Leigh’s depiction of G&S shenanigans in outer space may not have pleased some hardline traditionalists, but then neither did Jonathan Miller’s 1987 retake on The Mikado, which hit the headlines with a wallop and fuelled a trend that has lasted, albeit not always successfully.
In its review, the Guardian said “the real discovery here is Claudia Boyle, who brings tremendous presence to the part of Mabel, and dispatches the dizzy...
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