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Less than 2 weeks left to catch "Cox & Box - Mrs Bouncer's Legacy"

There are now less than 2 weeks left to see “Cox & Box – Mrs Bouncer’s legacy” at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.

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I am sure you have often heard of someone being described as a martinet. My fascination with the etymology of words led some time ago to query the meaning and origin of the word. 355 more words


Director's Notebook: On the Enduring Influence of The Mikado ~ Guest post by director Chris Bord

Yesterday National Public Radio did a story on the continued friction about the Seattle production of The Mikado.  Last night was the opening of… 1,645 more words

Glamour and glitz with the Mikado

Set in the zany flashy world of modern fashion houses with costumes inspired by Versace and Jean-Paul Gaultier, the acclaimed Opera della Luna will be bringing one of the most famous Gilbert and Sullivan shows of all time – The Mikado – to Buxton Opera House from August 14-16. 227 more words


Cartoon opera

Gilbert and Sullivan is about as cartoony you can get- though Offenbach comes very close. I think animation probably lends itself to music that has distinctive rhythms and an interesting orchestration.  367 more words

No laughing matter

Christians are used to being thought bizarre by others. Or, they should be. After all one of the earliest rumors circulated in ancient Rome concerned secret dawn gatherings by the “followers of one Chrestus” at which children were drowned and cannibalism took place. 629 more words