Theatre: Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon, England
Performance: The Mikado
Main Performers: D’Oyly Carte Opera Company
This early 1950s D’Oyly Carte programme is for the performance The Mikado performed by the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company for the winter season of 1952-1953 at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England. The programme has two advertisements on the back cover page 4. The cast list is presented across pages 2 and 3.
The Mikado is a popular comic opera and was written by Gilbert & Sullivan and was first performed in London in 1885.
Gilbert & Sullivan were a prolific and successful two-man team who created fourteen comic operas together over a period of around 25 years. William S. Gilbert, born in London, (1836-1911) was a successful lyricist, poet and illustrator. Arthur S. Sullivan was the composer, also born in London, (1842-1900), the son of a military band master.
4 pages including front and back cover pages; approx. H19cm x W13cm.