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Utopia Limited 1894Mr R D'Oyly Carte's Opera Company

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The provincial tour of Utopia Limited was one of the most successful, at least in Scotland, of any Gilbert and Sullivan work. Starting at the end of January, the company spent four weeks in Glasgow and two in Edinburgh. The show returned in the summer for another fortnight in each theatre - seventy performances in all.

As with the London production, the sets and costumes were on a more lavish scale than audiences were accustomed to - perhaps another reason why the work failed to enter the general repertoire.

Cast from Glasgow Herald in January.

In October, a small-scale company also toured. This involved soloists augmenting the small chorus as required, and piano accompaniment. See separate note.

Performance Cast

Princess Nekaya Second Daughter of King Paramount

Gertrude Aylward (Jan, Feb, Mar)

Princess Kalyba Youngest Daughter of King Paramount

Florence Hunter (Jan, Feb, Mar)

Scaphio a Judge of the Utopian Supreme Court

Mr G W Cockburn (Jan, Feb, Mar)

Phantis a Judge of the Utopian Supreme Court

Arthur Watts (Jan, Feb, Mar)

Tarara the Public Exploder

Charles Usher (Jan, Feb, Mar)

Calynx the Utopian Vice-Chamberlain

Charles Workman (Jan, Feb, Mar)

Lady Sophy an English Gouvernante

Louise Lancaster (Jan, Feb, Mar)

King Paramount the First King of Utopia

Mr J T MacMillan (Jan, Feb, Mar)

Princess Zara Eldest Daughter of King Paramount

Isabel Reddick (Jan, Feb, Mar)

Captain FitzBattleaxe First Life Guards

John Macauley (Jan, Feb, Mar)

Mr Goldbury a Company Promoter, later Comptroller of Utopian Household

Wilson Sheffield (Jan, Feb, Mar)

Performance DatesUtopia Limited 1894

Map List

Royalty, Glasgow | Glasgow

29 Jan, 19.30 30 Jan, 19.30 31 Jan, 19.30 1 Feb, 19.30 2 Feb, 19.30 3 Feb, 14.00 3 Feb, 19.00 5 Feb, 19.30 6 Feb, 19.30 7 Feb, 19.30 8 Feb, 19.30 9 Feb, 19.30 10 Feb, 14.00 10 Feb, 19.00 12 Feb, 19.30 13 Feb, 19.30 14 Feb, 19.30 15 Feb, 19.30 16 Feb, 19.30 17 Feb, 14.00 17 Feb, 19.00 19 Feb, 19.30 20 Feb, 19.30 21 Feb, 19.30 22 Feb, 19.30 23 Feb, 19.30 24 Feb, 14.00 24 Feb, 19.00 16 Jul, 19.30 17 Jul, 19.30 18 Jul, 19.30 19 Jul, 19.30 20 Jul, 19.30 21 Jul, 14.00 21 Jul, 19.00 23 Jul, 19.30 24 Jul, 19.30 25 Jul, 19.30 26 Jul, 19.30 27 Jul, 19.30 28 Jul, 14.00 28 Jul, 19.00

Royal Lyceum Theatre | Edinburgh

26 Feb, 19.30 27 Feb, 19.30 28 Feb, 19.30 1 Mar, 19.30 2 Mar, 19.30 3 Mar, 14.00 3 Mar, 19.30 5 Mar, 19.30 6 Mar, 19.30 7 Mar, 19.30 8 Mar, 19.30 9 Mar, 19.30 10 Mar, 14.00 10 Mar, 19.30 30 Jul, 19.30 31 Jul, 19.30 1 Aug, 19.30 2 Aug, 19.30 3 Aug, 19.30 4 Aug, 14.00 4 Aug, 19.00 6 Aug, 19.30 7 Aug, 19.30 8 Aug, 19.30 9 Aug, 19.30 10 Aug, 19.30 11 Aug, 14.00 11 Aug, 19.00

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