Sing-along Gondoliers

Jan 25 2019 | By More

EdGAS annual G&S sing-along for Feb

The Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society will be staging a sing-along performance of The Gondoliers on Sunday 3 February 2019.

Audience members are invited to take their scores of Gilbert and Sullivan’s 12th collaboration along to St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church on George Street to join EdGAS in their annual sing-along performance.

The operetta is pure topsy-turvy fun and ran for 554 performances at the Savoy Theatre where it premiered in December 1889.

Anyone who doesn’t own a copy of the score but wants to take part need not despair, as the company will be providing a number of scores to borrow on the night, as well as the soloists and full orchestra.

The opera concerns Venetian gondoliers Marco and Giuseppe, who are betrothed to local beauties Gianetta and Tessa.

Unknown to the couples, one of the gondoliers is the heir to the throne of Barataria – but no one knows which, as the rightful heir was entrusted to the care of a drunken gondolier who mixed up the prince with his own son.

married in infancy

Oh, and before being bundled off, the rightful heir was married in infancy to beautiful aristocrat Casilda. Who obviously arrives from Spain to claim her husband – not only to find that there are two potentials but that they are both newly married.

The two young gondoliers must now attempt to rule the kingdom of Barataria together – until the king’s former nurse is found and his true identity confirmed.

The one-off performance comes ahead of EdGAS’s full production of The Mikado at the King’s in March.


Sing-Along The Gondoliers
St Andrew’s and St George’s West, 13 George Street, EH2 2PA
Sunday 3 February 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
Tickets £10 on the door or from TicketSource: Book Here.

The Mikado 
King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ.
Tuesday 12 to Saturday 16 March 2019

Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Sat: 2.30pm.
Fully staged production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s legendary smash hit. Set in the fictional Japanese town of Titipu with exotic costumes and a large and impressive cast, this production promises to be a treat for all ages. Book here.


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