British Musical Theatre


Celebrating British Musical Theatre through the Early 20th Century
A Part of the Gilbert and Sullivan Archive

While the Gilbert and Sullivan operas have prospered and are alive and well more than a century after their birth, most of the other British Musical Theatre through the First World War has been largely forgotten today. This section of the Gilbert and Sullivan Archive is dedicated to this large body of musical theatre, much of it quite excellent, and some deserving revivals today.

Similarly, there are a large number of neglected shows which received their premieres in the United States. Many of these can be found in a companion section, American Musical Theatre.


The Musicals
Chronological list of a representative sample of British Musicals of this era, with links to additional information on these musicals.
The Composers
Biographies of some of the major British musical theatre composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The Authors
Biographies of some of the major British musical theatre authors of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Other British Musical Theatre Sites

Comments on this offering of the Gilbert and Sullivan Archive should be sent to the Archive Curator, Paul Howarth, at gandsarchive@yahoo.co.uk. Contributions are welcome. Please contact Paul to see what we need, and appropriate formats.


Page updated 4 June 2017. Copyright © 2017 Paul Howarth All Rights Reserved