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1951 (2-7 July): THE MIKADO (Savoy Theatre)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: Martyn Green, Darrell Fancourt, Neville Griffiths, Richard Watson, Alan Styler, Margaret Mitchell, Joan Gillingham, Joyce Wright, Ella Halman; c:Isidore Godfrey [16pp, 4.75x7.25; cast list, credits, synopsis of scenery, schedule for the season etc.; slightly rumpled, otherwise very good; 3.7.51 pencilled on cover] £5

1954 (24 April): THE GONDOLIERS (Theatre Royal, Birmingham)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: Peter Pratt, Jeffrey Skitch, Fisher Morgan, Neville Griffiths, Alan Styler, John Reed (as Antonio and Annibale), Herbert Newby, Trevor Hills, Ann Drummond-Grant, Tatiana Preston; c:Isidore Godfrey, William Cox-Ife [8pp, 5x7.4; cast list, credits etc.; VG] £4

1958 (15 Dec): THE GONDOLIERS (Prince's Theatre)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: Peter Pratt, John Fryatt, Kenneth Sandford, Thomas Round, Alan Styler, John Reed (as Antonio and Annibale), Frederick Sinden, George Cook, Ann Drummond-Grant, Jennifer Toye, Jean Hindmarsh, Joyce Wright, Mary Sansom, Ceinwen Jones, Anne Sessions, Alice Hynd; c:Isidore Godfrey [16pp, 5x7.25; cast list, credits, synopsis of scenery, schedule for the season etc.; slightly rumpled, otherwise VG; 15-12-1958 pencilled on cast page] £5

1959 (19 Jan): IOLANTHE (Prince's Theatre)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: Peter Pratt, Donald Adams, Leonard Osborn, Kenneth Sandford, Alan Styler, Ann Drummond-Grant, Joyce Wright, Mary Sansom, Beryl Dixon, Dawn Bradshaw, Jean Barrington; c:Isidore Godfrey [16pp, 5x7.25; cast list, credits, synopsis of scenery, schedule for the season etc.; slightly rumpled, otherwise VG; date pencilled on cast page] £5

1960 (Sep-Oct): THE MIKADO (Brighton Hippodrome)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: Donald Adams, Thomas Round, John Reed, Kenneth Sandford, Jeffrey Skitch, John Banks, Mary Sansom, Joyce Wright, Peggy Ann Jones, Gillian Knight, c:Isidore Godfrey, William Cox-Ife [16pp, 5.6 x 8.75; cast lists, repertoire for the fortnight, photographs, programme note, credits etc.; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1960 (30 Sep): TRIAL BY JURY and THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Brighton Hippodrome)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: John Reed, Donald Adams, George Cook, Thomas Round, Kenneth Sandford, Jennifer Toye, Joyce Wright, Marian Martin, Pauline Wales, Gillian Knight, Jeffrey Skitch, Alan Styler, Joseph Riordan, John Banks, Alan Barrett, Joan Lawrence, Dawn Bradshaw, c:Isidore Godfrey [16pp, 5.6 x 8.75; cast lists, repertoire for the fortnight, photographs, programme note, credits etc.; slightly rumpled, date written on cover] £4

1961-62: COX AND BOX and THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Savoy Theatre)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: John Reed, Alan Styler, Joseph Riordan, Donald Adams, George Cook, Philip Potter, Kenneth Sandford, Jean Hindmarsh, Joyce Wright, Marian Martin, Pauline Wales, Gillian Knight; c:Isidore Godfrey, James Walker [20pp, 5x7.25; cast list, credits, synopsis of scenery, schedule for the season, company list, 6 production photos etc.; slightly rumpled, otherwise VG] £5

1962 (24 January): IOLANTHE - Gilbert and Sullivan (Sadler's Wells)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Eric Shilling, Denis Dowling, Stanley Bevan, Leon Greene, Julian Moyle, Heather Begg, Patricia Kern, Elizabeth Robson, Cynthia Morey, Marjorie Ward; producer: Frank Hauser; conductor: Alexander Faris [16pp, 5x7.25; title page, cast list, credits, synopsis of scenery, chorus and orchestra lists, company and theatre credits, advertisements etc.; Sadler's Wells Opera's first performance at Sadler's Wells of the recently out-of-copyright Iolanthe; VG] £4

