|10:00||The Georgian Theatre & Richmond||Day Trip||£30|
A visit to Britain’s oldest working theatre (in its original form) – The Georgian Theatre Royal in the delightful North Yorkshire market town of Richmond.
Built in 1788, the Georgian Theatre Royal is Britain’s most complete Georgian playhouse. The Festival visit on Saturday August 25th coincides with Richmond’s annual Georgian Festival and we are delighted that Nick Sales andSarah Helsby Hughes will perform an afternoon of opera and operetta in this remarkable space.
Our bus leaves the Royal Hall at 10am and you will have the opportunity of exploring Richmond and enjoying lunch before the concert in the theatre at 2.30pm. Richmond is a fascinating town with an impressive castle keep, a vast cobbled market place and an elegant Georgian district. You will be back at the Royal Hall in time for dinner and the evening Festival show.
Tickets including the bus and Georgian Theatre cost £30.
|10:30||From Candles to Computers||Ken Robertson Scott||Utopia Theatre||£7.50|
|13:00||Lunchtime entertainment||Hot & Cold Food||Utopia Pavilion||FREE|
|14:30||Ages Ago||Taverners Theatre||Utopia Theatre||£15|
Taverners Theatre, a new amateur opera society founded in August of this year, are bringing their first production to the Festival so that they can share it with a wider audience. The show is Ages Ago, by W. S. Gilbert and Frederic Clay. As opposed to the traditional casting of this show, in which each actor plays two of the five roles, Taverners have put together a revival featuring ten experienced G&S performers aged between 20 and 30, all of whom are based in and around Hull.
|14:30||Trial by Jury & The Sorcerer||The National G&S Opera Co.||Royal Hall, Harrogate||£25 – £45|
A magical double bill of two Gilbert & Sullivan favourites.
Trial by Jury is a delightful, one act operetta about the glamorous Angelina, jilted by her dastardly fiancee Edwin. She decides to sue him for breach of promise of marriage. The judge and indeed all the members of the jury fall for Angelina’s charms so will she finally manage to walk down the aisle?
Gilbert’s wit is brilliant and Sullivan’s music at its best, so no wonder Trial by Jury has been referred to as “probably the most successful British one-act operetta of all time”. A joy!
The Sorcerer is a rare opportunity to see a magical Gilbert and Sullivan show that seldom gets a professional outing. The plot of The Sorcerer is based on a Christmas story, An Elixir of Love, that Gilbert wrote for The Graphic magazine in 1876.
Love potions, a sorcerer and his magic spells…..what could possibly go wrong? Don’t miss this spellbinding production directed by John Savournin and conducted by the equally magical James Hendry.
|19:30||HMS Pinafore||Charles Court Opera||Royal Hall, Harrogate||£25 – £45|
Charles Court Opera have been described as one of the leading and most versatile chamber opera and music theatre companies in the UK. Founded by John Savournin 13 years ago, we look forward to their annual appearance at our Festival as do the their growing number of admirers.
|22:00||Late Night Festival Club & Cabaret||Bar and Hot & Cold Food||Utopia Pavilion||£3|