Stewartby Operatic Society present Gilbert and Sullivan's The Gondoliers.
Two newly-married Venetian gondoliers are informed by the Grand Inquisitor that one of them has just become the King of Barataria, but only their foster mother, presently at large, knows which one. As Barataria needs a king to put down unrest in the country, they travel there to reign jointly, leaving their wives behind in Venice until the old lady can be interviewed. It turns out that the king was wed in infancy to the beautiful daughter of the Spanish Duke of Plaza Toro, and so it seems he is an unintentional bigamist. Of course, the beautiful daughter is in love with a common servant! When the young Spaniard and the two Venetian wives all show up wanting to know which of them is queen, complications arise. No worries: The true identity of the king is revealed, and all is combed out spectacularly well by the end.
7.30 pm each night
tickets on sale in the autumn, prices to be announced
Stewartby Village Hall, Stewartby Way, Stewartby, Bedfordshire MK43 9LX
Tue 17 Nov 2020 to Sat 21 Nov 2020