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The 25th Annual Gilbert and Sullivan Festival

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MUSIC Iolanthe, one of the duo's most popular operetta The 25th Annual Gilbert & Sullivan Festival Calling all G&S lovers! Why not join us at the 25th International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in the delightful spa town of Harrogate. We have a range of options for you to choose from including 3-night weekend breaks, with two performances by the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, or the opportunity to celebrate the famous Festival Competition for amateur companies on a 4-night midweek break. True hard-core enthusiasts may want to combine the opening weekend with the midweek break for six nights of glorious Gilbert & Sullivan mayhem. Weekend Breaks Enjoy two performances by the acclaimed National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company at the stunning Royal Hall. You can choose to stay in the spa town of Harrogate itself, a short stroll from the charming venue, or in the West Yorkshire market town of Wetherby with transfers to Harrogate provided. The programmes differ at the venues and across both weekends so be sure to select your favourite options, while both breaks feature time to explore the area further. The Wetherby weekend is hosted by Carol Ann Wells while Matthew Craven and Judith Buckle will join those staying in Harrogate for both the weekend and midweek breaks. Wetherby 2018 3 nights from 399^. Each weekend break includes two opera matinees: 10th August departure: Ruddigore and The Sorcerer (with Trial by Jury). 17th August departure: Iolanthe and The Sorcerer (with Trial by Jury). 24th August departure: The Sorcerer (with Trial by Jury) and Iolanthe. Holiday code: AN903 Mercure Wetherby Hotel QQQQ Stay near the historic West Yorkshire market town of Wetherby in a modern, locally-rated 3 star hotel with 103 bedrooms, a brasserie, bar and lounge, free Wi-Fi and parking, just 25 minutes from Harrogate. Harrogate 2018 3 nights from 499. 10th August departure (includes two evening performances): Ruddigore and The Sorcerer (with Trial by Jury). 17th August departure: Iolanthe (matinee) and The Pirates of Penzance (evening). Holiday code: AN905 Midweek Break During a four-night stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Harrogate, enjoy three evening performances by international amateur companies at the stunning Royal Hall, as well as three talks from hosts Matthew Craven and Judith Buckle. The competition to find the best non-professional troupe is central to the festival, and all participants compete for the International Champions title. Entrants come from all around the world. Each ensemble has just one day to set up their scenery and have a technical run-through of their carefully-rehearsed competition performance. Perhaps you will see one of the eventual winners! 4 nights from 569#. 12th August departure: Iolanthe, by Savoy Company, Philadelphia, The Gondoliers by Fraser Valley, Canada, and Ruddigore by the Cape Town G&S Society. Holiday code: AN905 Crowne Plaza Harrogate QQQQ Stay in the North Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate, a 550 metre walk from the Royal Hall, in a modern, stylish 4 star hotel with 214 bedrooms, a restaurant, bar, fitness centre, free Wi-Fi and parking. Transfers not included. HALF BOARD 3 nights from 399^ 4 nights from 569# Single rooms at no extra cost* l l l l l l l l All breakfasts plus dinners during Wetherby stays All breakfasts plus one dinner and lunches on performance days on Harrogate stays Opera performances with return transfers for those staying in Wetherby Welcome talk and daily talks from expert hosts Music host and Saga representative Welcome drink Porterage at your hotel Cancellation rights. To find out more visit saga.co.uk/gilbert-weekend Mercure Wetherby Hotel. Holiday code: AN903. Crowne Plaza Harrogate. Holiday code: AN905. ^Price based on all departures at Mercure Wetherby Hotel. #Price based on Aug 12, 2018 departure at the Crowne Plaza Harrogate. All prices are s per person based on two people sharing and may only be available for a limited number of bookings. Prices may change and current available prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please see the enclosed Essential Information. Single rooms: *Limited number of single rooms at no extra cost, subject to availability, after this a supplement will apply (supplement per person, per night): 35 (AN903); 30 (AN905), subject to availability. For the latest prices and offers, visit saga.co.uk/holidays. TRAVEL INFORMATION: We can arrange you travel. Please call for details. 34 To book call our trade reservations team FREE on 0800 074 8021