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Gilbert & Sullivan Society Programme 97th Season 2019-20

Dear Members, 

Unfortunately the remainder of the meetings for our 97th Season have had to be cancelled owing to the corona virus.  Our venue, Conway Hall have cancelled our booking for Sat 16th May and we felt in view of the current situation, it was not safe to try and have International G&S Day on Sun 3rd. We are going to try to put our cancelled meetings and events into our 98th Season's programme which will be included in the Summer edition of the G&S News and on this website once finalised.

The Spring Edition of the G&S News should be sent out in April but please regard the events listed on  'Dates for your Diary'  as unlikely to take place.  Check before attending anything listed.

We wish all our members across the world the very best at this unprecedented time and hope you can all stay safe and well.

John Penn 




Wednesday 18th September 7:15pm

"Come gather round" AGM

To be followed by a film show introduced by VP Leon Berger where we will see some more of his unique footage of DOC stars post 1982

Conway Hall
Saturday 26th October 2:30pm

‘All one sees that’s Japanese’         The Peter Parker Memorial Meeting

How the Lure of the Exotic influenced many shows at The Savoy including The Mikado, Utopia Ltd., The Nautch Girl, Cups & Saucers and The Geisha. A new presentation by Vincent Daniels who is joined by Jackie Mitchell (soprano), Nick Dobson (baritone) and accompanied by Helen Kerr-Wallace.

Conway Hall
Saturday 9th November 2:30pm

W. S. Gilbert's Birthday Event

'men in women's clothes'
Sasha Regan returns with more of her company to tell us about her unique all-male productions of the savoy Operas

Conway Hall
Wednesday 4th December 7:15pm

‘Let's thoroughly enjoy ourselves’               

Our Seasonal Gathering where we invite one of our VPs to select some ‘Desert Island Discs’ and tell us why plus how G&S has featured in their life.  To also include some G&S seasonal fun with our annual diabolical quiz with John Tritton and light refreshments.

Conway Hall
Saturday 29th February 2:30 pm

‘With unusual revelry’

An afternoon concert from New London G&S with various pieces from the canon including some Pirates of Penzance to celebrate Frederick’s 40th birthday.

Conway Hall
Saturday 28th March 2:30pm


‘A merry maiden’

Former D’Oyly Carte mezzo Abby Hadfield will keep us amused with tales about her time in and after the D’Oyly Carte in her own inimitable way.

Conway Hall

Saturday 4th April 2:30pm  


‘Welcome little Buttercup on board’

Buttercup’s Songbook – a cornucopia of Sullivan songs with Sylvia Clarke (Contralto) accompanied by Geoffrey Burford

Conway Hall

Monday 4th May Bank Holiday

International G&S Day –  'Sing me your song O'

Annual celebrations at Barataria with a scratch The Yeomen of the Guard & lunch

Full details in the Winter edition of the News including booking details

Details in G&S News

Saturday 16th May 2:30pm

 A.S. Sullivan birthday meeting    ‘A theatrical crew’                         

Roberta Morrell and some of the former D’Oyly Carte personalities involved come to launch ‘D’Oyly Carte inside out’, sequel to ‘D’Oyly Carte: The Inside Story’.  An opportunity to buy your signed copy.

Conway Hall

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