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  • This was the Society's 7th production of "The Gondoliers".

    Take a look at all our other productions of "The Gondoliers".

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  • The Gondoliers was the first G&S operetta to be honoured with a command performance before Queen Victoria and the Royal Family at Windsor Castle (6th March 1891).

    The Gondoliers is musically pan-European with music borrowed from France - the stately gavotte; from Spain - the Andalusian cachucha; from Italy - the saltarello and the tarantella; and from Venice itself - the Venetian barcarolle.

  • From Gilbert's Bab Ballads:

    From Bad Ballads
    "Now Marco, dear"
Gondoliers 2007

Producer/Director : Graham Weston
Musical Director : Colin Akers


Duke of Plaza Toro :
(a Grandee of Spain)
Richard Buxton
Luiz :
(his Attendant)
Jeremy Shoesmith
Don Alhambra Del Bolero :
(the Grand Inquisitor)
Robert Thurman
-- Venetian Gondoliers --
Marco Palmieri : Steven Greenwood
Giuseppe Palmieri : David Parker
Antonio : David Hall
Francesco : Stephen Roe
Giorgio : Peter Sugden
Annibale : Andrew Stopford
Duchess of Plaza Toro : Stephanie Roe
Casilda :
(her daughter)
Helen Fox
-- Contadine --
Gianetta : Carol Parkinson
Tessa : Antonia McGoverin
Fiametta : Lyndsey Hall
Vittoria : Sally Roberts
Giulia : Rita Jno-Baptiste
Inez :
(the King’s Foster-Mother)
Penny McGoverin
Contadine :

Jean Greenwood, Margaret Hanson, Catherine Roberts, Jennifer Day, Tracey Hook, Debbie Stringer, Marie Sugden, Pamela Thorne, Kathryn Thurman.

Gondoliers :

Tony Johnson, Alexander Jno-Baptiste, Ian Townend, Alan Evans.

"The Gondoliers" in pictures