Hello 2013, it's time for the biennial gasbagging by the Midga and myself! This may be our last visit to Buxton, though, as the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival will move to Harrogate as of next year.
Lessons learned from previous trips:
* 2007: Stay for the whole festival. There's no point taking time off work, going to the other side of the world, and then staying only just long enough to rehearse and perform.
* 2009: America's all very well, but it's a lot less stressful to just visit England. Maybe we'll drop in on Canada some time, but not this year.
* 2011: Be sure your whole party really wants to go. Having someone along who isn't enjoying G&S doesn't improve the experience, and it's silly to go all round the world to not even enjoy the trip.
* 2013: What will this year's lesson be?
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