Tarantara Productions is an exciting new professional company established in 2014 to perform the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan to the highest standards.
At its inaugural performance, Tarantara performed a concert of G&S highlights at Chichester Festival Theatre, with a full orchestra of 26 conducted by Martin Handley and featuring some of the Country’s finest Savoyards, including Rebeccca Bottone, Frances McCafferty, and Barry Clark.
Tarantara Productions has been formed to put on the full range of G & S operettas both in concert performances and also in fully staged productions. It also aims to promote and build an audience for the future for its core repertoire through parallel education projects; it is not just about captivating existing fans.
Tarantara’s performances reject the outdated stylised conventions of the past but without embracing those modern ‘updatings’ of this glorious repertoire which, in attempting to reinvent the genre, do not do justice to the essence of what are a set of core works within the English speaking music theatre repertoire.