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Concerts to celebrate the end of Hull Savoyard's 80th Anniversary year

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Saturday, 01 November 2014 19:25

 

The following concerts are  to celebrate the end of Hull Savoyard's  80th anniversary year.


21st November 2014   Cottingham Civic Hall. Cottingham.

22nd November 2014 Tickton Little Theatre, Tickton. Tickton Little Theatre, Tickton.  

28th November 2014  Beverley Memorial Hall, Lairgate, Beverley.

Tickets - £7.00 available at the door.

For details tel: 01482 876918

 

The first half of the concert will present a selection of Gilbert and Sullivan songs from a selection of their operas. The second half of the concerts will be a costumed production of the ever popular Trial by Jury, the story for this is as follows;

The court assembles for the sad case of Edwin, sued by Angelina for breach of promise of marriage. The usher urges the jurymen to be impartial; but when Edwin states his case, saying that he has fallen in love with someone else, the jury is unconvinced. The learned judge hurries in, mistakenly believing this to be a murder trial. He explains to the court the rather dubious route that led him to become a judge. Angelina then arrives with her family, pathetically still wearing her wedding dress. She confides that she is really after Edwin’s money but the court is completely taken in by her theatrical declarations of love. Led by her crafty counsel, Angelina literally throws herself on the mercy of the foreman and then the judge. Edwin tries hard to extricate himself by first suggesting a compromise, that he will marry both Angelina and his new love, and then saying that Angelina is lucky to be rid of him as he is violent when drunk. But this only leads to more objections.

In a hurry to get away, the judge suggests one final solution and that is __________________?

 

An Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan including 'Trial by Jury'

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Saturday, 01 November 2014 18:39

   

80th Anniversary for Hull Savoyard's - The Mikado

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Tuesday, 03 June 2014 16:41

The Hull Savoyards were formed in 1934 to foster the production of light opera and in particular the Savoy operas of Gilbert and Sullivan and the proceeds from these productions after reserving a nominal sum to stabilise the Society was to be handed over to local charities.

The first production was “THE MIKADO” by Gilbert and Sullivan for one week commencing Monday, April 16th 1934 at the Alexandra Theatre, Hull and for the 80th anniversary of the Society we are once again to perform The Mikado or the Town of Titipu. Unfortunately the Alexandra Theatre is no longer available and in June 2014 we will be performing the Mikado at various venues in Hull, Beverley, Cottingham, Driffield and Hornsea with all performances commencing at 7.30 pm. as follows;

The Beverley Memorial Hall on Friday 6th June 2014 and Saturday 7th June 2014. Tickets available on the door or contact Beverley Music Centre, 14 Norwood, Beverley.

Tel. No. 01482 881584

 

The Cottingham Civic Hall on Friday 13th June 2014.

Tickets available on the door or contact 01482 876918

The North Hall, Driffield School and Sixth Form on Saturday 14th June 2014.

Tickets available on the door or contact Sorkalls, 52-53 Middle Street South, Driffield.

Tel. No. 01377 252101

The Middleton Hall, Cottingham Rd, Hull on 20th June 2014

Tickets available on the door or contact 01482 876918

The Floral Hall, Hornsea on 21st June 2014.

Tickets available on the door or contact The Vernon 136-138 Newbegin, Hornsea.

Tel. No. 01964 532986

The performances at Beverly, Middleton Hall and Hornsea include the Kingston Savoy Orchestra

Tickets are £9.50 Adults, £9.00 Concessions with a family ticket which includes up to 3 children £25.00 at Beverly, Middleton Hall and Hornsea.

Tickets are £8.50 Adults, £8.00 Concessions with a family ticket which includes up to 3 children £24.00 at Cottingham and Driffield.

www.hullsavoyards.co.uk

 

The operetta satirizes Victorian England and Gilbert and Sullivan attempt to sprinkle some mystery in with their story and set it in Japan, a land faraway from Britain. Heads begin to roll as Nanki-Poo, the disguised son of the Emperor of Japan has fled the town of Titipu to escape a forced marriage with the elderly Katisha. He falls in love with the beautiful Yum-Yum but she is engaged to marry the Lord High Executioner, Ko-Ko. To complicate matters, Nanki-Poo’s spurned fiancée, Katisha, arrives to claim him. The Mikado is the most popular of the G&S operas and always great fun. Wonderful music, wit and colourful costumes.

   

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