Week 3 – The Gilbert and Sullivan Cabaret Review
Two weeks ago 5Pounds of Repertory Theatre began their journey of 5 shows in 5 weeks with Noises Off.
They have just announced their plans for week 3; director Fiona Scott Norman and musical director Karin Muisnieks will be making the old new again in a cabaret style look at the music and works of Gilbert and Sullivan.
Over the past 125 years, Gilbert and Sullivan have pervasively influenced popular culture in the English-speaking world. The operas have influenced political style and discourse, literature, film and television, lines and quotations have become part of the English language, they have been widely parodied by humorists, and have even been quoted in legal rulings.
Aside from all that, and peeling away the legacy and reputation of these two imposing figures, what you are left with is a rollicking, gay, topsy turvey collection of operas.
This show is a humorous canter through the bellowing melody of a modern major general, the cringingly familiar face of old school racism and sexism and a flittering flight of fairy fancy. A celebration of the songs and a humorous look at the accomplishments and legacy of 2 great theatrical artisans – W. S. Gilbert, and Arthur Sullivan.
The 5 slightly crazy actors taking on this mammoth charge this year are Tim Wotherspoon, Freya Pragt, Brendan Hawke, Lelda Kapsis and Keith Brockett.
Name of show: Gilbert and Sullivan Cabaret Review as part of 5pounds of Repertory Theatre
Dates: November 27th – November 30th + Preview show Tuesday 26th.
Time: 7:30pm + 2:00PM Saturday Matinee.
Location: The Owl and the Pussycat – 34 Swan Street, Richmond (opposite Richmond Station)
Tickets: Full $25. Concession $20. Groups $18. Children $10. Members at Member prices.