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The Centenary Company was founded in 1995 and specialises in the works of Gilbert & Sullivan performing fully costumed and staged productions of G&S’s operas, with a 13-piece orchestra. For our next show in November 2016 the Centenary Company will be performing:



Romance is in the Greenwich air this autumn as the Centenary Company presents ‘Gilbert & Sullivan Tie the Knot’ – lessons in love from the Victorian masters of musical theatre, culminating in a full production of their courtroom comedy ‘Trial by Jury’.

From overcoming shyness and mastering the etiquette of wooing, to handling rejection and coping with a jealous partner, we’ll take you on a whirlwind romantic trip through songs from 13 G&S operettas on the themes of love and matrimony.

Then it’s off to court to discover what used to happen when a relationship broke down before marriage – the dumped bride-to-be would sue her ex-fiancé for damages! Add a randy Judge, a wily barrister and a besotted jury, and the stage is set for a hilarious satire on the British legal system.

“An absolute delight to watch” – National Operatic & Dramatic Association review of Iolanthe, 2014
“A splendidly performed production … it worked impeccably. The cast were fantastic.” – National Operatic & Dramatic Association review of Princess Ida, 2015

Directed by Jerry Pinel, with Elinor Corp as Music Director, this is the same creative team responsible for the Company’s inventive stagings of Gilbert and Sullivan operas at Greenwich Theatre.

Performances: Friday 25 November at 8pm (doors open 7.30pm); Saturday 26 November matinee performance at 3.30pm (doors open 3pm) and 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)
St Alfege Church, Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London SE10 9BJ
Tickets: £12 (reserved); under 16s £8 (reserved)

Box office: 020 8294 2939; centenarycompany@gmail.com and on the door