The Gondoliers

The Mikado

The Sorcerer

The Martyr of Antioch

Ruddigore

The Yeomen of the Guard

Other works performed by St Davids Players

St Davids Players
past productions

HMS Pinafore

The Pirates of Penzance

Trial by Jury

Iolanthe

Princess Ida

Utopia (Limited)

The Grand Duke

Patience

Thespis

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THE SAVOY OPERAS

THE GRAND DUKE

or, THE STATUTORY DUEL

 

#ExeterGandS

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 March 1896 running for 123 performances.

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

A brief synopsis:

 

Ludwig, leading comedian of a theatrical troupe, prepares to marry Lisa, another member of the troupe.  However, their company is involved in a conspiracy to overthrow the Grand Duke of Pfennig-Halbfennig.

 

As a result of the overthrow, Ludwig becomes the Grand Duke and also becomes engaged to four different women who all have a prior claim on the Grand Duke’s hand in marriage.

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