Welcome to
The 5th International
Gilbert & Sullivan Festival
Buxton, England 1998

New17/9/98 - A review of The Wandering Minstrels, Peterborough (on the Reviews and Diaries page)
13/9/98 - Nick Sales' Daily Diaries in parts 1-7 (on the Reviews and Diaries page)
30/8/98 - A Reviews and Diaries page (including some new reviews) linked to from the Index
18/8/98 - Pictures of the award winners on Sat 15 Aug page
18/8/98 - ..And finally! - our thoughts on the Festival linked to from the index

Over the next few days/weeks/months the pages will be improved, eg I have several reviews that I have not yet had time to publish plus many more pictures so please keep visiting. The site is also being gradually moved over to the G&S archive site - thanks to Jim Farron for his help on that project.
Jackie Richards

These pages are brought to you by Jackie & Bob Richards and Peter Zavon for the benefit of those unable to be at all or part of the Festival.

You find opinion on these pages. These are the opinions of those who expressed them and are not necessarily shared by Festival or Web Site management. Please send your flames to the authors.

If you have any comments or wish to raise any particular questions or issues to be included in these pages, please email us.

For the technically minded, the photographs on the daily pages were taken with a Sony Mavica MVC-FD7 - a digital camera with x10 optical zoom which stores the images directly onto a floppy disk in .jpg format. The photographs were taken from the dress circle (with prior permission of the organisers) during the actual performances using available light.

Further information:

The full programme for the Festival

Booking enquiries should be made to:
Buxton Opera House, Water Street, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6XN, UK Telephone 01298 72190 (from outside the UK phone +44 1298 72190)

Buxton Tourist Information Office:
01298 25106 (from outside the UK phone +44 1298 25106)

Related Web Sites:


  • Gilbert & Sullivan Archive
  • Savoynet
  • G&S Performing Groups


  • Eric Roberts


  • Buxton - the town, area map, accommodation
  • Buxton Hotels

  • Pages written by Jackie Richards Cardiff Gilbert & Sullivan Society