International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival
13 Aug — 17 Aug 2020 | Tour Director: Donald Maxwell
• In the words of Tour Director Donald Maxwell, experience the “essential guide to all things Gilbert & Sullivan”
• Take in a total of five professional productions, including the rarely-performed The Emerald Isle
• Enjoy a variety of talks and lectures, all set in the picturesque spa town of Harrogate
Operatic baritone, director and lecturer
Tour assembles at the White Hart Hotel, Harrogate, for four nights. 1430 orientation walking tour of Harrogate followed by welcome and introduction to the tour. Evening lecture: Gilbert & Sullivan.
Morning lecture: Introduction to The Emerald Isle, followed by guest talk with Bernard Lockett, trustee of the Gilbert & Sullivan Festival. Afternoon matinee fringe performance featuring the King’s College London Gilbert & Sullivan Society: The Mikado. Evening festival performance featuring the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company: The Emerald Isle.
Morning lecture: Introduction to The Pirates of Penzance and Patience. Afternoon matinee festival performance featuring the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company: The Pirates of Penzance. Evening festival performance featuring the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company: Patience.
Morning lecture: Introduction to HMS Pinafore and The Sorcerer. Afternoon matinee festival performance featuring the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company: HMS Pinafore. Evening festival performance featuring the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company: The Sorcerer.
Tour disperses after breakfast.
13 Aug — 17 Aug 2020
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“Donald Maxwell is an exceptional leader. We enjoyed his entertaining lectures, his knowledge and musical anecdotes.”
“I must admit now that I am unable to think of an imperfection let alone a fault with the whole experience”
- ACE customers on 2019 International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival tour
This is not a strenuous tour and does not involve significant amounts of walking. Please note that participants will be required to navigate the stairs at the Royal Hall.
DONALD MAXWELL INTRODUCTION
Tour Director Donald Maxwell writes: “This festival is your essential guide to all things connected to Gilbert & Sullivan. For 27 years this uniquely British celebration has produced a variety of programmes, which appeal to both the enthusiast and the novice. The Emerald Isle is rarely done, so will be an interesting curiosity.”
Cost of £1295 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, five professional performances, one fringe event, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £210.