Camdram

Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan SocietyCUGSS

The Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society typically put on three or four shows a year, including a freshers' show open to all in Michaelmas, a large scale show in Lent (at West Road Concert Hall for the foreseeable future), and a show at the 700-seat Minack Theatre on the cliffs of Cornwall in September.

Although members are welcome to participate in any single project, CUGSS is well known for its sociability, and has a strong events calendar in addition to its productions, which provides fabulous opportunities to meet lots of lovely people! To whet your appetite, these include singthroughs of shows (plus free gourmet food and drink!), movie nights, pub crawls and subsidized trips to the theatre for members. A festive Christmas party, glamorous Annual Dinner and gorgeous garden party complete the irresistible parcel!

We have also put on many shows that were not written by Gilbert or Sullivan, and welcome funding applications for other shows that would be of interest to our members.

For more information on the society, see our website

Contact Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Get involved with Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society shows:
  • Patience is looking for: Publicity Designer and/or Publicist, Production Manager, Technical Director, Set Designer, Lighting Designer, Costume Designer, Stage Manager - more details
  • The Sorcerer is looking for: Production Manager (deadline 8th July), Technical Director (deadline 8th July), Publicity Designer (deadline 29th July), Publicist (deadline 29th July), Costume Designer (deadline 29th July), Set Designer (deadline 29th July) - more details
  • Patience has announced: Application to Musical Direct, Assistant Direct, Assistant Produce and Choreograph - more details
  • The Sorcerer has announced: ★☆ Applications to MUSICAL DIRECT, ASSISTANT DIRECT, ASSISTANT PRODUCE and CHOREOGRAPH ☆★ - more details

Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 19:28 on 11th June Twitter

We're excited to announce that tickets for our next show, La Naissance d'Osiris ON PUNTS are on sale! Performances are Thursday 20th June, 1pm & 6pm on St John's College Waterfront - you can get tickets here: cugss.tessera.events #opera


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 19:51 on 8th June Twitter

Reminder that applications are open for our Michaelmas show, HMS Pinafore! For more information: camdram.net/vacancies/appl…
For Mainshow, applications are open for THE SORCERER, PATIENCE or THE GRAND DUKE. For more information: camdram.net/vacancies/appl…


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 16:09 on 28th May Twitter

Applications are open for our MICHAELMAS SHOW and MAINSHOW! Our Michaelmas show will be HMS Pinafore! For more information: camdram.net/vacancies/appl…
For Mainshow, applications are open for THE SORCERER, PATIENCE or THE GRAND DUKE. For more information: camdram.net/vacancies/appl…


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 22:06 on 27th April Twitter

Iolanthe is about to begin! Come join us in fairyland! #24hsingthrough🧚💂💼


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 17:15 on 27th April Twitter

15 mins until Princess Ida! Come along and sing along to this year's Minack show! #24hsingthrough 👸🎓⚔️📖


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 15:47 on 27th April Twitter

Pour oh pour the pirates sherry! This is your 15 minute call for THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE! #24hsingthough ☠️👮☀️☔


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 14:49 on 27th April Twitter

Silence in Court! Trial by Jury will be being in about 15 minutes #24hsingthrough ⚖️👰💰
Come along for "Half an hour of banging tunes"


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 12:41 on 27th April Twitter

Gondoliers coming up next (after a capital luncheon)! #24hsingthrough 🚣🇮🇹🇪🇸👑


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 09:32 on 27th April Twitter

Sorcerer has just begun! Come and join us 🧙‍♂️☕#24hsingthrough


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 09:32 on 27th April Twitter

Our 24h sing through is today! Between now and 9am tomorrow we will sing through all 13 G&S operettas! Stay tuned to hear what we're up to! #24hsingthrough


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 11:36 on 3rd March Twitter

WARNING: CONTROVERSIAL CONTENT

Our 2018-19 President has shared her G&S order of preference!
How does yours differ?...

(Disclaimer: The views expressed in this tweet are the individual's and do not necessarily reflect the official stance of CUG&SS)
#gands #Cambridge twitter.com/tiffs96/status…


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 13:15 on 6th February Twitter

Check out our the preview of The Mikado, written by Beatrix Swanson Scott!
varsity.co.uk/theatre/16975
Tickets are selling fast, grab yours now: adcticketing.com/mikado
Remember there is 10% off when you buy 8 tickets or more or 25% off OPENING NIGHT with the offer code RAPTURE !!


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 20:33 on 5th February Twitter

🌟THE MIKADO🌟 probably has one of the most ambitious sets at West Road to date!
Come and see it for yourself - get tickets here; adcticketing.com/mikado
Remember there is 10% off when you buy 8 tickets or more, and 25% off OPENING NIGHT (Thurs 7th) with the promo code RAPTURE !!


