The Gondoliers

by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

9th to 13th June 2009

Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham


Stage Director: Gill Cogzell
Musical Director: Peter Meason


The Duke of Plaza-Toro - Simon Moss
Luiz - Mike Ferris
Don Alhambra - Keith Swinford
Marco - Ralph Barnes
Giuseppe - Andrew Lawson
Antonio - Richard Schofield
Francesco - Robert Barton-Ancliffe
Giorgio - Malcolm Webb
Annibale - Philip Wenham
The Duchess of Plaza-Toro - Roz Edwards
Casilda - Caroline Price
Gianetta - Emma Ponfield
Tessa - Fiona Hale
Fiametta - Kirsten Schofield
Vittoria - Sarah Eliot
Giulia - Penny Lewis
Inez - Pat Schofield


Brothers Marco and Giuseppe, both Venetian gondoliers, have only one goal in mind - to marry Gianetta and Tessa, the girls of their choice. However, they are shocked to discover that one of them is the heir to the kingdom of Barataria, and as such was betrothed as an infant to Casilda, the daughter of Duke and Duchess of Plaza Toro. In true Gilbertian style, all they have to do is work out which brother is which. Gilbert's pithy commentary on social climbing and misguided notions of equality perfectly complements the exuberant music from Sullivan, in a colourful, energetic show that includes the well-known "Take a Pair of Sparkling Eyes" and "Dance a Cachuca."


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