A collection of more than a century of productions of Gilbert and Sullivan operas and the working life of the company for which they were created have been bought by the British Library from the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company. The collection includes prompt scripts, musical scores, photographs, costume designs, pay lists, reel to reel recordings, a set of clothes-peg dolls dressed as characters from HMS Pinafore and some devastatingly frank comments on auditions. Read more in the Guardian.