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The University of Portsmouth Dramatic & Musical Society: “The Grand Duke”

Thu 17 Feb 2022 7:30pm

Portsmouth High School

Booking Details: Tickets £10–£15, on the door (cash only) or in advance: or 0333 666 3366 (£1.80 booking fee applies to phone bookings)

For further details see the University of Portsmouth Music Department website.

University of Portsmouth Music Department

The University of Portsmouth Dramatic & Musical Society in its 100th anniversary year performs Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Grand Duke, with the full University of Portsmouth Orchestra in the pit.

Ernest Dummkopf and his theatrical troupe are preparing to put on a show while at the same time plotting to overthrow the Grand Duke. When Ludwig unwittingly reveals the plan to the Grand Duke’s detective, chaos ensues, and Ludwig soon finds himself engaged to four different ladies.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s last collaboration was not an entirely happy one, but with some careful pruning it is an extremely funny show which features some of Sullivan’s very best music. The orchestra will use band parts specially created from Sullivan’s autograph manuscript; some of the music will be heard for the first time since the premiere in 1896.

7.30pm, Thursday 17th and Friday 18th February 2022
2.30pm & 7.30pm, Saturday 19th February 2022

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