An unscrupulous landlord lets the same flat out to two different men: a hatter who is out at work all day, and a printer who is out at work all night. When the hatter is given the day off and the two lodgers discover each other, the landlord’s scheme falls apart. But when the lodgers discover they have something in common, will they forget their quarrel?
Adapted by F.C. Burnand from a play by John Maddison Morton, and composed in 1866, this one-act musical farce was the first successful operetta by Arthur Sullivan, who later collaborated with acclaimed playwright W.S. Gilbert on such household names as The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, and H.M.S. Pinafore, which continue to delight and entertain audiences of all ages today.