put off by the words Gilbert and Sullivan.
This show is tremendous fun, with lots of
cheeky twists and turns.
Direct from Londons West
End, this modernised version of the G&S
operetta started life as an outdoor
production in Central Park, New York,
where it caused a huge sensation.
Gilbert and Sullivan brought opera to the
people in their day, with a few laughs
along the way, this Olivier Award-nominated
production has been souped-up for mass
appeal. And it works beautifully.
raucous tale of pirates, policemen,
romance and a Modern Major General has
been updated to suit a modern audience,
but still retains the trademark G&S
humour and classic score.
all swashbuckling high octane fun
with an Elvis impression, a pantomime
sing-along, and some Keystone Cops-style
slapstick fooling thrown in.
Wilmot was superb as the Pirate King. He
had the audience in his command, drawing
laughs with just the raising of an
eyebrow and some impromptu asides. And Su
Pollard was a delight as comic nursemaid
performances too from David Alder as the
Major-General and Joshua Dallas as
Frederick. And the Major-Generals
daughters were simply hilarious.
have to be a G&S purist to enjoy the
classic score highlights included
Oh, Better Far To Live and Die, When a
Felons Not Engaged in His
Employment, and Poor Wandering One.
spectacular set, lavish costumes and
faultless cast, this show will leave you
cheering for more.
applause from last nights packed
out crowd continued long after the
curtain had fallen. A perfect sunshine
tonic for a wet February.