Gilbert Without Sullivan


02The Realm Of Joy2005011220181127 (BBC7)

A West End play causes such a scandal, that respectable Victorian theatregoers can't keep away.

The second series of short stories by WS Gilbert dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.

Starring Jonathan Coy as WS Gilbert, Alexander Delamere as Jellybag, Jeffrey Harmer as Quisby, Tim Hudson as Edgar, Jilly Bond as Henrietta, Stephen Hogan as Joseph, Bella Merlin as Hebe and Charlotte West-oram as Mrs Spiff.

Playwright and humourist, Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836-1911) is best known for his comic opera collaborations with Sir Arthur Sullivan, which first captivated audiences across the English-speaking world in the late 19th century.

Director: Jenny Stephens

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.

A play causes such a scandal, that respectable Victorian theatre-goers can't keep away.

Dramatisations from the stories of WS Gilbert, by Stephen Wyatt.