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 10:42 on 5th February Twitter

2 DAYS TO GO until THE MIKADO at @WestRoadCH opens!
Remember, as well as 10% off when you buy 8 or more tickets, you can also get 25% OFF OPENING NIGHT with the promo code RAPTURE !!
Tickets are selling fast, so grab yours now: adcticketing.com/mikado
Trailer made by Michael Lee


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 16:09 on 2nd February Twitter

The cast of 🚲THE MIKADO🚲 are hard at work as we enter the weekend before the show!
🌟Tickets are selling fast, especially for the 9th, so get tickets now to avoid disappointment! adcticketing.com/mikado 🌟
Photography credits to Tom Olphin


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 14:27 on 1st February Twitter

The company of The Mikado had a photoshoot with the wonderful @JohannesHjorth last weekend! Take a look at the pictures here: photo.johanneshjorth.se/mikado/?fbclid…
Get tickets: adcticketing.com/mikado


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 18:45 on 31st January Twitter

Its one week to go until 🚲THE MIKADO🚲 at @WestRoadCH opens! The cast have been hard at work, and had a successful full run of the show yesterday!
If you haven't got your ticket, hurry and get yours here as there selling fast: adcticketing.com/mikado
Picture credit to Tom Olphin


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 22:10 on 28th January Twitter

Half the tickets have gone for our mainshow THE MIKADO at West Road Concert Hall!
Grab your tickets now before its too late: adcticketing.com/mikado
p.s. get 10% off when you buy 8 tickets or more!


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 20:36 on 21st January Twitter

Just over two weeks to go!
The Mikado, coming soon to a West Road Concert Hall near you...
Tickets are selling fast, grab yours here: adcticketing.com/mikado


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 18:53 on 15th January Twitter

The Three Little Maids have started learning their choreography at our first rehearsal for The Mikado yesterday!
Get tickets here: adcticketing.com/mikado
Performances are 7th-9th February at 7:45pm, with a bonus matinee on the 9th at 2pm!


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 19:41 on 7th January Twitter

The Mikado's Set Designer, James Ireland, has been busy sewing the beautiful set together! Curious to see the end product? Tickets are available here: adcticketing.com/mikado
Performances are 7th - 9th February at 7:45pm at @WestRoadCH , with a bonus matinee on the 9th at 2pm!


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 19:33 on 6th January Twitter

Next is Louisa Stuart-Smith, who will be playing Peep-Bo: a performer in the "Three Little Maids" act at the theatre! She is the most world-wary of the trio, and (in her opinion) the best dancer!
Get tickets here: adcticketing.com/mikado


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 21:20 on 4th January Twitter

Next is Harriet Spring, playing Pitti-Sing: one of the performers in the "Three Little Maids" act. When The Mikado makes a rare visit to the theatre, she helps with the plan to pretend his requests have been carried out, but does it succeed? Tickets: adcticketing.com/mikado


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 21:39 on 3rd January Twitter

Next is Hope Whitehead, playing Katisha - once one of Broadway's brightest stars, has been replaced by younger performers. Her divaish and melodramatic ways have made her one of the few people able to influence the great Mikado himself...
Get tickets here: adcticketing.com/mikado


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 20:59 on 31st December Twitter

Next up is Rory Russell, playing Pooh-Bah - a member of The Mikado's gang and a secret lover of producing (though he would never admit to himself). As a result, he takes on almost every production role possible!
Get tickets here: adcticketing.com/mikado


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 21:25 on 30th December Twitter

Next is Joe Dutton playing Ko-Ko: Costume designer at the theatre, but good fortune has also promoted him to being in charge of punishing those who do not respond to extortion...
Get tickets here: adcticketing.com/mikado


Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 21:20 on 29th December Twitter

Next is Sophie Ellis playing Yum-Yum-Lead performer in the "Three Little Maids" act at the theatre, but dreams of becoming a serious vocalist. She is engaged to her ward, Ko-Ko, but her interest seems to be with a newcomer at the theatre... adcticketing.com/mikado


Shows

  • Sun 22 Sep
  • Mon 23 Sep
  • Tue 24 Sep
  • Wed 25 Sep
  • Thu 26 Sep
  • Fri 27 Sep
  • Sat 28 Sep
  • Sun 10 Nov
  • Mon 11 Nov
  • Tue 12 Nov
  • Wed 13 Nov
  • Thu 14 Nov
  • Fri 15 Nov
  • Sat 16 Nov
  • Sun 2 Feb
  • Mon 3 Feb
  • Tue 4 Feb
  • Wed 5 Feb
  • Thu 6 Feb
  • Fri 7 Feb
  • Sat 8 Feb

Past shows

See all the shows this society has been previously involved in at the society history page.