The Gondoliers is considered by many judges to be musically the best of Arthur Sullivan’s collaborations with W S Gilbert. Bournemouth G&S Operatic Society are proud to be presenting it at Lighthouse, Poole, from 19 to 21 October at 7.30, with a 2.30 matinée on the Saturday.
Giusppe and Marco, two Venetian gondoliers, are informed that one of them is the King of Barataria. Unfortunately, they don’t know which one because as a baby, the King was entrusted to the care of a drunken gondolier who mixed up the prince with his own son. To make matters worse, they are ardent republicans who don’t believe in things like kingship, but they agree to share the responsibilities of governing Barataria until they can find out which of them is the true heir. The situation is further complicated when the Duke and Duchess of Plaza-Toro reveal that as an infant, the then future king was married to their daughter – who is in love with another man. But when did true love ever run smooth in G&S?
Tickets from 01202 280000 or www.lighthousepoole.co.uk.