Opera Sat 26 June 2021

Express G & S


"An irresistible staging"

The Stage

"From the opening explosion of energy this is a show that knows where it’s heading, and that’s to five-star heaven"

What's On Stage

All aboard for a murderous musical mystery tour!

"The masters of G&S in small spaces" present this brand new, side-splitting spoof of the classic railway mystery.

A trio of intriguing travellers (and a pianist) take on multiple characters, uncover clue upon red herring, while ripping through the Gilbert & Sullivan operettas with a cake soaked butter knife, all aboard the G&S Express.

Get ready to be swept away on this Topsy-turvy journey - from Penzance to Titipu, from Venice to the Tower of London, from Portsmouth to Fairyland - in a brand new story packed with references from every single G&S operetta.

This highly inventive, witty murder mystery spoof is splattered with favourite songs from the Savoy operas including The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado and H.M.S. Pinafore, as well as from those less performed, such as The Sorcerer, Princess Ida and Utopia Ltd.


Sat 26 June 2021




75 minutes

Important information

Charles Court Opera’s Express G&S will take place outdoors in our Courtyard. The show will go ahead whatever the weather so please bring whatever you may need come rain or shine! 

In line with the latest government announcement all shows in our summer 2021 will continue to follow the most recent coronavirus restrictions. We have reduced the capacity in our Courtyard and audiences will be seated in accordance with social distancing guidelines.

You can find out more about how we are keeping you safe throughout the coronavirus pandemic by clicking here.

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