A NEW theatre show taking the nation by storm is arriving at the Buxton Opera House.
Gilbert and Sullivan Abridged, an irreverent romp through all 14 operettas in 90 topsy, turvy minutes perfect for a complete G&S beginner or fans wishing to relive some key G&S moments.
As well as being credited as the forefathers of the modern musical, Gilbert and Sullivan are also acknowledged as having influenced everybody from Oscar Wilde, Noel Coward and Andrew Lloyd Webber in the UK, to Tom Lehrer in the USA.
Their comedic parody is also discernable in a vein of British comedy that runs through Monty Python and Private Eye to television series like Yes, Minister and Black Adder where the emphasis is on wit, irony and poking fun at the establishment, of course whilst still managing to be delightful at the same time.
Whether you are a Gilbert and Sullivan aficionado, a passing fan or you are still not even sure you know who they are, this show will have you laughing in the aisles.
Gilbert and Sullivan Abridged takes place at Buxton Opera House on Wednesday, February 27 at 7.30pm.
Tickets are priced £14 and £16. For further information or to buy tickets call the Box Office on 0845 127 2190 or buy online at www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.