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The Great Bits & Pieces Caper

The Great Bits & Pieces Caper - Photos by George Knox, Amanda Knox & Carol Straw

Tynemouth Gilbert and Sullivan Society are proud to present:

The Great

Bits & Pieces


This was the fourth in our run of September mini-shows, which are intended to highlight the more obscure and forgotten parts of the world of the Savoy Operas. This year, we performed two short operettas:

Weather Or No

by William Bleach, Bertram Luard Selby and Adrian Ross

He and She are the dolls that live in a weather house in a child’s nursery. They have long been in love, but are unable ever to meet, as they can only emerge from the house at opposite times, according to the climate. But when one of them decides to go out on strike, can true love overcome even the British weather?

 A Sensation Novel

by W.S. Gilbert and Thomas German Reed, with new music by Mike Nash

The author of a melodramatic novel is suffering from writer’s block and calls upon The Spirit of Romance to help him out. But when the characters of the novel come to life, they find that they are not altogether happy about what the author is making them do in the novel, and they decide to take action…

Extract from A Sensation Novel