On 6th October, for one night only Chesterfield’s Gilbert & Sullivan Society bring their touring production of this much loved, but now rarely performed, operetta of the early 20th century to Ashover.
Merrie England, set in the period after the defeat of the Spanish Armada and during May Day celebrations, tells a tale of the rivalry of Sir Walter Raleigh & the Earl of Essex for the affections and attentions of Queen Elizabeth I.
With stirring songs and music – including the well known “Yeomen of England”, “Oh Peaceful England” and “Dan Cupid hath a Garden” – with 8 piece orchestra and Tudor costumes, this is an entertainment not to be missed.
The performance starts at 7.30pm on Friday 6 October.
£10 tickets are on sale at the Parish Hall or contact tel: 01246 207893