The Gondoliers presented by Gilbert & Sullivan WA

A royal kidnapping… A hidden child… Which handsome gondolier is the true King of Barataria?

G&S WA is delighted to present The Gondoliers, one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most sparkling and entertaining musical comedies.

Popular Venetian gondoliers Marco and Guiseppe have just wed sweet contadines Gianetta and Tessa when the formidable Grand Inquisitor Doña Alhambra arrives and discloses that one of them is the rediscovered King of Barataria.
However only their former foster mother, Inez, currently missing, knows which one. With unrest brewing in Barataria, a recognized royal line would signal stability and despite their recent marriages, duty demands leaving their wives in Venice until the true King is confirmed.
Complicating matters further, it turns out that the King of Barataria was wed in infancy to the daughter of the Duke of Plaza Toro, and so one of the gondoliers may be an unintentional bigamist!
Lady Casilda, however, has a forbidden romance of her own which her parents the Duke and Duchess would definitely not approve of.
When the three wives arrive at the castle wanting to know which of them is Queen, whose heart will be broken?
Since its premiere, The Gondoliers has delighted audiences with its witty reflection on the values of Monarchy and Republicanism courtesy of WS Gilbert’s humourous and lyrical libretto paired with some of Arthur Sullivan’s most appealing and intoxicating music.
With direction by Paul Treasure (HMS Pinafore, The Grand Duke) and Musical Direction by Blake Houlahan (Hansel & Gretel), join us for an enchanting Italian adventure as we sail to a sunny isle for toe-tapping tunes and romance aplenty.
“Of all the Gilbert and Sullivan operas, The Gondoliers is arguably the most exuberant, the most musically inventive, and even the most topically satirical.” – The Telegraph
“As effervescent as prosecco” – The Opera Critic
“a bona fide great night out” – The Times
Director: Paul Treasure | Musical Director: Blake Houlahan

Starring ~
Duke of Plaza Toro:
Zac Porter
Duchess of Plaza Toro: Mary Vidovich 
Casilda, Princess of Plaza Toro: Emma Hazell
Luiz: Cynthia Pickering
Doña Alhambra: Belinda Butler
Marco Palmieri: Mathew Leak
Giuseppe Palmieri: Theodore Murphy-Jelley 
Tessa: Sadé Stella-Joy
Gianetta: Liza Cobb
Inez: Claire Cooling

 Amy Parsons, Anthony Wiese, Charlotte O’Hara, David Clark-Murphy, Heather Quayle, Ian Lawrance, Imogen Porter, Jennifer van den Hoek, Juliette Basini, Nick Garratt, Tahlia Verna, Tamar Basini, Vanessa Cooper

Production Dates

2 Matinees, 7 Evenings

Thursday, 16 May – 7.30pm
Friday, 17 May –  7.30pm
Saturday, 18 May – 2.00pm (matinee) and 7.30pm

Wednesday, 22 May – 7.30pm
Thursday, 23 May – 7.30pm
Friday, 24 May – 7.30pm
Saturday, 25 May – 2.00pm (matinee) and 7.30pm

When you purchase 9 or more tickets, get 1 free! Just call ticketsWA on 6488 2440 between 12pm-4pm weekdays. 

(Clockwise) Director: Natalee Husk | Musical Director: Michael Brett | Choreographer: Corti Cooper | Assistant Director: Luke van der Beeke

Passions run high as former spouses feud onstage and off during a musical staging of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.  In the battle of the sexes will true love triumph before it’s too late?

G&S WA is excited to present multi-award-winning musical Kiss Me, Kate – the sophisticated, romantic and hilarious comedy classic showcasing a dazzling Cole Porter score with a brilliant book from Sam and Bella Spewack.

Egotistical leading man, director, and producer Fred Graham is reunited with his ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi, when the two are brought together to star opposite each other as Petruchio and Katherine in a new adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew. 
While their barbed and battling relationship puts the entire company on edge, the show’s supporting actress, Lois, finds out that her gambling actor boyfriend, Bill, has racked up an enormous debt and is hiding out at the theatre to evade the collection by local mobsters.
Featuring songs such “So In Love,” “Wunderbar,” “Tom, Dick or Harry,” “Too Darn Hot,” “Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” and “Another Op’nin, Another Show”, Kiss Me, Kate will be directed by Natalee Husk (My Fair Lady) with Musical Direction by Michael Brett (Ruddigore, The Grand Duke), choreography by Cortni Cooper (Sweet Charity) and Assistant Direction by Luke van der Beeke (My Fair Lady).
Don’t miss the delightfully delicious behind-the-scenes high jinks of this irresistible Broadway masterpiece.
“Kiss Me, Kate is a valentine to stage folk, a love letter in song linking Shakespeare and showbiz.” – Variety
“You have only to listen to Porter’s score — a swoon-worthy progression of deftly shifting rhythms and sophisticated rhymes and musical motifs — to understand the show’s timeless charm.” – The Washington Post
“broad, brazen, often shameless and finally irresistible… Kiss Me, Kate asserts that there is still a place for sophisticated, grown-up fun” – The New York Times
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Sam and Bella Spewack
“Kiss Me, Kate” is presented by arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC, A Concord Theatricals Company.

Production Dates

3 Matinees, 8 Evenings

Wednesday, 2 October – 7.30pm
Thursday, 3 October – 7.30pm
Friday, 4 October – 7.30pm
Saturday, 5 October – 2.00pm (matinee) and 7.30pm

Wednesday, 9 October – 7.30pm
Thursday, 10 October – 7.30pm
Friday, 11 October – 7.30pm
Saturday, 12 October – 2.00pm (matinee) and 7.30pm
Sunday, 13 October – 3.00pm

When you purchase 9 or more tickets, get 1 free! Just call ticketsWA on 6488 2440 between 12pm – 4pm weekdays.