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International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival

12 Aug — 16 Aug 2021 | Tour Director: Donald Maxwell

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Tour Director

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Donald Maxwell

Operatic baritone, director and lecturer

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Itinerary

Day

1

Tour assembles at the White Hart Hotel, Harrogate, for four nights. 1430 orientation walking tour of Harrogate followed by welcome and introduction to the tour. Evening lecture: Gilbert & Sullivan.

Day

2

Morning lecture: Introduction to The Yeomen of the Guard, followed by guest talk with Bernard Lockett, Trustee of the Gilbert & Sullivan Festival: The Heritage of Gilbert & Sullivan.  Afternoon festival fringe event (subject to confirmation). Evening festival performance featuring Forbear! Theatre: The Yeomen of the Guard.

Day

3

Morning lecture: Introduction to Patience and The Mikado.  Afternoon matinee festival performance featuring the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company: Patience. Evening festival performance featuring the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company: The Mikado.

Day

4

Morning lecture: Introduction to The Pirates of Penzance and HMS Pinafore. Afternoon matinee festival performance featuring the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company: The Pirates of Penzance. Evening festival performance featuring the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company: HMS Pinafore.

Day

5

Tour disperses after breakfast.

Tour Dates

12 Aug — 16 Aug 2021

Days

5

Cost

£1345

Tour Code

IGSH-21

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Testimonial

“Donald Maxwell is an exceptional leader.  We enjoyed his entertaining lectures, his knowledge and musical anecdotes”
“I must admit now that I am unable to think of an imperfection let alone a fault with the whole experience”
ACE customers on a previous International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival tour

FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES

This not a particularly strenuous tour but participants should meet ACE’s usual fitness criteria. There is a short but busy walk from the hotel to the Royal Hall, and participants will be required to navigate the stairs at the Royal Hall.

TOUR DIRECTOR DONALD MAXWELL WRITES:

“This festival is your essential guide to all things connected to Gilbert & Sullivan. For over 25 years this uniquely British celebration has produced a variety of programmes, which appeal to both the enthusiast and the novice.”

Cost of £1345 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, one fringe event (subject to confirmation), five performances, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £210.

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