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:
AUDITIONS ARE OPEN for PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Auditions are open for Pirates of Penzance at West Road Concert Hall in week 3 of Lent! This is one of the largest scale productions in the Cambridge calendar, featuring a full orchestra, a transforming pirate ship, spooky graveyards, and we're now looking for a cast to bring it to life! We welcome people from any musical or theatrical background, no G&S experience required!

    Contact Pirateswestroad2023@gmail.com before 4th Dec 2022 00:00 for more details.

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

    Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 15:47 on 3rd November Twitter

    Auditions for RUDDIGORE are tomorrow and Saturday!
    Times and locations are as follows:
    Fri 4th Nov, 15:00–19:00, Munby Room, King's College
    Sat 5th Nov, 14:00–17:00, Chetwynd Room, King's College
    For more info, take a look at our application pack here: docs.google.com/document/d/1M_…


    Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 11:36 on 18th October Twitter

    Whether you're a bonafide G&S expert, were intrigued at the Fresher's fair, or just love theatre and/or meeting new people, come along to our fresher's social from 7pm till late, come along to our Fresher's social THIS THURSDAY 20th Oct! Details here: facebook.com/events/8144554…


    Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 10:06 on 4th October Twitter

    Hello and welcome to everyone starting at Cambridge, and welcome back to everyone else!
    Do you love theatre? Do you love pub trips? Then we're the society for you! Come and find out about us at the Freshers Fair blue tent today or tomorrow between 10 and 4! We have sweets 🍬


    Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 21:14 on 8th September Twitter

    We are deeply saddened to hear that HM Queen Elizabeth II has died. Our thoughts are with HM the King, the Royal Family, and all those for whom she meant so much.

    "Yes, yes, with all our faults, we loved our Queen!"


    Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 12:16 on 27th August Twitter

    It's your last chance to see @broadwaybaby 's The Bobby Award winning ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ production of Trial by Jury TODAY 1:45pm at @theSpaceUK Triplex!
    Described as "the most amusing Trial by Jury ever performed",
    tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/trial…


    Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 12:27 on 25th August Twitter

    So proud of our friends @ Velocirapture, who can officially say they are putting on a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ show described as "the most amusing Trial by Jury ever performed" and "easily mistaken for a fully professional cast and production" @theSpaceUK Triplex @ 1:45
    tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/trial…


    Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 15:40 on 23rd August Twitter

    "I could have been forgiven for thinking I had attended a performance given by top professional musicians"
    ...come and hear a sneak peak of the show yourself today! Come along to Cathedral Square 5:40pm and hear some songs from the show #EdinburghFringe
    tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/trial…


    Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 13:15 on 23rd August Twitter

    With all the strikes going on, this is perhaps your only chance to see a "barrister" at work this week
    Come and see us in half an hour at @theSpaceUK Triplex! Get your tickets here: tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/trial…
    #EdinburghFringe #GilbertandSullivan #TrialbyJury
    @edfringe


    Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 12:02 on 23rd August Twitter

    Trial by Jury may have only just opened, but we've already received some fantastic audience feedback...including a newly converted Gilbert and Sullivan fan!
    Come and see @theSpaceUK Triplex 1:45pm
    Get your tickets here: tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/trial… #GilbertandSullivan #EdinburghFringe


    Cambridge University Gilbert and Sullivan Society 10:31 on 22nd August Twitter

    G&S fans in the Edinburgh area this week - fellow Cambridge based theatre company are putting on Trial by Jury this 22-27 at theSpace Triplex at the Edinburgh Fringe! Tickets here: tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/trial…
    Take a look at this teaser... #EdinburghFringe


    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…


    Shows

    • Sun 27 Nov
    • Mon 28 Nov
    • Tue 29 Nov
    • Wed 30 Nov
    • Thu 1 Dec
    • Fri 2 Dec
    • Sat 3 Dec
    • Sun 5 Feb
    • Mon 6 Feb
    • Tue 7 Feb
    • Wed 8 Feb
    • Thu 9 Feb
    • Fri 10 Feb
    • Sat 11 Feb
    • Sun 30 Apr
    • Mon 1 May
    • Tue 2 May
    • Wed 3 May
    • Thu 4 May
    • Fri 5 May
    • Sat 6 May

    Past shows

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