International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival
12 Aug — 16 Aug 2021 | Tour Director: Donald Maxwell
• In the words of Tour Director Donald Maxwell, experience the “essential guide to all things Gilbert & Sullivan”
• Take in a range of professional productions, including Patience, The Mikado and HMS Pinafore
• Enjoy a variety of talks and lectures, all set in the picturesque spa town of Harrogate
Operatic baritone, director and lecturer
Tour assembles at The Yorkshire Hotel, Harrogate, for four nights. 1430 orientation walking tour of Harrogate followed by welcome and introduction to the tour. Evening lecture: Gilbert & Sullivan.
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.
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.
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.
Tour disperses after breakfast.
12 Aug — 16 Aug 2021
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“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.