The New Aquarian Opera Company
This award-winning new show, written by Susan Ellerby, tells the story of the world's longest running musical, using songs taken entirely from the Gilbert and Sullivan canon but with a few Gilbertian plot twists, to make it Less Miserable! This will be the first production since its award-winning debut at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe. Imagine Gilbert in heaven bragging that, as fathers of the modern musical, all new musicals are basically just variations on their own plots. Sullivan challenges him to tell the story of the world's longest running musical using only their own songs. Gilbert agrees, but only if he can make some changes to ensure an implausibly happy ending! Expect all the Gilbertian elements: an abandoned baby, ridiculous disguises, and love at first sight, alongside music from all the Savoy Operas and many opportunities for the usual silly dances!
Less Miserable will be performed alongside a first half concert of Opera and Operetta Showstoppers including The Brindisi, The Quartet from Rigoletto, The Card Trio from Carmen, Beatrice & Benedict, Papageno Papagena and The Merry Widow
7:45pm to 10:15pm 24th 25th & 26th November 2021
The Barn Theatre, 25 Bluehouse Lane, Oxted, Surrey RH8 0AA
Tickets - Adults £17.00 Under 16's £12.00
Box Office Website www.ticketsource.co.uk/barn-theatre/e-ayldxd
Box Office Telephone - 07444 480965
The pandemic postponed the April 2020 production the Franz Lehár operetta, The Merry Widow, now re-scheduled for December 2022.
This month we present A Night At The Opera, featuring the English debut of award winning Gilbert and Sullivan's Improbable New Musical - Less Miserable, from 24th to 26th November 2021 at The Barn Theatre, Oxted.