Joanna Goldspink

Bishop's Stortford-based soprano, teacher, accompanist & choral arranger

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Forbear! Theatre presents The Grand Duke


Joanna is delighted to be part of this dynamic production with Forbear! Theatre.  The Barons Court Theatre is a charming, intimate venue under The Curtains Up Pub, and production team Rachel Middle (director) and William Remmers (musical director) always put together an original, entertaining show.

"A team of nine brave individuals are to present ‘The Grand Duke’ in the Barons Court Theatre, West London, this January.  We will transport you to sunny Bavaria where the beer flows freely, the men wear leather shorts, and the sausage rolls are simply the wurst.  Ernest Dummkopf’s theatrical troupe are preparing to overthrow the miserly Grand Duke, but run into more political problems than they expected.  This opera is often neglected by Gilbert and Sullivan fans and is rarely attempted by professional companies, but its particular breed of silliness combined with some of Gilbert’s more developed characters and a sparkling score by Sullivan makes it a favourite of many G&S performers.  Forbear! Theatre approach the operas in a very organic way in order to get the most out of the text and the music.  Our unique blend of opera singers, musical theatre performers, actors and comedians will make this production one not to be missed."

Monday 15th-Saturday 27th January 2018 (no performance Sunday 21st), 7.30pm.  Barons Court Theatre.  Ticket information and links available here.

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