Scottish Opera presents:
The Gondoliers: Theatre Royal, Glasgow 16/21/23 Oct (also a shortened, dementia-friendly Access Performance 22 Oct); Festival Theatre, Edinburgh 28/29/30/31 Oct, 4/6 Nov (Access Performance 3 Nov); Eden Court theatre Inverness 10/11/13 Nov (Access Performance 12 Nov); Hackney Empire, London 30/31 Mar, 2 Apr 2022. Musical Director Derek Clark, Director Stuart Maunder. Richard Suart as the Duke.
Utopia Limited: Theatre Royal, Glasgow 20 Oct; Festival Theatre, Edinburgh 5 Nov; Hackney Empire, London 1 Apr 2022. Musical Director Derek Clark, Director Stuart Maunder. Richard Suart as Scaphio. Fully staged concert version using a new performing edition and revised libretto prepared by Stuart Maunder and Derek Clark.
Derek Clark on The Gondoliers:
The Gondoliers is like a breath of Italian summer air. Gilbert’s witty book and lyrics show him at the top of his game and Sullivan, inspired by the Venetian setting, produced his sunniest score, with one lilting melody after another – all guaranteed to make you leave the theatre with a smile on your face. It’s pure joy from start to finish, exactly what is needed after a difficult year.’
Tickets on sale in September. www.scottishopera.org.uk.