The 27th international Gilbert and Sullivan Festival will take place in Buxton from 1-8 August, and in Harrogate from 9-23 August. The National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company will present new productions of The Sorcerer, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, Patience and The Emerald Isle. The production of The Emerald Isle will follow the model of 2018’s Haddon Hall, with professional soloists and orchestra plus an elite amateur chorus. Artistic development of the project is in the hands of SASS vice-presidents Alan Borthwick and David Lyle. More details as they become available.