GILBERT & SULLIVAN
The theme for our 9th supper club at
Brockham Village Hall, Brockham, Surrey
29th October 2022 is Gilbert & Sullivan - Topsy-turvyists
Gilbert and Sullivan refers to the Victorian era partnership of librettist W. S. Gilbert (1836–1911) and composer Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900). Together, they wrote fourteen comic operas between 1871 and 1896, of which H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and The Mikado are among the best known.
Gilbert, who wrote the words, created fanciful topsy-turvy worlds for these operas, where each absurdity is taken to its logical conclusion—fairies rub elbows with British lords, flirting is a capital offense, gondoliers ascend to the monarchy, and pirates turn out to be noblemen who have gone wrong. Sullivan, seven years younger than Gilbert, composed the music, contributing memorable melodies that could convey both humor and pathos.
Producer Richard D'Oyly Carte brought Gilbert and Sullivan together and nurtured their collaboration. He built the Savoy Theatre in 1881, to present their joint works—which came to be known as the Savoy Operas—and he founded the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, which performed and promoted their works for over a century.
For this Nocturne Supper Club we will be introducing a quartet of wonderful singers, who will present a karaoke style performance of some of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most enduring and endearing works. Being our last Nocturne Supper Club of the year and as we gear up towards the holiday period we aim to present an entertaining and typical G & S “topsy-turvy” event for you to enjoy...
Once again, our Master of Ceremonies, Chevalier Richard Winter-Stanbridge will direct the evening, Chef in Residence, Mary Ince will conjure up a British feast appropriate to our librettist and composer, their chosen compositions, with a Victorian flavor, whilst our sommelier, Corinna Osbourne-Patterson will curate thematic wines for the occasion.
Chev. Richard Winter-Stanbridge
Cost of £45 per person includes a Welcome Drink, Canapés, 3 Course Dinner & Entertainment and a donation to charities related to music training and benevolence for musicians in need. The event includes a Raffle to further support these charities.
Curated wines will be available for purchase to accompany your meal and there will also be a cash bar.
The event includes a Raffle and Auction to help charities who support musicians and music education.
Brockham Village Hall, RH3 7JJ.
Saturday, 29th October 2022, 7-11 PM
Please ask before the event if you have any dietary requirements or queries. Thank you.