Libretto by W.S.GILBERT
Music by ARTHUR SULLIVAN, JACQUES OFFENBACH
New Performing Version by ANTHONY BAKER, TIM HENTY


Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first collaboration by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, GSOV presents Thespis or The Gods Grown Old as our last offering for the year. This is less a comic opera and more a joyous¬†extravaganza. It was traditional for theatres to put on festive works over the Christmas season, and Gilbert and Sullivan were commissioned to provide one for the London’s Gaiety Theatre for Christmas 1871.

Much of the music has been lost, but detailed research has allowed the work to be reconstructed. The setting is ancient Greece and the gods on Mount Olympus are tired and ageing. When a troupe of actors stumble onto them an agreement is reached that the gods and actors will swap places for a year. Of course chaos and much fun ensues.


Director: DIANA BURLEIGH
Musical Director: GEOFFREY URQUHART

Cast

GODS
Jupiter Rick Burman
Apollo Ron Pidcock
Mars Robin Halls
Diana Anna Castle
Mercury Amelia Le Plastrier
Venus Rachel Buckley
Caliope Robyn Pidcock

 

MORTALS
Thespis James Douglas
Sillimon Andrew McGrail
Timidon Paul Tooby
Tipseion Sam Hargreaves
Sparkeion Philip Libratore
Nicemis Elena Griffiths
Pretteia
Daphne Naomi Tooby
Cymon Teddy Douglas

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Performances:

* Malvern Theatre

Thursday 17th November 2022, 8pm
Friday 18th November 2022, 8pm
Saturday 19th November 2022, 2pm
Saturday 19th November 2022, 8pm
Sunday 20th November 2022, 2pm

29 Burke Road, East Malvern

 

* Dunolly Town Hall

Saturday 26th November 2022, 2pm

83 Broadway Dunolly

Tickets available at the door.

 

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Enquiries: 0490 465 009, tickets@gsov.org.au