Whether you are a Gilbert and Sullivan aficionado, a passing fan or, you’re still not even sure you know who they are, you are sure to be laughing in the aisles as the show comes to Derby LIVE’s Assembly Rooms on February 13, 7.30pm.
As well as being credited as the forefathers of the modern musical, Gilbert and Sullivan are also acknowledged as having influenced everybody from Oscar Wilde, Noel Coward and Andrew Lloyd Webber in the UK, to Tom Lehrer in the USA.
Their comedic parody is also discernable in a vein of British comedy that runs through Monty Python and Private Eye to television series like Yes, Minister and Black Adder where the emphasis is on wit, irony and poking fun at the establishment while managing to be both disrespectful and yet delightful.
Directed by Joe Harmston, whose previous credits include The Father at Belgrade, The Lover and The Collection, both at the Donmar Warehouse and starring their writer Harold Pinter.
He has also created the hugely successful Agatha Christie Theatre Company with Bill Kenright Ltd.
Tickets, priced at £18.25, concessions £16.25 are available to purchase at the Derby LIVE box office on 01332 255800 or online at http://www.derbylive.co.uk