"Utopia, Limited" tells the story of a tropical paradise, ruled over by an indulgent yet all powerful king (well, almost) which is "improved" by the adoption of western style political, social and economic reforms, introduced by a foreign power for well meaning but misguided reasons. Gilbert's satire on British Imperialism still resonates today as western style democracy and economic reforms are being established in the Middle East, and radical reforms to "improve" all areas of the public services are taking place here at home.
We have a photos of the show, information on how to obtain the recordings, and comments on our shows.
The 2006 Saturday matinee was signed by a British Sign Language interpreter, and was sponsored by Herbi Vores vegetarian cafe (in the Schunk building next to the John Rylands Library).
The programme is available for download as a pdf (14Mb).