Tarantara Productions presents
A Gala Celebration of Gilbert & Sullivan
Trailblazers of their time, Gilbert & Sullivan’s repertoire remains unparalleled. A 26 piece orchestra and acclaimed soloists perform favourites from The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, HMS Pinafore and others, including some less familiar gems. A glorious celebration of all that’s best in G&S’s extraordinary operas!
Performed by singers from English National Opera, Scottish Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North, Carl Rosa and D’Oyly Carte featuring Alexander Robin Baker, Rebecca Bottone, Barry Clark, Siân Dicker, Yvonne Howard, Judith Le Breuilly, Timothy Nelson and Matthew Siveter, conducted by Martin Handley (ENO, Royal Danish Opera, Australian Opera and regular presenter for BBC Radio 3).
This gala concert performance will delight both Gilbert & Sullivan aficionados and newcomers alike. The perfect antidote for those mid-Autumn blues.
‘Excellent comic timing’ Brighton Argus
‘Performed the much-loved Savoyard repertoire to the highest standards’
Birdie’s a hoarder. The neighbours call her a harridan and a harpy, although most have never
even met her. They see her hoard as a hazard for house prices. But it isn’t rubbish. It’s her life’s
work and it exists because years ago something deeply cherished was stolenfrom her; Birdie’s
not been able to give up anything since. She’ll do anything to get this priceless thing back.
Anything at all.
National treasure Su Pollard gives a one-woman tour-de-force performance in this razor-sharp and bittersweet dark drama from Fringe First award winner Philip Meeks (Kiss Me Honey, Honey!, Murder, Margaret and Me).
★★★★ 'Su Pollard excels... Meeks has woven an elaborate script... beautifully deep and
detailed' BROADWAY BABY
Dad's Army Radio Show
Two extraordinary actors play 25 characters between them in this brilliant staging of three classic
episodes from the beloved TV series, 'Dad's Army'.
Celebrating 50 years of Croft and Perry's quintessential sitcom, which won Gold's
'Best One-Liner Award' in a poll of comedians, with the immortal words "Don't tell him, Pike,"
double Fringe First Award winner David Benson (star of Think No Evil Of Us:
My Life with Kenneth William and Boris: World King) and Jack Lane (Wisdom Of A Fool)
present a selection of classic episodes live on stage, featuring favourite lines, cherished characters and great feats of vocal impersonation!
Original production directed by Owen Lewis.
★★★★★ 'Benson and Lane's two-man Army are a comedy force to be reckoned with.'
Love, Loss & Chianti
‘Witty’ and ‘enchanting’ (★★★★ The Telegraph), Love, Loss & Chianti is an intimate new production
starring Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet, Downton Abbey, Toast of London) and Rebecca Johnson (The Trip,
A delicious double-bill, Love, Loss & Chianti beautifully combines critically acclaimed poet Christopher
Reid’s hauntingly powerful exploration of grief (A Scattering) with his raucous verse comedy, following a
reckless attempt at rekindling an old flame (The Song of Lunch) - what could possibly go wrong?
Directed by Jason Morrell and set to spectacular animation by celebrated cartoonist Charles Peattie, it’s the perfect night out for anyone who’s ever loved, lost or been on a rubbish date…