Discover the delight of The Idea, a little-known, theatrical operetta, which is undertaking its UK premiere this year.
The Prime Minister has had an Idea…
The Prime Minister of this great and glorious country interrupts the wacky court of a rambling king and clown-faced queen to announce his great Idea, in a witty and surreal staging by Paula Chitty.
This early and tuneful composition by English composer Gustav Holst is an unexpected far throw from his best-known orchestral suite; The Planets. Holst’s collaboration with Fritz B Hart, his 22-year-old contemporary at The Royal College of Music, fuses a sharp, witty and satirical libretto with Holst’s catchy tunes, inspired by Gilbert and Sullivan and woven into a joyful new arrangement by Patrick Vincent.
Irrational Theatre specialises in the Best of British opera and plays – librettists, composers and playwrights.
Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 410 Brockley Road, London, SE4 2DH from 5th – 9th October at 7.30pm. Admission: £16, £14.
Box Office: www.brockleyjack.co.uk or 0333 666 3366 (£1.80 fee for phone bookings only)