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The Social & Political Satire of Gilbert & Sullivan, Northiam
February 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Gilbert wrote the words, Sullivan the music. In their time, they were as dynamic a duo as Lennon and McCartney! Gilbert’s satirical writing and verbal ingenuity were so well tailored to Sullivan’s inventive melodies, that together they established a distinctive (and very English) type of operetta, famous for lampooning life in the Victorian era. Their popularity waxes and wanes with each new generation. But their lyrics still ring true, particularly those aimed at politicians!|
After all, social and political satire was their bread and butter and in the 25 years of working together, they created 14 very successful operettas, although their own relationship was often less harmonious than their musical output.
The presenter is Bernard Lockett, an acclaimed author and broadcaster on all things G&S and he is also a Trustee of the International G&S Festival in Harrogate. His talk considers the social and political comments within the works of Gilbert & Sullivan and their relevance in the 21st century.
Please note that guests are very welcome but will be asked to pay a £3 entrance fee so why not try our mini-membership offer? Visit www.ndhls.co.uk for further details.