NEW SEASON AND WE ARE BACK! WHY NOT JOIN US?
We are very excited to finally bring you our innovative production of Sorcerer which we had planned for 2020. Tickets are on sale from the Fraser theatre, just click on this link.
Harrogate Gilbert and Sullivan Society was formed in 1972 by a group of G & S enthusiasts with our first production in Harrogate Theatre in May 1973. The Society has gone from strength to strength over the years and has continued to stage a production each May or June in the same theatre. In 2019 we moved our main production to the Fraser Theatre in Knaresborough with great success. Since 1986, in addition to our stage production we have held two Christmas concerts each year in conjunction with the world-famous Brighouse and Rastrick Band.
The Society is committed to the works of Sir W S Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan "in order to foster public knowledge and appreciation of such works by means of public performance". We hold Club Nights on the second Monday of every month, except when a production is imminent.
We welcome new members and patrons – you don’t need to know much about G&S to join … many of us just love the fun, the music and chance to perform on stage!
We rehearse on Mondays at 7.30 in St Paul's Church Hall, just off Victoria Avenue.
All about the Sorcerer
This delightful comic opera contains some of the finest melodies Sullivan ever wrote and was his first major success with WS Gilbert. Directed by Oliver Longstaff, this new version of The Sorcerer brings the plot into the 1940s as the villagers prepare to celebrate. When starry-eyed young lovers, Alexis and Aline, decide everyone in their village should be as happy as they are and hire a magician to brew a love potion for the village, typical G&S mayhem and hilarity ensue.
A great evening of entertainment and wonderful singing is anticipated in this magical 1940s production of The Sorcerer – think ‘G&S meets Dad’s Army’!
Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre - Gordon Fawcett
Alexis - Jack Megson
Dr Daly - David Parker
A Notary - John Carter
John Wellington Wells - Graham Weston
Hercules - James Laverick (19th May), Ralph Williamson (20th & 21st May)
Lady Sangazure - Jane Fawcett
Aline - Brittany Rachin
Mrs Partlett - Julie Robinson
Constance - Megan Mead