International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, Buxton, England
29th July - 12th August
The International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival is by far the world’s biggest celebration of Gilbert & Sullivan, attracting around 20,000 people during its three week run in the beautiful Buxton Opera House - a Frank Matcham edwardian gem of a theatre, opened in 1903 with just over 900 seats.
Opera House shows are staged by both professional and non-professional companies. The non-professional companies from around the world participate in the highly prestigious International Festival Competition, with each production being assessed by an adjudicator. Five minutes after each performance, the ajudicator will deliver a short critique from the stage – providing a highly constructive insight into the production and performance. The group scoring the highest number of points is declared the winner.
The Festival is famed for the fact that you can enjoy G&S almost round the clock. There is always a packed fringe programme running throughout the day with a wonderful array of activities.
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