Date(s) - 28/10/2017
This G&S operetta is not often performed so it will be a rare chance for you to see it. If you’ve not seen it before, you will be surprised by its excellent music and barbed humour at the expense of British institutions.
Life is laid back and generally pretty idyllic on the tropical island paradise of Utopia. King Paramount, in theory an autocratic despot, is in fact anything but, and his subjects on the whole are left to do as little as they please. He is also passionate about all things English and means to model his island kingdom on “that great and glorious country”. To this end he has employed an English governess to educate his two youngest daughters whilst Zara, his eldest, is about to return home after 5 years’ studying in England…
What will she have learned in her time away from home? What will she bring to help her father make his country thoroughly English? What will the good people of Utopia think? And, crucially, will it work???
For answers to these and many other questions (eg. How wise are the Wise Men, what are the duties of the Public Exploder, who is the anonymous contributor of scandalous gossip regarding the King to the “Palace Peeper”, and why is Captain Fitzbattleaxe having problems with his voice…) come to Kington in October and see this rarely-performed but highly entertaining work staged for the first time by Kington Operatic.
- Type: Production
- Group: Kington Operatic
Lady Hawkins’ Community Leisure Centre
- Other Information: October 26th, 27th & 28th at 7:30pm. Tickets £8, under 18 £5. Tickets are available from Tom Bounds Electrical, 32 High Street, Kington from about 3 to 4 weeks before the performances. To check availability or to book, pop in or phone. Daytime – 01544 231303 Evening – 01544 231501