1962 (14 and 19 May): IOLANTHE - Gilbert and Sullivan (Opera House, Manchester)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Derek Hammond-Stroud, Lawrence Folley, John Stoddart, Leon Greene, Julian Moyle, Heather Begg, Catherine Wilson, Elizabeth Robson, Diana Chadwick, Marjorie Ward, Elizabeth Harwood; conducted by John Barker, directed by Frank Hauser [12pp, 5.75x9; title page, cast list, synopsis of scenes, company credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1962 (May): THE MIKADO - Gilbert and Sullivan (Sadler's Wells)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Clive Revill, John Holmes, John Wakefield, Denis Dowling, John Heddle Nash, Kenneth Fawcett, Marion Studholme, Patricia Kern, Dorothy Nash, Jean Allister; producer: Douglas Craig, conductor: Alexander Faris [16pp, 5x7.25; coloured cover, title page, cast list, credits, synopsis of scenery, chorus and orchestra lists, company and theatre credits, advertisements etc.; with 5"x7.25" flyer; VG] £4

1962 (14 Dec): THE MIKADO - Gilbert and Sullivan (Sadler's Wells)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Bill Owen, John Hargreaves, David Hillman, Howell Glynne, John Heddle Nash, Kenneth Fawcett, Marion Studholme, Patricia Kern, Dorothy Nash, Jean Allister, conductor: David Tod Boyd, staged by Keith Beattie [16pp, 5x7.3; title page, cast list, credits, synopsis of scenes, chorus and orchestra lists, further credits etc.; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1965-66 (Dec-Feb): TRIAL BY JURY and H.M.S. PINAFORE (Saville Theatre)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: Alfred Oldridge, Thomas Lawlor, Philip Potter, Anthony Raffell, George Cook, Howard Williamson, Jennifer Marks, Pauline Wales, John Reed, Alan Styler, David Palmer, Donald Adams, Ann Hood, Christene Palmer; c:Isidore Godfrey, James Walker [20pp, 6.5x9.5; cast lists, schedule for the season, 8 production photos, credits etc.; minor marks, otherwise VG] £4

1967 (3 May): IOLANTHE - Gilbert and Sullivan (Sadler's Wells)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Derek Hammond-Stroud, Denis Dowling, John Delaney, Noel Mangin, Julian Moyle, Ann Howard, Maureen Morelle, Margaret Eales, Phyllis Glavin, Lydia Conway, Margaret Neville; conducted by Marcus Dods, directed by Frank Hauser - with the Band of the Irish Guards [20pp, 5.5x9; title page, cast list, synopsis of scenes, chorus and orchestra lists, History of Sadler's Wells etc.; slightly rumpled, minor puncture holes on cover, else VG] £4

1969 (15 April): IOLANTHE - Gilbert and Sullivan (London Coliseum)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Eric Shilling, Felicity Baldwin, Phyllis Glavin, Lydia Conway, Heather Begg, Gillian Knight, Alan Charles, Margaret Gale, Denis Dowling, John Brecknock, Harold Blackburn; conducted by Richard Fisher, directed by Frank Hauser - with the Band of the Irish Guards [28pp, 5.25x9; title page, cast list, illustrations, synopsis of scenes, orchestra and chorus lists, tour dates, opera notes, credits etc.; VG] £4

1969 (18 April): IOLANTHE - Gilbert and Sullivan (London Coliseum)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Eric Shilling, Felicity Baldwin, Phyllis Glavin, Lydia Conway, Heather Begg, Mary Gilmore, Alan Charles, Margaret Gale, Denis Dowling, John Brecknock, Gwynne Howell; conducted by Richard Fisher, directed by Eric Shilling - with the Band of the Irish Guards [28pp, 5.25x9; title page, cast list, illustrations, synopsis of scenes, orchestra and chorus lists, tour dates, opera notes, credits etc.; VG] £4

1969: PATIENCE - Gilbert and Sullivan (London Coliseum)
Sadler's Wells Opera: Derek Hammond-Stroud, Emile Belcourt, Eric Shilling, Alan Charles, John Delaney, Anthony Davey, Shirley Chapman, Pamela Fasso, Dorothy Nash, Heather Begg, Wendy Baldwin; conducted by Kenneth Montgomery, directed by John Cox [40pp, 5.25x9; title page, cast list, synopsis of scenes, synopsis, extensive illustrated programme notes, orchestra and chorus lists, credits etc.; the Opening Performances of this new production; VG] £4

