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Gilbert & Sullivan Society Programme 94th Season 2016-17



Saturday 17th September

"Duty duty must be done…"      AGM  To be followed by refreshments and a  showing the second part of a  special DVD made by  Cynthia Morey which is not available commercially.

Saturday 1st October 2:30pm

D'Oyly Carte: The Inside Story 

We launch the  new DOC book by Roberta Morrell and celebrate with Roberta, Cynthia Morey our President and some friends

Conway Hall
Saturday 19th November 2:30pm

W. S. Gilbert's Birthday Event

‘150 years of Gilbert on stage’

Andrew Crowther returns to the Society to give us an afternoon of Gilbert with particular reference to his plays since Dulcamara was premiered in Dec 1866.

Tuesday 6th December 7:15pm

Seasonal Gathering
Some G&S seasonal fun with a presentation from Christine Parfitt on the Edwardian Theatre, our annual diabolical quiz, light refreshments and a short magic show from resident magician, Michael Symes.      

Saturday 11th February 2:30 pm

‘Who are you, Sir?’     

A musically complete, semi-staged performance of the original version of Cox & Box  (by F. C. Burnand & A. Sullivan) featuring Leon Berger, Russell Painter & Bruce Graham followed by a concert.  A hilarious afternoon is promised with this cast.

Conway Hall
Saturday 11th March 2:30pm

Gags and fan letters
Tony Joseph and friends give us two presentations written by Tony called ‘Gilbert, Gags and Gagging’ and ‘Writing for Autographs’ which is a selection of fan letters to and from various D’Oyly Carte people down the ages.

Conway Hall

21st - 23rd April 

'Life’s a pudding full of plums’ 
Manchester Society Convention at the Alma Lodge Hotel in Stockport.
Programme & booking forms will be  with the Autumn/Winter News or contact Jean Duftyon 0161 9673 9965 jean.mkdufty@btopenworld.com  for more details


Monday 1st May
Bank Holiday

International G&S DayBBQ at Barataria 2  
Following the success of 2016 we thought we’d repeat the BBQ and this time follow it with a scratch Patience.  Booking details will be in the Autumn/Winter News

Details in G&S News

Saturday 13th May 2:30pm

Arthur Sullivan's Birthday Event

‘If you give me your attention’       

We welcome young baritone,  Matthew Siveter for a concert featuring Sullivan, Coward and Grossmith.

Conway Hall
June/July We may also have a summer outing.             Details will be published in the G&S News if this goes ahead

CAA:                Club for Acts and Actors  20 Bedford Street, London WC23 9HP click here for a map

Conway Hall:    25 Red Lion Square, Holbourn. WC1R 4RL click here for a map