A Team of nine brave individuals are to present ‘The Grand Duke’ in the Barons Court Theatre, West London, this January. We will transport you to sunny Bavaria where the beer flows freely, the men wear leather shorts, and the sausage rolls are simply the wurst. Ernest Dummkopf’s theatrical troupe are preparing to overthrow the miserly Grand Duke, but run into more political problems than they expected. This opera is often neglected by Gilbert and Sullivan fans and is rarely attempted by professional companies, but its particular breed of silliness combined with some of Gilbert’s more dev
Costumes, scenery, and characterizations are changed from the original setting, but the script and score are authentic to original sources.