WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan lit up the Victorian stage with their unique combination of delightful music, sharp satire, and good taste. Many of their lyrics and tunes are still referred to today: from "The Policeman's Lot Is Not A Happy One" of the Prirates of Penzance to the not-quite-Japanese silliness that is the Mikado.Swindon G&S society, formed in the late 60s, has recently decided to go on a local tour with selections from the shows in which we can showcase Sullivan's fine music and Gilbert's timeless (and wicked) humour. We will also have a preview of songs from our forthcoming full production of "Iolanthe". We welcome you all to the Memorial Hall on December 2nd at 7.30pm, and since it's the start of the Christmas season we'll include a few carols for all to sing.
Some of the Swindon Gilbert & Sullivan Society are also appearing in, or are otherwise involved in Theatre Ink's production of Chess. You know Chess, it was written by the beardy ones from ABBA. It's shaping up to be a brilliant show so do come along. Full details below:
...Or rather a kettle of something else. We have close ties with Cirencester Operatic Society - so much so that a few of our members are appearing with them in The Sorcerer in two weeks time. We're very excited about theshow and know you will be too. Full details in the poster below:
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