A Festival of Gilbert Plays
A rare opportunity to discover a collection of neglected one-act plays from W.S Gilbert.
As a young barrister W.S. Gilbert found himself waiting for all too infrequent briefs. Instead, he turned to writing and soon after was earning his living as a playwright and librettist. Mostly remembered today for his collaboration with Arthur Sullivan, he nevertheless continued to write plays, his last, The Hooligan, was completed just four months before his death.
This collection demonstrates his differing interests and styles and hold the stage well today:
Comedy and Tradgedy
An actress finds a deadly solution to her tricky romantic situation.
A condemned man pleads for justice.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
In a parody of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’, Rosencrantz and Ophelia scheme to get rid of Hamlet so they can be together.
Creatures of Impulse
A fairy toys with guests at an inn for her own devious pleasure.
6 Performances at The Malvern Theatre
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29 Burke Road, East Malvern 3145
Thursday 21st November, 8pm
Friday 22nd November, 8pm
Saturday, 23rd November, 2pm
Saturday, 23rd November, 8pm
Sunday, 24th November, 2pm
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