THE NATIONAL Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company believes it can offer the perfect solution to Brexit blues.

And they’ll be heading to Malvern Theatres this autumn to prove it.

A spokesman said: “With all this Brexiting depressing the world it is good to have some quintessential English phenomena delighting the world!

“And what could be more British than any of the thirteen Gilbert and Sullivan operas which have set the standard for musical theatre from Broadway to the West End for 125 years?”

The spokesman added: “Preserving the tradition of the original D’Oyly Carte Opera Company is the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company which this year celebrates its 25th year as the resident professional company for the world famous International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival prior to hitting the road for a tour around the country featuring six brand-new productions for its 2018 season.

“The Pirates of Penzance – this all-time favourite will be a real treat in the hands of director Richard Gauntlett. Watch out for a hilarious production as Richard also takes to the stage as the dotty Major General with his troupe of beautiful daughters.

“A dramatic and updated Ruddigore will be directed by Irish dream team – Vivien Coates and choreographer Mary McDonagh – the pair behind last year’s five star winning production of Princess Ida. And the team will also be in charge of a new production of Iolanthe so you can be sure there will be some real fairy magic in this beautifully conceived production.”

The Sorcerer directed by John Savournin promises “a fresh look at this rarely performed gem” and Trial by Jury, as part of a double bill, promises memorable entertainment.

And last but certainly not least will be the first professional production for more than 120 years of the Sullivan-Grundy piece, Haddon Hall.

The dates for the diary are September 25 to September 29.

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