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Charles Court Opera Launches Mini Tour of EXPRESS G&S

The tour kicks off in June at Mill Hill Music Festival.

Charles Court Opera Launches Mini Tour of EXPRESS G&S

After the company's smash hit success at Opera Holland Park with 'The Pirates of Penzance', Charles Court Opera, the award-winning "masters of Gilbert & Sullivan", will present their side-splitting, OFFIE-nominated, railway murder mystery spoof, which rips through ballads, songs and snatches from every single G&S opera with a cake soaked butter knife!

On this Topsy-turvy journey through the world of G&S, a trio of intriguing travellers (and a pianist) take on multiple characters, uncovering clue upon red herring in this inventive, witty - and frankly extraordinary - show, which is splattered with favourite moments from the Savoy operas including 'The Pirates of Penzance', 'The Mikado' and 'H.M.S. Pinafore'.

Tour dates:

Saturday 4 June
Mill Hill Music Festival, Barnet

Saturday 18 June
Roman Open Air Theatre, St. Albans

Thursday 4 August
Buxton Opera House

Friday 19 August
Harrogate Royal Hall

CCO's Artistic Director, John Savournin, said "Inspired by the Reduced Shakespeare Company, 'Express G&S' aims to appeal to not only Gilbert and Sullivan fans, but also to introduce their work to a new and wider audience, while having an absolute ball along the way."

Cast: Matthew Kellett, Catrine Kirkman and Philip Lee. Pianist: David Eaton

Written by John Savournin, after Gilbert, with new lyrics by David Eaton.

Director/ Writer John Savournin
Musical Director/ Lyricist David Eaton
Designer Jessie Huckin
Lighting Designer Scarlett Bryan
Producer Catherine Chibnall

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