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THE SAVOY OPERAS

THE GONDOLIERS

or, THE KING OF BARATARIA

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ST DAVID’S PLAYERS

Gilbert and Sullivan Society · Exeter · Devon

Written by W S Gilbert

Composed by Arthur Sullivan

Premièred at The Savoy Theatre, London 7th December 1889 running for 554 performances.

St David’s Players’ productions: (click to expand)

A brief synopsis:

 

The Grand Inquisitor informs two Venetian Gondoliers who have just got married that one of them is the King of Barataria. However, only their foster mother knows which one is king and
no-one knows where the foster mother is.

 

It also transpires that the king was married to the daughter of a Spanish Duke when he was an infant. The Spanish Duke and this family travel to Barataria to claim her place on the throne.

 

Meanwhile the two Venetian wives decide to travel to Barataria too, resulting in the three women all arriving at the same time and all wanting to know which of them is queen, leading to all sorts of comical plot twists and turns.

 

 

The Gondoliers

The Grand Duke

HMS Pinafore

Iolanthe

The Martyr of Antioch

The Mikado

Patience

The Pirates of Penzance

Princess Ida

Ruddigore

The Sorcerer

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