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Gustav Holst’s The Idea

  • 8 June 2024
  • 16:0017:00
  • £16.50
  • Ages 0 – 18 years


Discover the delight of this little known, family fun, theatrical operetta, which is undertaking its UK premier this year. The Prime Minister has had an Idea….

This early and tuneful composition by English composer Gustav Holst is an unexpected far throw from his best known orchestral suite The Planets. Holst’s collaboration with his 22 year old contemporary of The Royal College of Music Fritz B Hart fuses a sharp, witty and satirical libretto, Holst’s catchy tunes, inspired by Gilbert and Sullivan, woven into a joyful fresh new arrangement by Patrick Vincent.

In a witty and surreal adapted staging by director Paula Chitty. The Prime Minister of this great and glorious country interrupts the wacky court of a rambling king and clown faced queen to announce his great Idea.

Presented by Irrational Theatre, in association with The Courtyard Theatre.


  • Bowling Green Walk
  • London
  • Greater London
  • EC1R 0NE
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