1977 (20 November): A GALA NIGHT OF GILBERT AND SULLIVAN (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon)
The London Savoyards: Peter Pratt, Patricia Cope, Julia Meadows, Ralph Mason, Michael Wakeham, The Young Savoyards, Musical Director: John Burrows [12pp, 6" x 8.3"; programme details, artist biographies with photographs etc. etc.; a few minor marks, else VG] £4

1984: PATIENCE - Gilbert and Sullivan (London Coliseum)
English National Opera: Derek Hammond-Stroud, Sally Burgess, Jane Eaglen (as Lady Ella), Shelagh Squires, Anne Collins, Patricia O'Neill, Eric Shilling, Terry Jenkins, John Kitchiner, Christopher Booth-Jones, Maurice Bowen; conducted by Victor Morris, directed by John Cox [42pp, 5.5x9; title page, cast list, synopsis of scenes, synopsis, programme notes, copiously illustrated, orchestra and chorus lists, credits etc.; VG] £4

1985: THE METROPOLITAN MIKADO, or The Town of Mitsubishi - Gilbert and Sullivan, freely adapted by Ned Sherrin and Alistair Beaton (Queen Elizabeth Hall)
Robert Meadmore as The Prime Mikado (based on Michael Heseltine), Martin Smith as Boy Ken, formerly leader of the GLC (based on Ken Livingstone), Simon Butteriss as Sir Ko-Ko (based on Kenneth Newman), Martin Connor as Pooh-Bach (based on Neil Kinnock), David Firth as Sir Alastair Pish (based on Alistair Burnet), Dudley Stevens as Sir Robin Tush (based on Robin Day), Rosemary Ashe as Yum Yum, Jenny Wren as Pitti-Sing, Lynne Kieran as Peep-Bo, Louise Gold as Katisha (based on Margaret Thatcher); and (as Chorus of Scrubbers, Media Hacks, Security Men and Sycophantes) Wendy Baldock, Carole Cox, Tamsin Dives, Liza Hobbs, Debbie Holmes, Molly Mackenzie, Gail Mortley, Sally Ann Triplett, Anthony Barratt, David Chilton, Philip Curtis, Karl Daymond, George Freeburn, Glyn Kerslake, Tim Menah, Richard Mitchell, William Pool and Meston Reid; John Owen Edwards, director: Ned Sherrin [in the form of a Poster - a single 10.5x26.75 sheet, design on the front, and cast list and production details on the reverse; Act 1 - Mitsubishi TV Studios, Act 2 - The Tower of Mitsubishi (Formerly The Tower of London); presented by The GLC (Greater London Council) by arrangement with Raymond Gubbay Ltd; slightly rumpled, with minor damage in top right-hand corner - uncommon] £8

1985 (11-13 April): THE MIKADO (London Palladium)
The London Savoyards: Harry Coghill, Geoffrey Shovelton, John Reed (as Ko-Ko), Forbes Robinson, Michael Wakeham, Patricia Cope, Lorraine Daniels, Anne Stuart, Gillian Knight (as Katisha), Pamela Baxter, Alexandra Hann, Caroline Tatlow, Barry Clark, Jon Ellison, New Concert Orchestra conducted by Peter Murray [Centenary Production (The Mikado opened at the Savoy Theatre on 14th March 1885); 16pp, 5.9x8.25; cast list, synopsis, note on 'The London Savoyards', 12 cast photos and biographies, programme note, 8 period illustrations, credits etc.; VG] £4

1988: IOLANTHE and THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD (Cambridge Theatre)
"New" D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: Richard Suart, Eric Roberts, Gareth Jones, Terence Sharpe, Hugh Hetherington, John Cashmore, Gillian Knight, Jill Pert, Thora Ker, Vivian Tierney, Shirley Pilgrim, Sidonie Winter, Jane Stoggles, Philip Creasy, Simon Masterton-Smith, David Aldred, Deborah Rees, Juliet Arthur, Pamela Baxter, Justin Bindley, Pauline Birchall, Patricia Cameron, Joan Carroll, Jonathan Coad, Christopher Dee, Susan Devlin, Garrick Forbes, John Gordon-Hughes, Helen Greenaway, Nicola-Jane Kemp, Caroline Lenton-Ward, Howard Ludlow, Guy Matthews, Patrick McCarthy, Tim Menah, Nicola Morgan, Michael Neill, Yvonne Patrick, Jeremy Peaker, Denise Shane, Caroline Stormer, Robert Traynor, Colin Trickett, Tom Emlyn Williams, Richard Woodall; musical director: Bramwell Tovey, directed by Peter Walker (Iolanthe), Christopher Renshaw (Yeomen) [56pp, 6x8.4; cast lists, credits, 17 pages of illustrated articles about Gilbert and Sullivan and The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, lists of musical numbers, 40+ company biographies w.photos, orchestra list etc.; Opening Performances of the newly revived D'Oyly Carte Opera Company; VG] £6

