Buxton Opera House – Friday 6 August at 2.00 pm
Royal Hall, Harrogate – Friday 13 August at 2.00 pm
George Grossmith was an English comedian, writer, composer, actor, and singer. His performing career spanned more than four decades.
Grossmith created a series of nine characters in the original Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas from 1877 to 1889, including Sir Joseph Porter, in H.M.S. Pinafore (1878), the Major-General in The Pirates of Penzance (1880) and Ko-Ko in The Mikado (1885–87).
He also wrote, in collaboration with his brother Weedon, the 1892 comic novel The Diary of a Nobody.
Now Simon Butteriss, well-known all over the world in Grossmith’s G&S roles (as well as playing Grossmith himself in the television film A Salaried Wit and the BBC radio drama I Am The Very Model of a Modern Major General) has adapted the book into an hilarious solo entertainment and premieres the show at this year’s International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, where we will meet him as the hapless Charles Pooter, struggling to retain his dignity in the face of accident-prone Fate, his headstrong wife Carrie, his wayward son Lupin and his not always supportive friends Cummings and Gowing.
Enjoy a wonderful afternoon’s entertainment with the celebrated comic baritone, Simon Butteriss. The perfect tonic to lift the gloom and doom of the past eighteen months!
Book Tickets in Buxton: https://buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/event/diary-of-a-nobody Or call 01298 72190
Book tickets in Harrogate: https://gsfestivals.ticketsolve.com/shows/873624028 Or call 01422 323252