Feb 06

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Productions during February 2006

The Grand Duke (see advert below) Southampton Operatic Society Tues Jan 31st - Saturday Feb 4th 2006 at the Nuffield Theatre Southampton - 023 8067 1771
The Sorcerer 

With reinstatements of often cut items- see bottom of this page for details

Godalming Operatic Society Borough Hall, Godalming 14-18 Feb 2006 and at the The Theatre, Leatherhead 24-25 Feb 2006

Performance Times: 7:45 Eves and  2.30 Sat Mats
Ticket Prices:  £7 to £14
Box Office:  01252 703376 Email: lm.scanlon@virgin.net
Leatherhead tickets are also available from The Theatre Box Office on Telephone: 01372 365141 E-mail: boxoffice@the-theatre.org

Patience University of York Gilbert and Sullivan Society 3 evening performances (Thurs 16th, Fri 17th, Sat 18th Feb 06) and a matinee on Sat 18th.  The evening performances are at 7.30pm and the matinee is at 2.30pm at the Central Hall        tickets@gsyork.co.uk
The Zoo and "Abridged" HMS Pinafore Worcester Gilbert & Sullivan Society To be announced
Ruddigore The Bentley Operatic Society

Tuesday 28th February to Saturday 4th March 

The Brindley Theatre, Runcorn.

Ruddigore Oundle Gilbert & Sullivan Players 27 February to  04 March 2006 Queen Victoria Hall, West Street, Oundle
The Mikado (for more details see below) English National Opera February 3,4,7,10,16,18,24,25,28 and March 3 2006.Coliseum, London 

The Pirates of Penzance Dunfermline Gilbert & Sullivan Society
14th to 18th February, 2006 at 7.30pm
Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline
Tickets available from 1st January 2006
              on 0870 774 3458
              or from Theatre Box Office 01383 314000
The Yeomen of the Guard Aberdeen University G&S Society

15th -17th February, 7.30pm 

18th February, 2.00pm and 7.30pm

Aberdeen Arts Centre

Princess Ida Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group

28th Feb to 4th of March in the Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh. Nightly at 7:30 and a Saturday Matinee at 2:30, tickets £9 and £5.


HMS Pinafore & Trial by Jury The G&S Society of Hancock, Maine February 3, 4, and 5 at The Grand Auditorium in Ellsworth.
Iolanthe Nashville Opera February 3,5,10,11 2006
The Pirates of Penzance Lamplighters, San Fransisco February 2nd - 5th, Walnut Creek
HMS Pinafore Atlanta Lyric Theatre February 3, 4, 5, 2006 The Ferst Center

The Mikado (Set in the cowboy era) North Toronto Players February 24, 25, 2005 (8pm)
February 26  2006 (2pm)




Venue: Central Hall, University of York


Dates: Thursday February 16th 2006 - 7.30pm evening performance
Friday February 17th 2006 - 7.30pm evening performance
Saturday February 18th 2006 - 2.30pm matinee performance
- 7.30pm evening performance


The Sorcerer -  Godalming Operatic Society are to include the original Act Two opening "Happy are we in our loving frivolity" (albeit not in its original place but inserted  in the Act Two finale, after Marmaduke sings "We'll crown our rapture with another feast!" which works quite well).  They are also including a recreation of Lady Sangazure's lost song "In days gone by" (as seen in the two Buxton productions this year and in my opinion a worthwhile addition) and reinstating some of the dialogue from the 1877 version.


The Mikado - ENO - Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES.

ENO’s joyous interpretation of The Mikado is revived in its 20th anniversary year, complete with high-kicking chorus lines, satirical touches and a wonderfully elegant score. Jonathan Miller’s evergreen production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s operetta – a comic masterpiece from the English canon – brims with ‘theatrical delights’ (The Guardian). Felicity Palmer and Richard Suart return to play Katisha and Ko-Ko respectively, and Simon Lee conducts at ENO, following his debut in the smash-hit On the Town. ‘As scintillating entertainment, this Mikado is the operatic equivalent of Anything Goes’ (The Sunday Telegraph).