Express G & S

Presented by Charles Court Opera & Music Theatre Limited
£26.60 - £21.60
City Varieties Music Hall
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.

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7:30pm