Topsy TurvyTheatre on the Bay
The magical world of Gilbert and Sullivan with Jonathan Roxmouth, 2012 Fleur du Cap Double Award Winner! Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Musical for his role as Judas Iscariot in Jesus Christ Superstar and Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his role as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera.
Multi-award winner Jonathan Roxmouth (The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, HATS OFF!, A Handful of Keys) is to lay siege to Theatre on the Bay in June with a regiment of ridiculous characters in his new one-man show, TOPSY TURVY. In it, Roxmouth revisits the song and verse of British duo Gilbert & Sullivan, who were responsible for such evergreen comic operas as H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado to name a few. But be warned - this is no "traditional" recital ...
In TOPSY TURVY, Roxmouth takes the audience on a laugh-out-loud ride through the hysterical world of G&S. The classic songs are dusted off and given a modern twist for a brand new audience.
Come swash your buckle with the Pirate King, giggle with the Three Little Maids (yes, all three of them) and even do a high kick with the motor-mouthed Major-General in an evening of English theatrical nostalgia. And as a bonus, there is a lesson on how to write your own Gilbertian Operetta!
If you have never heard of G&S, this is the perfect introduction to their work that the rest of the die-hard Gilbertians out there will love to see and hear again. Whether you know of Gilbert & Sullivan or not, this is a must-see for all fans of musical schizophrenia. One man. Over 15 characters. 8 Operettas.