1991 (12 July): THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Royal Albert Hall)
Maria Bovino, Justin Lavender, Richard Suart, Gillian Knight, Donald Maxwell, Paul Hudson, The D'Oyly Carte Opera Orchestra c:Bramwell Tovey, produced and directed by Alan Privett (Midsummer Opera) [16pp, 8.25x11.75; A Costume Gala - Chorus of Thousands! in support of The Royal Marsden Hospital Cancer Appeal; cast biographies w.photos, list of musical numbers, credits etc.; VG] £4

1991: THE MIKADO - Gilbert and Sullivan (London Coliseum)
English National Opera: Richard Suart, Richard Angas, Bonaventura Bottone / Barry Banks, Ian Caddy / Richard Van Allan, Eric Shilling, Rosemary Joshua, Christine Botes, Anne Gerbic, Anne Collins / Ann Howard; conducted by Mark Shanahan, original production by Jonathan Miller [76pp, 5.25x9; cast list, 27 pages of excellent illustrated articles, chorus, orchestra and company lists, biographies, company information, further illustrations, credits etc.; VG] £4

2001: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE - Joe Papp version (Richmond Theatre)
New Shakespeare Company production: Gary Wilmot (as Pirate King), Su Pollard (as Ruth), David Alder (as Major-General), Joshua Dallas (as Frederic), Giles Taylor, Mark Roper, Jamie Beamish, Steve Bradford, Rodger Dunklee, Howard Ellis, Dickon Gough, Andrew Hutchings, Ramon Karimloo, Karen Evans (as Mabel), Sara Hillier, Alison Crowther, Eileen Hunter, Catrin Darnell, Sue O'Brien, Pierre Fabre; dir:Ian Talbot, musical director:Catherine Jayes [52pp, 6.9x9.9; cast list, biographies w.photos, list of musical numbers, illustrated articles, credits etc.; VG] £3

2001 (Dec): THE MIKADO - Gilbert and Sullivan (London Coliseum)
English National Opera: Richard Suart, Richard Angas, Bonaventura Bottone, Graeme Danby / Ian Caddy, Riccardo Simonetti, Alison Roddy, Victoria Simmonds, Fiona Canfield, Frances McCafferty, Findlay Wilson; conducted by Mark Shanahan / Alex Ingram, original production by Jonathan Miller [76pp, 6.5x9.5; cast list, 23 pages of excellent illustrated articles, chorus, orchestra and company lists, biographies, company information, further illustrations, credits etc.; VG] £4

2006: THE MIKADO - Gilbert and Sullivan (London Coliseum)
English National Opera: Richard Suart / Eric Roberts, Richard Angas, Keith Jameson, Ian Caddy, Toby Stafford-Allen, Sarah Tynan, Anne Marie Gibbons, Fiona Canfield, Felicity Palmer, Murray Kimmins; conducted by Simon Lee / Murray Hipkin, original production by Jonathan Miller [80pp, 6.5x9.5; cast list, 23 pages of excellent illustrated articles, chorus, orchestra and company lists, biographies, company information, further illustrations, credits etc.; PLUS 2 tickets for the 3 February performance, and a Press Release; VG] £4

2010: THE MIKADO (National Concert Hall, Dublin)
Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society: Brian Gilligan, Anna Brady, Ritzy Murray, Sarah McCourt, Jackie Curran Olohan, Michael Evans, Michael Clarke, Gerald Bloomer, Ciaran Olohan, Imelda Bradley, Hugo Brennan, Patrick Fox, Patrick Behan; dir:Garry Mountaine [28pp, 5.75x8.25; cast list, biographies w.photos, musical numbers, synopsis, credits etc.; VG] £3


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