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CLASSICAL AND JAZZ: Latest News > August 23

    Published: 23 April, 2012
    by SEBASTIAN TAYLOR

    GILBERT & Sullivan’s comedy master­piece The Pirates of Penzance is opening at the King's Head Theatre, Islington, early next month in a new co-production between Charles Court Opera and the theatre itself.

    Their new boutique opera offering follows sell-outs for their earlier HMS Pinafore and The Mikado.

    Director John Savournin sets his inventive new production of The Pirates in an imaginative child’s bedroom.

    Its cast of 10 singers draws on some of the UK’s finest young operatic talent and there’s a spritely piano-four-hands version of the orchestral score by the ever-enjoyable Eaton-Young Piano Duo. Opening night is Tuesday September 4, playing until September 29, 020 3286 8788, www. kingsheadtheatre.org

    • Smokey-voiced singer-songwriter-guitarist Anoushka Lucas is at Map Café in Kentish Town tomorrow (Friday). She hails from Hammersmith where she was raised on a diet of vintage rock’ n’roll and jazz standards. Singing on and off stage since the age of 12, she’s now noted for an eclectic mix of melodies, united by beautifully crafted lyrics and above all, a breath-taking voice At next Thursday's weekly gig at Map Cafe is the Christian Brewer Quartet featuring Andrea Pozzo, Mark Taylor and Tom Farmer. Brewer is widely recog­nised as one of the most creative exponents of the “post-bop” style associa­ted with the early 1960s.

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