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Gilbert and Sullivan Society · Exeter · Devon

Written by W S Gilbert

An entirely original farcical comedy in three acts


    There are two versions of ‘Engaged.


    The play was written by W S Gilbert

    Original play first produced at the Haymarket Theatre, London on 3rd November 1877


    There followed a Comic Opera
    Written by W S Gilbert

    Composed by Arthur Sullivan

    Adapted from W S Gilbert’s Three Act Farcical Comic Play "Engaged"

    by George Rowell and Kenneth Mobbs


    First produced by the Bristol Opera School on 27th March 1962


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    1962  —  Bristol Opera  —  Comic Opera (World Première)

    1962  —  Windsor, Theatre Royal  — Comic Opera - Professional

    1963  —  Bristol Opera  —  Comic Opera

    1964  —  Grosvenor Light Opera Company  —  Comic Opera

    1965  —  Cambridge Operatic Society  —  Comic Opera

    1965  —  Kirkcaldy Gilbert and Sullivan Society  —  Comic Opera

    1965  —  Savoy Opera Company, Melbourne  —  Comic Opera

    1969  —  Geoids Amateur Operatic Society  —  Comic Opera

    1969  —  Savoy Opera Company, Melbourne  —  Comic Opera

    1974  —  Savoy Opera Company, Melbourne  —  Comic Opera

    1975  —  The National Theatre, London  —  Original Play Professional

    1978  —  West Wickham Operatic Society  —  Comic Opera

    1992  —  Gilbert & Sullivan Society of South Australia  —  Comic Opera

    2002  —  University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society  —  Comic Opera

    2010  —  Irish Classical Theatre Company  —  Original Play

    2010  —  Talent to aMuse Theatre Company, San Diego  —  Original Play

    2010  —  Victorian Lyric Opera Company, Maryland  —  Original Play (Photographs)

    2010  —  San Francisco State University  —  Original Play

    2011  —  The Lamplighters, California  —  Original Play

    2013  —  The Questors, Ealing  —  Original Play

    2014  —  Second Floor Theatre, Harrogate  —  Original Play


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      Annotated play-script of Engaged