Libretto by W.S.GILBERT

Set in Venice, and a balmy isle in the Mediterranean, this is the quintessential light opera of mixed up babies at birth, set to “the happiest music ever written by an Englishman”. Cachucha, fandango, bolero, Sullivan was truly inspired to write such delicious Italian and Spanish melodies. Gilbert’s satire of Republicanism is still as fresh today as ever. “When everyone is somebody then no one’s anybody”.

With a talented cast including RON PIDCOCK, LYNLEE WILLIAMS, NICK SHARMAN, CHRISTELISE de GRAAF, EMMA STURM, STEPHEN CAROLANE, DANIEL FELTON, SARAH MAHER, MARISA PANZARIN, ANDREW ALESI and GIANFRANCO FILONZI, this will be a splendid New Production with lavish new sets and gorgeous costumes.

“The partnership of Robert Ray and John Ferguson must have been made in G&S heaven” – Theatre Australia 

Director & Choreographer: ROBERT RAY
Musical Direction: JOHN FERGUSON
Lighting Design: FRANCIS CROESE
Scenic Artwork: JOSEPHINE COBB


24-26 June 2021
4 Performances
Running time 2.5 hours approx
(1 Interval)
24th June at 8pm
25th June at 8pm
26th June at 2pm
26th June at 8pm


Alexander Theatre
Monash University
48 Exhibition Walk
Clayton, 3169

Free undercover parking

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Non Subscription Tickets
Adult $50
Concession $45
Student $40
Child u/16 $25
Groups 10+ $35

Working within the COVID-19 Policy of the Venue, the Box Office for this show will not open for non-subscription tickets until approximately one month before the Season. We are hopeful this can be brought forward. In any case, Subscribers will be the first seats booked.

Further, the tickets for shows at the Alexander Theatre will need to be collected from the Box Office upon arrival at the theatre, before the show. They are not providing print-at-home ticketing, or handing GSOV physical tickets for posting to Subscribers. Again, this policy may change as the year rolls on and confidence improves in the handling of the pandemic.