The Gondoliers

8th - 12th November 2022

Playhouse, Cheltenham

Gilbery and Sullivan

Stage Director:
Diana Dodd

Musical Director:
     David Manifold

Chous Master:
     Tom Mullins

     Penny Shewell


Cast List

The Duke - Anthony Jones

Luiz - Samuel Taunton

Don Alhambra - Paul Chesworth

Marco - Mike Ferris

Giuseppi - Jim Whalley

Antonio / Francesco - Richard Schofield

Giorgio - Duncan Hooper

Annibale - Simon Lewis

The Duchess - Bronwen Carless

Casilda - Selina Greenland

Gianetta - Megan Donnelly

Tessa - Sheila Ham

Fiametta - Fiona Gordon-Smith

Vittoria - Sarah Eliot

Giulia - Sim Small

Inez - Tessa Champion

Overture Performers - Ciara Barrett, Tessa Champion


Ciara Barrett

Tessa Champion

Sarah Eliot

Fiona Gordon-Smith

Penny Lewis

Julie Reader-Sullivan

Jo Scriven

Sim Small

Paul Chesworth

Duncan Hooper

Simon Lewis

Richard Schofield

Hugh Tarran

Samuel Taunton

Philip Wenham

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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