The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan

The Story of Gilbert and Sullivan

"It was an excellent evening's entertainment, one of the most memorable moments being the sight of Mr Hurst-Brown, with Machiavellian gown, stalking around his haunted arena in the Ghost's High Noon from Ruddigore.."

North Shropshire Journal

"Through the eyes of actor George Grossmith, Tim entertained his listeners with a light-hearted mix of patter songs and solos from the best-loved Savoy Operas. Tim's delivery and diction in the fast patter-songs was faultless and he was most ably supported by pianist Peter Hewitt. The operetta Fantasias were admirably played.. "

Plymouth Herald


Tim Hurst-Brown

Tim Hurst-Brown began his musical life as a chorister at Peterborough Cathedral, where he trained under Dr. Stanley Vann. Whilst in the choir he frequently broadcast on BBC Radio 3, toured and was privileged to sing at the funeral of Sir Malcolm Sargent.

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A light-hearted evening of favourite songs, stories and music from the Savoy Operas

This is the story of Gilbert & Sullivan as seen through the eyes of George Grossmith, the actor who created the comic roles in the Savoy Operas. It stars TIM HURST-BROWN as Grossmith, ably assisted at the pianoforte by PETER HEWITT. Grossmith gives us an insight into both W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan and enables us to meet the Sergeant of Police, Ko-Ko, The Lord Chancellor, Major-General Stanley et al. THE STORY OF GILBERT & SULLIVAN is a light-hearted evening of stories, songs, poems and music centred on the immortal Savoy Operas. If you are a G&S fan then this occasion is a must!

Audio Clips

The Major General's Song
The Pirates of Penzance 



If You Give Me Your Attention
King Gama's song from Princess Ida



Mikado Fantasia
Peter Hewitt, composer






G&S Cover

The World of Gilbert & Sullivan