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The Gondoliers

Two brothers, one of them a king – but which one?

The University of York Gilbert & Sullivan Society

Thursday 23 February to Saturday 25 February 2017

The gondolier brothers Marco and Giuseppe Palmieri are the most charming bachelors in all of Venice, and today they will each choose a bride. All is well for 30 happy minutes - until the Grand Inquisitor of Spain appears to inform the brothers that one of them is in fact the son of the late King of Barataria. The only problem is, nobody is quite sure which brother it is.

Elsewhere, the penniless Duke of Plaza-Toro and his overbearing wife arrive from Spain to seek the king, who was married to their daughter Casilda when they were both infants. Unfortunately for Casilda, she is already in love with Luiz the drummer boy. Will any of our couples get their happy ending?

The Gondoliers will be our 45th main show since the society's formation in 1972, and with a stellar cast and cleverly updated script, it promises to be one of our best shows yet!

Thu 23 Feb 19:30
Fri 24 Feb 19:30
Sat 25 Feb 14:30
Sat 25 Feb 19:30

Surrounding Events


Show Performer Performances
Into The Woods - Junior Pauline Quirke Academy - York Sat 21 Jan 2017
Residents Festival Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sat 28 Jan to Sun 29 Jan 2017
Mary Poppins The Patricia Veale School of Dance Fri 3 Feb to Sat 4 Feb 2017
The Pirates of Penzance - The Bev Jones Broadway Version The Bev Jones Music Company Tue 7 Feb to Sat 11 Feb 2017
Anything Goes The University of York’s Central Hall Musical Society Thu 16 Feb to Sat 18 Feb 2017
The Gondoliers The University of York Gilbert & Sullivan Society Thu 23 Feb to Sat 25 Feb 2017
Dancing On The Edge Lisa Marie Performing Arts Sat 4 Mar 2017
Music Night presents “Stars of the Future” Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sun 5 Mar 2017
Viva La Dance 2 Evelyn Witcombe School of Dance Fri 17 Mar to Sat 18 Mar 2017
Annie York Musical Theatre Company Tue 21 Mar to Sat 25 Mar 2017
Spring Showcase York Music Forum Sun 26 Mar 2017
York Community Choir Festival 2017 - Wednesday Night Joseph Rowntree Theatre Wed 29 Mar 2017
York Community Choir Festival 2017 - Thursday Night Joseph Rowntree Theatre Thu 30 Mar 2017
York Community Choir Festival 2017 - Friday Night Joseph Rowntree Theatre Fri 31 Mar 2017
York Community Choir Festival 2017 - Saturday Afternoon Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sat 1 Apr 2017
York Community Choir Festival 2017 - Saturday Night Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sat 1 Apr 2017
Peter Pan Flying Ducks Youth Theatre Thu 6 Apr to Sat 8 Apr 2017
‘Til The Boys Come Home Joseph Rowntree Theatre Sun 9 Apr 2017