Berenice Stage Costume Hire Gallery:  Thespis(1871)
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Gallery: Thespis First Performed 1871

or The Gods Grown Old (December 26, 1871; Gaiety Theatre; 64 performances)

The Gods on Mount Olympus are old and tired, so decide to take a vacation to earth while a group of travelling actors take their place. Most of the music for this opera has been lost, so it is played today only in reconstructions using either other Sullivan music, or original music. 
The general theme was used again in Grand Duke.

We have never been asked to costume any of the reconstructions but await commissions.
   
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Opera

First Night

Closing

Theatre

Thespis

December 26, 1871

March 8, 1872

Gaiety

Trial by Jury

March 25, 1875

December 18, 1875

Royalty

The Sorcerer

November 17, 1877

May 24, 1878

Opéra Comique

H.M.S. Pinafore

May 25, 1878

February 20, 1880

Opéra Comique

The Pirates of Penzance

December 30, 1879
December 31, 1879
April 3, 1880

December 30, 1879
December 31, 1879
April 2, 1881

Bijou, Paignton
Fifth Avenue Theater, NY
Opéra Comique

Patience

April 23, 1881
October 10, 1881

October 8, 1881
November 22, 1882

Opéra Comique
Savoy

Iolanthe

November 25, 1882

January 1, 1884

Savoy

Princess Ida

January 5, 1884

October 9, 1884

Savoy

The Mikado

March 14, 1885

January 19, 1887

Savoy

Ruddygore

January 22, 1887

November 5, 1887

Savoy

The Yeomen of the Guard

October 3, 1888

November 30, 1889

Savoy

The Gondoliers

December 7, 1889

June 20, 1891

Savoy

Utopia, Limited

October 7, 1893

June 9, 1894

Savoy

The Grand Duke

March 7, 1896

July 10, 1896

Savoy

Compiled from The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company In Gilbert and Sullivan Operas: A Record of Productions, 1875-1961.
Compiled by Cyril Rollins and R. John Witts. London: Michael Joseph, 1962