2017 – The Gondoliers

Gondoliers Poster (2017)

Click on the poster above to view the Gondoliers Photo Gallery

Director – Claire Camble-Hutchins
Musical Director – Helen Brind
 
The Duke of Plaza-Toro – Ian Metcalfe
Luiz – David Robinson
Don Alhambra del Bolero – Mike Griffiths
Marco Palmieri – Adam Davis
Giuseppe Palmieri – Henry Halewood
Antonio – Tony Broomfield
Annibale – Patrick D’Ardenne
The Duchess of Plaza-Toro – Amanda King
Casilda (her daughter) – Eleanor Riley
Gianetta – Mehreen Shah
Tessa – Amy McIntosh
Fiametta – Tanya Lerchenborg
Vittoria – Lucy Holt
Giulia – Sharon White
Inez (The King’s Foster Mother) – Gill Linford
 
Gondoliers, Contadine and Citizens:
Wendy Costigan, Patrick D’Ardenne, Linda Dry, Ruth Flower, Mike Fuller, Roz Golbey, Martha Jenkins, Adrian Lane,
Gill Linford, John Newth, Roderick Parsons, Roy Perrins, Kimberley Rowland, Christine Skidmore, Liz Sutherland,
Ann Terry
 

Sceneoneplus review excerpts from the review by K D Johnson

“Stylish projected sequences onto hanging boards during the overture tell some of the back story of the principals, showing the infant Casilda growing up in Spain and the infant prince growing up in Venice and then the adult Casilda and her parents journeying overseas to Venice. The projections onto these boards throughout the show are something that D’Oyly Carte couldn’t even have dreamed of, but it is one of the many excellent modernisations of this show”………..

…….. “It seems traditional, certainly with this society, to insert some modern references and humour into Gilbert’s libretto, so we chuckle at the implication that the Spanish Inquisitor is so well informed because ‘he follows it all on Twitter’, or that Marco and Giuseppe have no-one to ‘like their Facebook posts’ – good stuff!

The costumes and wigs are colourful and extravagant, the effects and staging are stylish, the orchestra are superb, the singing is excellent, the choreography is delightful, the sound quality is flawless. I am running out of superlatives.“

See the full review here: http://sceneoneplus.com/the-gondoliers/

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