By the 1890s, Jessie Charlotte Bond was at the peak of her G&S career. She was the leading mezzo-soprano in all of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most famous Savoy operas. She had starred in shows from HMS Pinafore to The Gondoliers, each time creating new roles with more and more importance. Jessie was a real star. […]
Allow me to introduce you to Arthur Dendy. No, not the towel-toting galactic traveller. That was Arthur Dent. Arthur Hyde Dendy was the upright, uptight Birmingham barrister who transformed Paignton from a place famous for little more than growing cabbages into a flourishing seaside resort. Arthur owned hotels, ran the local paper, introduced a horse […]
Putteridge Bury Gilbert and Sullivan Society are very close to our hearts. Some of us even perform with both societies.? By an amazing co-incidence, they are performing Iolanthe this year too. So, if you loved Iolanthe at Stantonbury and want to see another and different production of this amazing show, you know where to go..
Our summer show is “The Sorcerer”! This glorious tale of magic potions and mis-matched lovers will run for a full four nights.? Our first performance will be on Wednesday 17th July and we will run until Saturday 20th.? This production is set in the 1940s with handsome RAF officers, land girls, and home guards adding […]
The Sorcerer cast list is…. Sir Marmaduke – Alan Bennett Alexis – Robert Kendrick Dr Daly – Graham Mitchell Wellington Wells – Richard Fraser Hercules – Stephan Kirk Lady Sangazure – Paula Fraser Aline – Cat Lee Mrs Partlet – Kim Bennett Constance – Claire Moore … and everyone is working hard to bring you […]
So Ruth asked Roger about his character…. What’s your favourite thing about playing this character? The challenge of portraying the character in a sympathetic way.? The Nightmare Song has to be the greatest challenge for anyone who aspires to sing patter songs. Does your character have any hidden talents? He aspires to be an […]
We are working hard for you on our next big show.? The production team and cast have been enthusiastically rehearsing ready to bring you a great show. This Iolanthe has a Goth theme and we are even inviting our audience to join in and come in goth gear if they want to.? Friday night is […]
Our summer show is “The Sorcerer”! This glorious tale of magic potions and mis-matched lovers will run for a full four nights.? Our first performance will be on Wednesday 17th July and we will run until Saturday 20th. The show will be at Stantonbury Theatre and will have orchestral accompaniment under the baton of our […]
Putteridge Bury Gilbert and Sullivan Society, who are so close to us we are almost related, are producing “The Grand Duke” the week before “Iolanthe”.? Some of the crossovers should be interesting! Details below…………..
Our next summer show will be bigger, brighter and better than ever! Our “Jack the Ripper” and “Showblitz!” performances were great fun to do and we had lots of really positive feedback. Summer shows are now a fixture in our calendar and the next one is being planned now. Do we know what the […]