20:00, Fri 20th – Sat 21st November 2009 at Christ's New Court Theatre
14:30, Sat 21st November 2009 at Christ's New Court Theatre
Michaelmas Week 6
The Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society are proud to present the last of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operas The Grand Duke, or, The Statutory Duel. The play starts with a theatrical troupe preparing to put on Troilus and Cressida – but they are also conspiring to overthrow the detested Grand Duke Rudolph. When Ludwig, the company’s comedian, accidentally reveals all to the Grand Duke’s detective, it starts a mad chain of events involving a rigged duel, squabbling actors, two Grand Dukes and four Grand Duchesses!
With songs about sausage rolls, roulette, and duels fought with cards, The Grand Duke is undergoing a revival amongst G&S Societies; it will delight audiences with its absurd characters, witty libretto and lively score.
The G&S Society’s freshers’ show is a superb chance for new and old hands to come together for this unique show, the first fully staged production of the Grand Duke by the G&S Society since 1994. To find out about more about the show, read the libretto and hear the music, visit http://math.boisestate.edu/GaS/grand_duke/html/index.html