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A celebration of Gilbert and Sullivan with Opera Anywhere

We are delighted to be welcoming Opera Anywhere back to Hever Festival Theatre for their second year to perform two more Gilbert & Sullivan family favourites, The Mikado and Patience. Both classic operettas filled with much merriment and mirth.

Mikado 2

The Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan
Saturday 11 August 8pm
Reserved covered seating £24
Set in Japan, The Mikado presents a tangled web of love. Nanki-Poo, the son of the Mikado, flees in search of his true love, Yum-Yum, to avoid marrying a much older suitor. Yum-Yum, however, is betrothed to Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner, against her will. Things, as you can see, are complicated! But can everything be righted before someone loses their head? Expect high jinx, lots of energy and clever wordplay as all is revealed.
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Patience by Gilbert & Sullivan
Sunday 12 August 8pm
Reserved covered seating £24


All the well-born young ladies in the village, rapturously caught up in aestheticism, are in love with two contrasting aesthetic poets — a “fleshy” poet and an “idyllic” poet. But the poets are both in love with Patience, the simple village milkmaid, who cares nothing for poetry. Patience learns that true love must be completely unselfish–it must wither and sting and burn! The girls’ military suitors


don’t see the point to aesthetics, but they decide to give it a try to win the women’s hearts. It is touch and go for awhile, but everyone ends up with a suitable partner, even if it is only a tulip or lily.


 

Book now at http://www.heverfestival.co.uk

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