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September 2016: The new Oxford University Press full score and vocal score of The Yeomen of the Guard, edited by Colin Jagger, Director of Music at Portsmouth University, were launched at the Sullivan Festival in Cirencester on 24 September, and will be published on 3 November. Full and reduced orchestral parts will be available for hire.

Details of forthcoming performances in the UK and abroad will be found below.

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Grim's Dyke Hotel, W.S. Gilbert's former home on Harrow Weald, presents opera dinners: The Pirates of Penzance 20 Nov; Iolanthe  18 Dec; The Mikado  4 Dec; Ruddigore 6 Nov.


Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents The Yeomen of the Guard in repertoire from 24 Feb - 30 Oct 2016. Adapted by Sean Graney, Andra Velis Simon, Matt Kahler; directed by Sean Graney.

Opera Anywhere presents The Mikado: Little Theatre, Lewes 30 Dec.

Oper Leipzig presents Die Piraten: at the Musikalische Komödie, Dreilindenstrasse 30, 04177 Leipzig: 9 Oct 3pm; 11 Oct 7.30; 15 Oct 7pm; 16 Oct 3pm; 5 Nov 7pm; 6 Nov 3pm; 26 Nov 7pm; 27 Nov 3pm; 25 Dec (yes, Christmas Day) 6pm; 18 Feb 2017 7pm; 19 Feb 3pm. Tickets +49 (0)341-12 61 261

Much Loved Productions presents A Feast of Gilbert and Sullivan: 14 Oct 8.15 Eshott Hall, as part of the Northumberland Music Festival; 25 Jan 1pm Dewsbury Town Hall; 19 Feb 7.30 Floral Pavilion New Brighton (with orchestra); 24 Feb 8.15 Ednam Hall, as part of the Northumberland Music Festical (with orchestra). 

The Macbeth overture will be performed in a Shakespare gala by the Orchestra of the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre, in the Antonín Dvořák Theatre in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on 21 and 22 October at 6.30.

Charles Court Opera presents The Pirates of Penzance: a semi-staged costumed performance with the 90-strong Bath Choral Society and the Bristol Ensemble, conducted by David Gostick. 22 October at 7.30, Wiltshire Music Centre. Cast includes Richard Suart, Nicholas Sharratt, Daisy Brown, John Savournin and Matthew Kellett. Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1DZ 01225 860100

The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players present Cox and Box and Trial by Jury 29/30 Oct; a new production of The Mikado 28 Dec - 8 Jan 2017; Patience 29-30 April.

The Welsh Musical Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Hopkins, presents The Pirates of Penzance in concert at the Congress Theatre, Cwmbran, on 6 Nov at 7pm. Cast includes Barry Clark, Bruce Graham, Fenton Gray, Martin Milnes, Tammy Davies.

The Cotswold Savoyards present Princess Ida at the Cheltenham Playhouse from 16 - 21 November at 7.30 and Saturday matinée 2pm. Box office 01242-522852

The Macbeth overture will be included in Shakespeare in Music, concerts given by the Louisville Orchestra, Kentucky, on 18 November at 11am and 19 November at 8pm.

L'Orchestre Symphonique Région Centre Val-de-Loire -  Tours presents the Macbeth overture in a mixed Shakespeare programme on 10 Dec 8pm and 11 Dec 5pm. Conductor Robert Houlihan. Pre-concert talks at 7pm and 4pm respectively. Grand Théâtre de Tours, 34 rue de la Scellerie 37000 Tours

Forbear! Theatre presents a new production of Iolanthe in London from 5-18 December.

The Old Vic (London) have announced a production of H.M.S. Pinafore in 2017.

English National Opera presents The Mikado at the Opera House in the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, for ten performances from 25 May 2017. Also a first revival of Mike Leigh's acclaimed production of The Pirates of Penzance from 9 Feb - 25 Mar 2017.

The Prodigal Son will be performed by Blessed Sacrament Festival Choir at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 1427 Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA. 22302 on Friday, 24 February, 2017, at 7:30 pm. 

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra presents The Yeomen of the Guard at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, on 4 March 2017 at 7pm. Conductor John Wilson, featuring Sir Thomas Allen (Meryll), Simon Butteriss (Point), Sarah Fox (Elsie), Heather Shipp (Phoebe) and Benjamin Hulett (Fairfax).

English Touring Opera presents Patience: Hackney Empire 8/10 March; Lighthouse, Poole 17 March; Lyceum, Sheffield 20 March; Churchill Theatre, Bromley 24 March; Snape Maltings Concert Hall 31 March; Theatre Royal, York 7 April; Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton 10 April; Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham 20/21 April; Arts Theatre, Cambridge 26/27 April; Opera House, Buxton 6 May; Arts Centre, Warwick 8 May; Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury 12 May; Gala Theatre, Durham 15 May; Northcott Theatre, Exeter 24/25 May; Hall for Cornwall, Truro 30 May; Theatre Royal, Norwich 3 June. Conductor Timothy Burke; designer Florence de Maré. In repertory with

The 24th international Gilbert and Sullivan Festival will take place in Harrogate from 4 - 20 August 2017 and will feature productions of H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, Princess Ida and The Mikado by the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, Ruddigore by Egos Teatre of Spain, and Trial by Jury and a new production of The Mikado by Charles Court Opera.

Updated 17 October 2016