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:
Join the prod team for G&S' The Gondoliers!

We are looking for: Assistant Producer, Assistant Director(s), Assistant Musical Director, Publicity Manager, Production Manager, Technical Director(s)

    Contact Producer - Emily Trubshaw, et460@cam.ac.uk before 22nd Nov 2020 17:00 for more details.

    Join the tech/prod team for G&S' The Gondoliers!

    We are looking for: Stage Manager, Deputy Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager(s), Set Designer, Set Builder(s), Lighting Designer, Lighting Operator(s)

      Contact Producer - Emily Trubshaw, et460@cam.ac.uk before 22nd Nov 2020 17:00 for more details.

      Join the design team for G&S' The Gondoliers!

      We are looking for: Costume Designer, Choreographer, Wardrobe Assistant, Hair and Make-up Artist, Source/Props Master,

        Contact Producer - Emily Trubshaw, et460@cam.ac.uk before 22nd Nov 2020 17:00 for more details.

        Join The Gilbert and Sullivan Society's mainshow cast of The Gondoliers!

        The Lent Term Main Show is the Gilbert and Sullivan’s Society’s biggest event of the year, and in 2021 we’re excited to be presenting The Gondoliers! This big-budget, ambitious production is an opportunity to perform a G&S favourite in one of Cambridge’s biggest venues.

        • Sun 22nd Nov, 10:30–12:30, TBC
        • Sun 22nd Nov, 15:30–19:30, TBC

        Contact Producer - Emily Trubshaw, et460@cam.ac.uk before 21st Nov 2020 17:00 for more details.

        You can also see all events that have been put on by this society.

        Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 09:03 on 19th October Twitter

        We are looking for a cast, tech and prod team for the G&S mainshow in February!

        More info in the audition pack below.

        For the prod/tech team, please email me (et460) with your application!
        camdram.net/shows/2021-the…

        docs.google.com/document/d/1Qr…


        Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 17:25 on 3rd October Twitter

        The Gilbert and Sullivan Society is back and bringing you an exciting COVID safe Michaelmas term production of Iolanthe!
        The Full Cast Recording will be released on 26th November, but for now, we are looking for a cast and prod team members (see camdram)!!


        Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 13:55 on 6th February Twitter

        Today's the day! Grab your tickets now for THE SORCERER at West Road Concert Hall! Only on from tonight until Sat at 7:45pm (and 2pm on Sat)
        tickets.gands.org.uk or available on the door!
        Take a sneak peak of our dress rehearsal photos here, taken by the wonderful Helena Fox!


        Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 13:53 on 6th February Twitter

        Its time for the moment you've all been waiting for, a sneak peek of our infamous teapot from THE SORCERER in all its glory!
        Get tickets here: tickets.gands.org.uk
        @WestRoadCH , 6th - 8th Feb, 7:45pm, and 2pm 8th


        Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 21:06 on 3rd February Twitter

        Jake Humbles and Abi Crook are playing The Notary and Constance in THE SORCERER - an ill fitting couple that came to pass due to a love potion...but will they find their true love in the end?
        @WestRoadCH 6-8 Feb 7:45pm matinée 8th at 2pm
        tickets.gands.org.uk
        📷 Tristan Selden


        Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 12:04 on 3rd February Twitter

        Tune into BBC Radio Cambridgeshire today from 2:15pm to listen to Matthew (The Sorcerer) and Sylvie (Aline) chat about all things Sorcerer 🧙‍♂️☕✨
        bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/li…
        tickets.gands.org.uk


        Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 13:32 on 2nd February Twitter

        Check out these pictures of the cast rehearsing for ☕️THE SORCERER☕️ which they are excited to be performing next week!
        Come and see them 6th - 8th Feb at @WestRoadCH at 7:45pm, and a matinée on the 8th at 2pm!
        tickets.gands.org.uk
        Photography by Tristan Selden


        Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 21:06 on 1st February Twitter

        The cast of 🧙‍♂️THE SORCERER🧙‍♂️ tried on their stunning costumes for the first time yesterday, thanks to our wonderful costume designer!
        Photography by Tristan Selden


        Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 17:26 on 1st February Twitter

        Our costumes for our upcoming production of The Sorcerer arrived yesterday from none other than The National Theatre itself! Keep your eyes peeled to see sneak previews of them over the coming days!
        Photography by Tristan Selden


        Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 21:54 on 30th January Twitter

        ☕ONE WEEK TO GO☕
        Our wonderful orchestra began rehearsals yesterday - Come and see them and the equally talented cast at West Road Concert Hall, 6th - 8th February at 7:45pm, with an additional matinée on the 8th at 2pm!
        Tickets: tickets.gands.org.uk


        Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 16:36 on 29th January Twitter

        We had a very successful first run through of our upcoming production of The Sorcerer last night, and we are so excited to be opening in just over a weeks time!
        tickets.gands.org.uk, @WestRoadCH from 6 - 8 Feb at 7:45pm, matinée on the 8th at 2pm
        Photography by Tristan Selden


        Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 18:17 on 22nd January Twitter

        Today, the producer of The Sorcerer showed off the pyrotechnic effects of our centerpiece prop to West Road Concert Hall management - anyone for a Jorum of tea?!
        See it for yourself Thurs 6-Sat 8 Feb at 7:45pm, or Sat 8th at 2pm at West Road Concert Hall! tickets.gands.org.uk


        Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 22:12 on 1st January Twitter

        We're excited to announce that our next production at The Minack Theatre will be HMS PINAFORE! Applications are now open to DIRECT, MUSICAL DIRECT and PRODUCE!
        For further details: camdram.net/vacancies/appl…


        Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 18:10 on 21st December Twitter

        We are excited to announce that tickets for The Sorcerer, are now on sale! A funny, touching, and exciting pantomime-esque fairy tale wrapped up in a wonderful comic operetta!
        Get tickets here: tickets.gands.org.uk
        Poster design is by Jonathan van Es


        Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 10:22 on 8th October Twitter

        Come and find us at the the CUSU Freshers' Fair 10am-4pm today and tomorrow!
        Find out about Patience auditions, Freshers' social and other exciting upcoming events! #gands #gilbertandsullivan #cusufreshersfair #cusu #cambridge #cambridgetheatre


        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 !!


        Shows

        • Sun 22 Nov
        • Mon 23 Nov
        • Tue 24 Nov
        • Wed 25 Nov
        • Thu 26 Nov
        • Fri 27 Nov
        • Sat 28 Nov
        • Sun 31 Jan
        • Mon 1 Feb
        • Tue 2 Feb
        • Wed 3 Feb
        • Thu 4 Feb
        • Fri 5 Feb
        • Sat 6 Feb

        Past shows

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