Stage is set for season of G&S

A glittering selection of Gilbert and Sullivan shows will be staged at Buxton Opera House this month.

A glittering selection of Gilbert and Sullivan shows will be staged at Buxton Opera House this month.

Oxbridge Opera Company will be presenting The Sorcerer on August 8 and 9. Y This is a piece about a magic salesman who brings a love potion to a village where residents are powerless to its effects.

The Mikado, from August 14 to 16, is set in the flashy world of modern fashion houses with costumes inspired by Paul Gaultier in an energetic production promising a riot of gorgeous and bizarre creations.

A Feast of Gilbert and Sullivan on August 17 will recapture all the magic of the original D’Oyly Carte Opera Company with the British Philharmonic Orchestra performing sections of every Gilbert & Sullivan opera.

Finally Derby Gilbert and Sullivan Company will return with performances of two contrasting G & S operas, the Pirates of Penzance (August 21 and 22) about a pirate and the Cornwall Constabulary both doing their duty, whilst The Yeomen of the Guard (August 23) tells the story of a jester in London.

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