regan's All-Male H.M.S. PINAFORE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022

Don't miss all the joyous comedy, singing and dancing from Sasha Regan's award-nominated crew on board the All-Male H.M.S. Pinafore at the Theatre Royal Winchester, but you will need to hurry...must end this Wednesday 27th April.

Sasha Regan's All-Male H.M.S. PINAFORE is Coming to Theatre Royal Winchester Photo Sasha Regan's All-Male H.M.S. PINAFORE is Coming to Theatre Royal Winchester
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

Following their run in London, Sasha Regan's award-nominated All-Male H.M.S. Pinafore crew dock at the Theatre Royal Winchester from Thursday 21st - Wednesday 27th April.

Ziegfeld Theater Presents THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Photo Ziegfeld Theater Presents THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 18, 2022

The Ziegfeld Theater will present The Pirates of Penzance. This production is presented with amazing aerial elements and is flipped upside down by gender swapping every role. 

Sasha Regan's Sailors Sail To Theatre Royal Winchester Photo Sasha Regan's Sailors Sail To Theatre Royal Winchester
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2022

Following their widely acclaimed run in London, Sasha Regan's award-nominated All-Male H.M.S. Pinafore crew are sailing towards the Theatre Royal Winchester where they will dock from 21st -27th April.

Last Chance To Catch Sasha Regan's All-Male H.M.S. PINAFORE At Wilton's Photo Last Chance To Catch Sasha Regan's All-Male H.M.S. PINAFORE At Wilton's
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

Last chance to 'sail the ocean blue' with Sasha Regan's smash hit award-nominated All-Male Company at Wilton's Music Hall. Must end in London on 9th April before setting sail to the Theatre Royal Winchester from 21st - 27th April.

Vancouver Opera to Bring Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS PINAFORE To The Queen Elizabeth The Photo Vancouver Opera to Bring Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS PINAFORE To The Queen Elizabeth Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2022

Vancouver Opera will conclude its 2021-2022 season with HMS Pinafore by acclaimed creative duo W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Four performances of the wildly popular opera will be performed at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Saturday April 30, Thursday May 5, and Saturday May 7 at 7:30 p.m. with a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday May 8.

Preview Ticket Offer Announced For Sasha Regan's All-Male H.M.S. PINAFORE Photo Preview Ticket Offer Announced For Sasha Regan's All-Male H.M.S. PINAFORE
by Stephi Wild - Mar 16, 2022

Sasha Regan's award-winning All-Male Gilbert & Sullivan Company sails into Wilton's Music Hall from tonight, Wednesday16th March until Saturday 9th April, for another exciting nautical adventure.

Sasha Regan's All-Male H.M.S. PINAFORE to Open Next Week At Wilton's Music Hall Photo Sasha Regan's All-Male H.M.S. PINAFORE to Open Next Week At Wilton's Music Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2022

Come and 'sail the ocean blue' with Sasha Regan's smash hit All-Male H.M.S. Pinafore which docks at Wilton's Music Hall next week for another nautical adventure.

W.S. Gilbert Videos

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/8/16- PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by Stage Tube - Jan 8, 2016

Today in 1981, Joe Papp's revival of THe Pirates of Penzance opened at the Uris Theatre, where it ran for 787 performances. The Pirates of Penzance is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The opera's official premiere was at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York City on 31 December 1879, where the show was well received by both audiences and critics. Pirates was the fifth Gilbert and Sullivan collaboration and introduced the much-parodied Major-General's Song.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/8/15- PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by Stage Tube - Jan 8, 2015

Today in 1981, Joe Papp's revival of THe Pirates of Penzance opened at the Uris Theatre, where it ran for 787 performances. The Pirates of Penzance is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The opera's official premiere was at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York City on 31 December 1879, where the show was well received by both audiences and critics. Pirates was the fifth Gilbert and Sullivan collaboration and introduced the much-parodied Major-General's Song.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/8- PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by Stage Tube - Jan 8, 2014

Today in 1981, Joe Papp's revival of THe Pirates of Penzance opened at the Uris Theatre, where it ran for 787 performances. The Pirates of Penzance is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The opera's official premiere was at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York City on 31 December 1879, where the show was well received by both audiences and critics. Pirates was the fifth Gilbert and Sullivan collaboration and introduced the much-parodied Major-General's Song.

BWW TV Exclusive: Mary Testa & Rob Fisher Give Preview of 92Y's MORDEN MAJOR LYRICIST Concert
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 11, 2013

In the exclusive video below, Testa a Fisher chat about the tribute concert and give a special preview of 'Mr. and Mrs. Fitch.' Click below to check it out!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/8- PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by Stage Tube - Jan 8, 2013

Today in 1981, Joe Papp's revival of THe Pirates of Penzance opened at the Uris Theatre, where it ran for 787 performances. The Pirates of Penzance is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The opera's official premiere was at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York City on 31 December 1879, where the show was well received by both audiences and critics. Pirates was the fifth Gilbert and Sullivan collaboration and introduced the much-parodied Major-General's Song.

STAGE TUBE: Hunter Foster, Kathy Fitzgerald, and More in PIRATES! at the Muny- Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2012

The Muny presents the sixth show of its 94th season, Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd), through August 5, directed by Gordon Greenberg and choreographed by Denis Jones. Conceived by Gordon Greenburg, Nell Benjamin and John McDaniel, Pirates! (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd) features lyrics by W.S. Gilbert, and music by Arthur Sullivan. Revised book and lyrics are by Nell Benjamin, and music supervision, new arrangements and orchestrations are by John McDaniel. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/8- PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by Stage Tube - Jan 8, 2012

Today in 1981, Joe Papp's revival of THe Pirates of Penzance opened at the Uris Theatre, where it ran for 787 performances. The Pirates of Penzance is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. The opera's official premiere was at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York City on 31 December 1879, where the show was well received by both audiences and critics. Pirates was the fifth Gilbert and Sullivan collaboration and introduced the much-parodied Major-General's Song.


W.S. Gilbert Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has W.S. Gilbert written?
W.S. Gilbert has written 4 shows including His Excellency (Libretto), The Grand Duke (Bookwriter/Lyricist), An Evening With W.S. Gilbert (Lyricist), Operetta, My Dear Watson (Lyricist).