Friday, July 6, 2012

Yum-Yum (Kristy Swift), Ko-Ko (Eugene Gilfedder) and Hanki-Poo (Dominic Walsh)  try and impress Sir Haulway Barrack-Jones at the opening of  Opera Queensland's updated version of The Mikado
  I am off to the Opera Queensland production of  The Mikado this evening with Sir HaulwayBarrack-Jones in tow. He will be writing something for me by Monday. Barrack-Jones, who is also known as the Universal Thespian, was at the premier of this production in  in the winter of 1885 and has fond memories of the occasion. He also was quite familiar with W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan, whom he affectionately calls Gilly and Sully. The old scallywag, who has been around the traps for a thousand years or more, will throw light on these giants of the musical genre.  He has amusing recollections of the famous carpet row at the Savoy as well as Sully's last brave, but foolhardy, act . In the meantime here's a picture from the show.

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