Gilbert & Sullivan


A new co-production with D’Oyly Carte Opera
& State Opera South Australia

Theatre Royal


Thu 21 May

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Festival Theatre


Fri 12 Jun

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Hackney Empire


Fri 17 Jul

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Gilbert & Sullivan’s penultimate opera, Utopia, Limited, was written immediately after The Gondoliers. Here, with an updated libretto by director Stuart Maunder and a revised musical version by Scottish Opera’s Head of Music Derek Clark, it is given its Scottish Opera premiere and the airing it so deserves.

Satirising the conceits of the mighty British Empire, its politics, monarchy and press, Utopia, Limited is as incisive now as ever it was. On the island of Utopia, in the far south seas, King Paramount dreams of England. But his hope to ‘civilise’ his people by adopting English ways backfires, and all turns out to be decidedly less civilised than expected…

Full of sparkling wit, Utopia, Limited is packed with show-stopping patter, brilliant choruses and music that is, at times, of almost Verdian beauty. Performed by the cast of The Gondoliers

Running time approx. 2 hrs 40 mins
Sung in English with English supertitles

Cast & Creative Team

All roles
Performed by the cast of The Gondoliers

Derek Clark

Stuart Maunder

Set & Costume Designer
Dick Bird

Lighting Designer
Paul Keogan

Yvette Lee

Theatre Royal Glasgow
21 May 2020 7.15pm

Festival Theatre Edinburgh
12 Jun 2020 7.15pm

Hackney Empire, London
17 Jul 2020 7.30pm 

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