The Grand Duke

Concert or Performance

13 Oct 2022 to 22 Oct 2022 Daily Event

A breezy romp full of catchy tunes and imaginative absurdity, this rare theatrical treasure is a must-see for fans of light opera and musical theatre.

Gilbert and Sullivan, Western Australia is excited to present The Grand Duke, Gilbert and Sullivan’s collaborative finale to their magnificent musical canon.

A theatrical troupe of actors comically conspires to take over the Grand Duchy of Pfennig-Halbpfennig but are caught out by the Grand Duke’s detective.

To save the company, a statutory duel is suggested between Ernest, the troupe’s manager and his leading comedian Ludwig. Drawing playing cards instead of weapons, whomever draws the lower card is deemed the loser and will confess to the plot.

Things go awry when the unhappy Grand Duke Rudolph hears of the conspiracy (but not the details) and impulsively takes part in second statutory duel

With four fiancées complicating matters but only one leading man – who really has the right to rule?

Featuring the quick wit and farce-talking humour of WS Gilbert with the infectious energy of Arthur Sullivan’s music, make sure you take a spin on the roulette wheel for this can-can-can romantic comedy!

“The Grand Duke is one of the most enjoyable Gilbert & Sullivan operettas.” –

“Thoroughly entertaining, with plenty of jokes and catchy tunes.” – UK Theatre Network


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From AU$19.90

Event Dates

Daily Event

13 Oct 2022 to 22 Oct 2022

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