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RIP Jack Point

There’s always been a great deal of uncertainty regarding the fate of Schrödinger’s… I mean, G&S’s most renowned characters. When at the end of “YOTG” he, according to Gilbert’s stage direction, “falls senseless” at Phoebe’s and Fairfax’ feet, does he … Continue reading

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Meetup group for all G&S fans in London created

…and can be found here: https://www.meetup.com/Gilbert-Sullivan-Enthusiasts-of-London/ The idea behind this group is quite simple, really – it is to create a London- (and perhaps South East England-) based community of G&S lovers who would like to meet their fellow fans … Continue reading

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Some people are rather easy to impress…

…well, at least a century or so ago. Henry Lytton, George Grossmith’s understudy, remembers: One of the finest compliments ever paid to me as an artiste occurred at Hanley. We were playing “Yeomen.” Many of our audience that night were … Continue reading

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Bart Simpson and Sideshow Bob are G&S fans, too, didn’t you know?

So, here we go, in case you didn’t realise Sideshow Bob had a penchant for comic operas 🙂 Start watching from 1:50.

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Ko-Ko’s List has never sounded more scary

…and it’s not even because it’s in German, but you have to admit the performer’s – Max Pallenberg from Austria, who even had a street in Vienna named after him in 1955 – rendition does display some similarities to a certain … Continue reading

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Pirates of Penzance 1888 programme

Thanks, eBay 🙂 Programme issued for the first revival of the “Pirates of Penzance”; this particular one is dated 21 March 1888. Wondering how much a brochure from the original run would have cost! Will continue searching for first editions, … Continue reading

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G&S according to Mitchell & Webb

Probably the best sketch series in the entire show! David Mitchell and Robert Webb had this absolutely terrific sketch show that ran for four years and is now available on Netflix (well, at least in the UK). Their humour may … Continue reading

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