Charles Court Opera presents

Charles Court Opera presents

EXPRESS G&S

The complete works of Gilbert & Sullivan – in 75 minutes!

Mon 9 Aug 8pm Main Lawn Stage


All aboard the G&S express for the very model of a modern major mash up!

‘The masters of G&S in small spaces’ present this brand new, inventive and virtuosic production that is sure to put a huge smile on your face.

Get ready to be swept away from Penzance to Titipu, from Venice to the Tower of London, from Portsmouth to Fairyland, as Charles Court Opera takes on the ill advisable challenge of performing the complete works of Gilbert & Sullivan – in 75 minutes!

Featuring favourite songs and scenes from the operas, including ‘The Pirates of Penzance’, ‘The Mikado’ and ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’, as well as from those less performed, such as ‘The Sorcerer,’ ‘Princess Ida’ and ‘Utopia Ltd’, this brave (but foolish) endeavour is one not to be missed!

Charles Court Opera is one of the leading chamber opera and music theatre companies in the UK. One of the champions of the reinvigoration of Gilbert and Sullivan, they recently received the award for Best Opera Production at the Off West End awards for H.M.S. Pinafore and this summer, they are to co-produce The Pirates of Penzance with Opera Holland Park.

Devised by John Savournin and David Eaton, with design by Holly Pigott.

★★★★★ ‘An Irresistible staging’ The Stage

★★★★ ‘Wickedly funny’ The Guardian

★★★★ ‘Exquisite, ingenious’ Evening Standard

★★★★ ‘Extremely well sung’ Time Out Critics’ Choice

‘A sparklingly fresh package of laughs, pathos, foolery and high-class music making’ Opera Now

Tickets £25

Friends & Castle Members £22.50

Discounted Theatre and Gardens ticket £36.45

Enter through the Castle Top Gate past the first set of trees then turn right, the Main Lawn sweeps down before you to the Main Lawn Stage carefully positioned so you don’t miss an inch of the captivating view of Hever Castle while you picnic. You are welcome to bring chairs, picnic tables, beanbags, blankets, whatever makes you comfortable without blocking the view of those around you in this uncovered setting. Social distancing measures are in place, you can choose where to sit along as you abide by them. It is the perfect relaxed environment to enjoy our performances with a view!

Do bring umbrellas if necessary, gazebos are not permitted.