‘…it worked extremely well. The packed house hung on every word that Karl Daymond sang and spoke. His timing would delight any connoisseur of cabaret’

Opera Magazine


‘Irresistable gripping theatre, with a vigorously projected performance from Pippa Longworth.’

The Times


‘…Karl Daymond is uncommonly clear in enunciation.’

New York Times


‘Pippa Longworth looks luscious and sings with attractive warmth of tone.’

Financial Times


…and Horatio, brilliantly played by Karl Daymond, who accompanies the whole action on a white grand piano.’

The Scotsman


‘Long spans of concentrated and beautiful singing by Pippa Longworth.’



‘Karl Daymond rivalled Coward in a pointedly rewritten version of I’ve Been to a Marvellous Party’

The Stage


What a lot of happy responses I have had to your show…it’s clear that everyone went home feeling very smiley and had quite obviously had a lovely time.’

Ruth Phelps (Shawford Mill Theatre)


Thank you both so much for a delightful evening – what a wonderfully original ‘bunch’ of quotes, proverbs, definitions and readings you gathered, and what a lovely ‘bouquet’ of music and songs!  Everyone enjoyed it very much and there were many appreciative comments as people left.’

Elizabeth Davis (Hungerford Festival)


You presented a marvellous “Christmas In The Parlour” for us last year and the feedback here was fantastic.  I am wondering if we could book you again.

Pamela Hunt (St. Jerome’s, LLangwm)


‘ the attraction of the Smallest Opera is, I am sure, very largely why so many enthusiastic people came, and the sheer fun of the day – Everyone came out of your trailer laughing, and admiring the sheer ingenuity of your and Karl’s enterprise. It was really sweet of you to go into over-time so that the workers could enjoy it too.  Thank you so much for your talent and enthusiasm.’

Lady Alice Renton


Promoter Comments from the Arts Council of Wales ‘Night Out’ Scheme

“very efficient, entertaining and varied programme for all ages”

“This is a wonderful as always-word perfect -very professional”

“Delightful as always”

“Thoroughly entertaining with a wide repertoire, Karl and Pippa are very talented musicians who gave us a most enjoyable concert “

” A very professional comic performance which was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience.”

“a wonderful seasonal show”

“Opera playhouse provided us with an excellent evenings entertainment. We would certainly love to have them again. “

“A Brilliant show, super-talented, very-funny and totally professional.”