Princess Ida at the Minack
    By W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

    19:30, Mon 23rd – Fri 27th September 2019 at The Minack Theatre
    14:00, Tue 24th September 2019 at The Minack Theatre
    14:00, Thu 26th September 2019 at The Minack Theatre
    Summer Vacation

    Following their sell-out production of “The Pirates of Penzance” in 2018, the Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society return to the beautiful Minack Theatre on the cliffs of Cornwall with “Princess Ida”.

    Twenty years ago, King Hildebrand and King Gama arranged a diplomatic match between their infant children, with the marriage to take place when Gama’s daughter Ida came of age.

    Now, the great day is at hand, but while Prince Hilarion eagerly awaits his wedding, Ida has other ideas. She has forsworn men, and now runs a women’s university. When Gama’s failure to deliver his daughter almost provokes war between the two kingdoms, Hilarion and his friends attempt to infiltrate the university, win Ida’s heart, and ensure peace. But Ida will not yield so easily, either to Hilarion’s wooing, or to King Hildebrand’s threats.

    One of the highlights of the Cambridge theatre calendar, the Minack show brings together some of Cambridge’s finest technicians, musicians and performers. The production is put together on site as the cast, crew, and orchestra live and work together in the idyllic village of Paul in Cornwall (a short drive from the theatre). The cast will arrive in early September to begin rehearsals, with the orchestra and technicians following a week later.


    King Gama
    Princess Ida
    Lady Blanche
    Melissa (Understudy)
    Princess Ida (Understudy)
    King Hildebrand


    Viola –
    Flute –
    Oboe –
    Trumpet –
    Violin –
    Leader –
    Trumpet –
    Horn –
    Percussion –

    Production Team

    Producer ,
    Musical Director
    Company Manager –
    Stage Manager
    Lighting Designer
    Sound Designer
    Set Designer
    Chief Electrician
    Pyrotechnician –
    Production Manager ,
    Costumer/Wardrobe Supervisor –
    Technical Director
    Head Carpenter
    Assistant Musical Director
    Assistant Director
    Deputy Stage Manager
    Fight Director –
    Assistant Musical Director