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November 2016: The new Oxford University Press full score and vocal score of The Yeomen of the Guard, edited by Colin Jagger, Director of Music at Portsmouth University, launched at the Sullivan Festival in Cirencester on 24 September, was published on 3 November. Full and reduced orchestral parts will be available for hire.


Details of forthcoming performances in the UK and abroad will be found below.



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Grim's Dyke Hotel, W.S. Gilbert's former home on Harrow Weald, presents opera dinners: The Pirates of Penzance 20 Nov; Iolanthe  18 Dec; The Mikado  4 Dec.

020-8385-3100; reservations@grimsdyke.com www.grimsdyke.com


Opera Anywhere presents The Mikado: Little Theatre, Lewes 30 Dec. www.operaanywhere.com


Oper Leipzig presents Die Piraten: at the Musikalische Komödie, Dreilindenstrasse 30, 04177 Leipzig: 9 Oct 3pm; 11 Oct 7.30; 15 Oct 7pm; 16 Oct 3pm; 5 Nov 7pm; 6 Nov 3pm; 26 Nov 7pm; 27 Nov 3pm; 25 Dec (yes, Christmas Day) 6pm; 18 Feb 2017 7pm; 19 Feb 3pm. Tickets +49 (0)341-12 61 261 www.oper-leipzig.de


Much Loved Productions presents A Feast of Gilbert and Sullivan: 25 Jan 1pm Dewsbury Town Hall; 19 Feb 7.30 Floral Pavilion New Brighton (with orchestra); 24 Feb 8.15 Ednam Hall, as part of the Northumberland Music Festical (with orchestra). www.mlpltd.com 


The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players present a new production of The Mikado 28 Dec - 8 Jan 2017; Patience 29-30 April. www.nygasp.org


L'Orchestre Symphonique Région Centre Val-de-Loire -  Tours presents the Macbeth overture in a mixed Shakespeare programme on 10 Dec 8pm and 11 Dec 5pm. Conductor Robert Houlihan. Pre-concert talks at 7pm and 4pm respectively. Grand Théâtre de Tours, 34 rue de la Scellerie 37000 Tours

 http://www.operadetours.fr/shakespeare-2016-10-11-dec


Forbear! Theatre presents a new production of Iolanthe in London from 5-18 December.


The Basler Festival Orchester, conducted by Thomas Herzog, presents a suite from Victoria and Merrie England as part of a mixed programme on 31 December at 7pm. Musical Theater, Basel, Feldbergstrasse 151, 4058 Basel.


Tarantara Productions presents Iolanthe in concert at Chichester Festival Theatre 21 Jan 2.30 and 7.30. 01423-781312.  www.tarantaraproductions.co.uk


English National Opera presents a first revival of Mike Leigh's acclaimed production of The Pirates of Penzance from 9 Feb - 25 Mar. We understand that planned performances of The Mikado in the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, now stand postponed until the spring of 2018.


The Solent Symphony Orchestra presents the Macbeth overture at Portsmouth Cathedral on 18 February at 7.30


The Prodigal Son will be performed by Blessed Sacrament Festival Choir at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 1427 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA. 22302 on 24 February, at 7:30 pm. Full chorus and orchestra; soloists from San Francisco Opera andWashington National Opera, conductor John McCrary. Alexandria is less than ten miles from Washington DC. Programme also includes Mozart's Regina Coeli, Brahms' Song of Fate and Beethoven's Choral Fantasy. For more information, telephone 001 703 998 6100, ext. 103


The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra presents The Yeomen of the Guard at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, on 4 March 2017 at 7pm. Conductor John Wilson, featuring Sir Thomas Allen (Meryll), Simon Butteriss (Point), Sarah Fox (Elsie), Heather Shipp (Phoebe) and Benjamin Hulett (Fairfax). www.cbso.co.uk


Los Ladrones present Cox and Box and excerpts from Haddon Hall at Stansted House, West Sussex, on 23 March at 7.30. Tickets £10: 023-9241-2265. Also at St. Michael's church, Chalton on 8 June.


English Touring Opera presents Patience: Hackney Empire 8/10 March; Lighthouse, Poole 17 March; Lyceum, Sheffield 20 March; Churchill Theatre, Bromley 24 March; Snape Maltings Concert Hall 31 March; Theatre Royal, York 7 April; Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton 10 April; Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham 20/21 April; Arts Theatre, Cambridge 26/27 April; Opera House, Buxton 6 May; Arts Centre, Warwick 8 May; Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury 12 May; Gala Theatre, Durham 15 May; Northcott Theatre, Exeter 24/25 May; Hall for Cornwall, Truro 30 May; Theatre Royal, Norwich 3 June. Conductor Timothy Burke; designer Florence de Maré. In repertory with Toscawww.englishtouringopera.org.uk


Sasha Regan presents her all-male production of The Mikado at the Theatre Royal, Winchester 24-29 April;  King's Theatre, Edinburgh 9-13 May; and H.M.S. Pinafore in Hull 26 May.


The National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company presents H.M.S. Pinafore 25 Jul 7.30, 26 Jul 2.30; The Mikado 26/28 Jul 7.30; The Pirates of Penzance 29 Jul 2.30 and 7.30. Buxton Opera House.


The 24th international Gilbert and Sullivan Festival will take place in Harrogate from 4 - 20 August 2017 and will feature productions of H.M.S. Pinafore (5 Aug 2.30 and 7.30 20 Aug 7.30); The Pirates of Penzance (13 Aug 2.30 and 7.30, 19 Aug 7.30);  Princess Ida (12 Aug 2.30 and 7.30, 20 Aug 2.30);and The Mikado (6 Aug 2.30 and 7.30, 19 Aug 2.30) by the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company. Also Ruddigore (in Catalan) by Egos Teatre of Spain as a double bill with Charles Court Opera's Trial by Jury (18 Aug 7.30) and a new production of The Mikado by Charles Court Opera (16 Aug 7.30). www.gsfestivals.org


The NGSOC 2017 tour also includes visits to Windsor 19 - 21 July; Malvern 29 Aug - 2 Sep; Tyne Theatre, Newcastle week commencing 25 Sep. Other dates being finalised.


An advance announcement has been made of a NGSOC production of Haddon Hall, to be performed at Buxton and Harrogate as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of the international G&S Festival in 2018.










Updated 25 November 2016