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The Gondoliers at Halscombe Farm

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The Gondoliers by Gilbert and Sullivan at Halscombe Farm

Sunday 7 July 2024 at 5pm at Halscombe Farm, Exeter, EX2 9TQ

Enjoy a delightful performance of the Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Gondoliers in the beautiful setting of Halscombe Farm in support of the Exeter Cathedral Sound System Appeal.

Set in picturesque Venice, this light-hearted operetta will whisk you away to a world of blissful romance, barbed satire and comedic chaos. Two charming gondoliers, Marco and Giuseppe, suddenly find themselves elevated to the status of royalty. Each tasked with choosing their Queen from a bevy of beautiful women, hilarity ensues when the rightful Queen arrives demanding to know which of the men is her husband. As the plot thickens and the absurdity reaches its peak, love triumphs, and the gondoliers discover that happiness lies not in noble titles but in the simplicity of true love.

The witty lyrics of Gilbert and catchy melodies of Sullivan are expertly brought to life by Illyria, who have been captivating audiences all over the world for more than thirty years. Performed in the great outdoors, The Gondoliers promises an enchanting evening of laughter, music, and will leave you with a song in your heart. Featuring impeccable comedic timing and exuberant performances this is one production not to be missed.

Running time (approx): 140-minutes including 20 minute interval. Suitable for all ages. 

£22 + booking fee

This event is taking place in support of the Exeter Cathedral Sound System Appeal. Find out more >