In 2001, Musical Theatre Productions (then London Musical Theatre) amalgamated with those who had been responsible for the production of an annual Gilbert and Sullivan operetta at Talbot Theatre, and under a special arrangement with the UWO Students’ Council, commenced the production of G & S shows each January. The Gondoliers was our first endeavour in January, 2001, followed by The Pirates of Penzance in 2002, The Yeomen of the Guard in 2003, The Mikado in 2004, Patience in 2005 and Ruddigore and H.M.S. Pinafore in 2006.
Gilbert and Sullivan operetta’s have been an annual London tradition since 1955. First staged by the Gilbert and Sullivan Society, then produced by Theatre Western (University Students’ Council), then in partnership between London Musical Theatre and Theatre Western, and finally in partnership with the Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western.
In future, Musical Theatre Productions will produce these operettas on its own and at the Palace Theatre. London's tradition of producing Gilbert and Sullivan operettas is the second oldest in all of Canada, with the 2004 production of The Mikado having marked the 50th Anniversary!
Cast size is usually 35 – 40 including all major and minor lead roles. We rent professional costumes for a dramatic and authentic period look and we hire a full orchestra to bring the music to life.
Come out and enjoy the experience, either on-stage or off!
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