It is with a heavy heart that we have learned of the passing of our good friend Kay Mellor. Leeds born and bred, Kay was a pioneer of northern drama and real-life stories, going where no other female writer, director, or actor had gone before. We’re deeply proud and humbled to have been chosen as the home venue for her two stage premieres, Fat Friends The Musical (2017) and Band of Gold (2019) – both of which were huge success stories, as was everything that Kay turned her hand to. The hearts and thoughts of our theatre family are with her family, who we are also blessed to call friends of our theatres.

Express G & S

Presented by Charles Court Opera & Music Theatre Limited
£26.60 - £21.60
Three men dressed in period costumes (a tailor, a policeman and a detective) appear from over the top of a giant magnifying glass. The word 'Express' sits above the glass with 'G&S' written in it.

All aboard for a murderous musical mystery tour!

The masters of G&S in small spaces present this brand new, side-splitting spoof of the classic railway mystery. A trio of intriguing travellers (and a pianist) take on multiple characters, uncover clue upon red herring, while ripping through the G&S operettas with a cake soaked butter knife, all aboard the G&S Express.

Get ready to be swept away on this topsy-turvy journey – from Penzance to Titipu, from Venice to the Tower of London, from Portsmouth to Fairyland – in a brand new story packed with references from every single G&S operetta.

This highly inventive, witty murder mystery spoof is splattered with favourite songs from the Savoy operas including The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado and H.M.S. Pinafore, as well as from those less performed, such as The Sorcerer, Princess Ida and Utopia Ltd.

★★★★
‘Wickedly funny’
GUARDIAN

★★★★★
‘An irresistible staging’
STAGE

*Press from previous productions

Event information

Running Time: 1hr 15 mins including interval

*Prices include a £1 booking fee. Where applicable, a £1 charge for postage will also be payable.