Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera at the Masque

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Feminism, evolution and education are just some of the themes covered in a new production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera Princess Ida.

The Arts Barn Gilbert and Sullivan Society will be staging the show next week at the Masque Theatre at the Latimer Arts College in Castle Way, Barton Seagrave.

The story has been reset in the 20s. Princess Ida and Prince Hilarion were betrothed when only one-year-old and the time has come for the Prince to claim his bride. Ida, in the meantime, has founded a women-only university where no males are allowed.

The show will run from May 16-18 at 7.30pm. There will also be a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday, May 18.

Tickets cost £11 or £5 for under 16s. Ring 01536 414141 or 01536 737773 (after 4pm).