26/12/1871 Gilbert and Sullivan collaborate for the first time
Thespis Diddlesex Junction
Thespis - Act I Finale
Thespis is an operatic extravaganza that was the first collaboration between dramatist W. S. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan. Thespis premièred in London at the Gaiety Theatre. Like many productions at that theatre, it was written in a broad, burlesque style, considerably different from Gilbert and Sullivan's later works.