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"Gilbert and Sullivan" refers to the Victorian-era partnership of librettist W. S. Gilbert (1836–1911) and composer Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900). Together, they wrote fourteen comic operas between 1871 and 1896, of which H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and The Mikado are among the best known.

Gilbert, who wrote the words, created fanciful topsy-turvy worlds for these operas, where each absurdity is taken to its logical conclusion — fairies rub elbows with English lords, flirting is a capital… read more

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    The Music Hall of Fame are delighted to induct Gilbert & Sullivan into the Class of 1962. Congratulations. Please vist our page too see the latest inductees into the Music Hall of Fame
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    With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypote-note-nuse!
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    I wish they'd play the H.M.S Pinafore in the Netherlands some time :(
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    See Gilbert and Sullivan's Yeomen of the Guard at the Tower of London on Sun 13 and Tue 15 September 2009. At the Tower for the first time in 30 years! Go to for information and tickets.
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    So please you sir we much regret if we have failed in etiquette, towards a man of rank so high, we shall know better by and by, but youth of course must have its fling so pardon us, so pardon us, and don't in girlhood's happy spring be hard on us, be hard on us, if we're inclined to dance and sing! The Mikado ftw!
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    Vote for this picture, it's less blurry:
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    why can't they merge Gilbert & Sullivan with Gilbert and Sullivan???
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    See University of Nottingham Gilbert & Sullivan Society present The Mikado Nottingham Arts Theatre 27th February - 1st March

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