|October 27th 2012||Concert £7 (£9)|
|"The Time Traveller"|
An original one-act comic opera inspired by the works of Gilbert and Sullivan.
|Music by Bryan Kesselman|
|Words by Philip Barnett|
Just imagine that Sir William Gilbert finally persuaded Sir Arthur Sullivan to let him use the lozenge plot. The result, inspired by HG Wells' The Time Machine, might have been a short opera with the theme of time travel.
The Time Traveller has the feel of a Gilbert and Sullivan opera, but is comprised of entirely original material by Bryan Kesselman (music) and Philip Barnett (words). G&S aficionados will enjoy finding the many musical and textual references to Savoy Operas. Everyone will enjoy the Gilbertian lyrics and Sullivan-esque melodies. Also, in true Gilbert fashion, there are several nods in the direction of modern-day culture.
The cast includes Bryan, Philip and Alexandra McPhee, with accompaniment by Chris Coote.
The second half of the evening will comprise songs from Entertaining People's eclectic repertoire.
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