Gilbert and Sullivan SocietyG&S

The 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, the G&S Society 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

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Get involved with Gilbert and Sullivan Society shows:

Gilbert and Sullivan Society 01:31 on 28th April Twitter

Utopia is half an hour away! #24hsingthrough ๐Ÿ๏ธ๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ–๏ธ

Gilbert and Sullivan Society 00:01 on 28th April Twitter

BEWARE! Ruddigore is half an hour away! #24hsingthrough ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿšข #basingstoke

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

Iolanthe is about to begin! Come join us in fairyland! #24hsingthrough๐Ÿงš๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿ’ผ

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 ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐ŸŽ“โš”๏ธ๐Ÿ“–

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 โ˜ ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ˜€๏ธโ˜”

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

Silence in Court! Trial by Jury will be being in about 15 minutes #24hsingthrough โš–๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ
Come along for "Half an hour of banging tunes"

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

Gondoliers coming up next (after a capital luncheon)! #24hsingthrough ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‘‘

Gilbert and Sullivan Society 10:40 on 27th April Twitter

Coming up soon is Yeomen! ๐Ÿƒโ›๏ธ๐Ÿ’‚ #24hsingthrough

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

Sorcerer has just begun! Come and join us ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธโ˜•#24hsingthrough

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

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


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 #Cambridgeโ€ฆ

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

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

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

๐ŸŒŸTHE MIKADO๐ŸŒŸ probably has one of the most ambitious sets at West Road to date!
Come and see it for yourself - get tickets here;
Remember there is 10% off when you buy 8 tickets or more, and 25% off OPENING NIGHT (Thurs 7th) with the promo code RAPTURE !!

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:
Trailer made by Michael Lee

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

The cast of ๐ŸšฒTHE MIKADO๐Ÿšฒ are hard at work as we enter the weekend before the show!
๐ŸŒŸTickets are selling fast, especially for the 9th, so get tickets now to avoid disappointment! ๐ŸŒŸ
Photography credits to Tom Olphin

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:โ€ฆ
Get tickets:

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

Its one week to go until ๐ŸšฒTHE MIKADO๐Ÿšฒ 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:
Picture credit to Tom Olphin

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:
p.s. get 10% off when you buy 8 tickets or more!

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:

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:
Performances are 7th-9th February at 7:45pm, with a bonus matinee on the 9th at 2pm!

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:
Performances are 7th - 9th February at 7:45pm at @WestRoadCH , with a bonus matinee on the 9th at 2pm!

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:

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:

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...
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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:

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...
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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...

Gilbert and Sullivan Society 21:12 on 28th December Twitter

Next up is Fraser Rosser-Smyth, playing Nanki Poo: To escape his father The Mikado, he joins his father's theatre company to be closer to his true love. The Mikado is known to rarely visit his theatre, so hopes this is the last place he will look for him..

Gilbert and Sullivan Society 18:51 on 27th December Twitter

The team of our next show are getting into the festive Mikadomas spirit!
Luke Thomas will be playing the eponymous Mikado - Powerful and influential mafia leader who โ€œprotectsโ€ the 1920s vaudeville theatre in which the action takes place
Get tickets here:

Gilbert and Sullivan Society 15:59 on 18th December Twitter

Looking for the perfect gift? Why not tickets for The Mikado at @WestRoadCH ? A super fun, family friendly show that is guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone's face!
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Past shows

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