Gilbert and Sullivan's Improbable New Musical: ... and Helen


The Coily Dart Theatre Company


Following two previous Edinburgh Fringe sell-out shows, Coily Dart Theatre present another brand-new comedy musical, based upon the little told story of the life of Helen Carte. Gilbert, Sullivan and D’Oyly Carte are well-known names in theatre, synonymous with the birth of musicals - yet Helen Carte’s important contributions to their legacy and her wider impact on British Theatre have been pushed to the wings. In this audio-show, a fictional Gilbert and Sullivan resolve to create a long overdue operetta, based upon Helen’s remarkable life. Featuring music from across the G&S canon, including The Pirates of Penzance and HMS Pinafore, the show is liberally sprinkled with G&S references, which Savoyards will no doubt recognise. The show highlights Helen’s diplomacy, her sharp business acumen, and her vision in shaping modern theatre. Please note that this is an audio only show.