A rollicking adaptation of three outrageous, absurd and hilarious stories (and two Bab Ballads) by the master of Victorian black comedy Sir W. S. Gilbert, brought lovingly to the stage by The Ornate Johnsons’ David Mounfield and Brian Mitchell.
Now immortalised for his partnership with composer Sir Arthur Sullivan, Gilbert was, in his own right, a renowned playwright and comic writer and, like Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear, a master of “Nonsense” verse. As a regular contributor to Punch and Fun magazines he produced many fantastic stories with his trademark dark humour that would not seem out of place in a collection by Woody Allen, while his uproarious poems known as The Bab Ballads have remained almost constantly in print.
For the first time and on the 180th anniversary of his birth, three of his funniest tales and two of the best-loved Bab Ballads take to the stage in this new adaptation by Mitchell & Nixon.
Age: 7+ suitable for families
Company: The Foundry Group
Performance, 19 Jan 2017, 7.30pm
Admission – £6
Venue: Forest Arts Centre, Hawbush Road, Leamore, Walsall, WS3 1AG
Box Office: 0300 555 2898