Manx Gilbert & Sullivan Society

 
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2017


To celebrate 30 years of the Society, in May 2017, we performed a concert version of Trial by Jury with the Isle of Man Symphony Orchestra. In October we shall be performing Sweet Charity at the Gaiety Theatre

Trial by Jury Programme

Sweet Charity

2016


In 2016, we performed a concert version of Princess Ida in the Spring and, in October, South Pacific. The total audience for South Pacific over the week was the highest recorded in G&S history

Full Programme

October 16th Rehearsal

October 17th Rehearsal

Publicity Photos

2015


In 2015, we performed a concert version of Iolanthe in the Spring and, in October, Carousel.

Full Programme

Dress Rehearsal Photos

Publicity Photos

2014


In October 2014, we performed Calamity Jane.

Full Programme

Dress Rehearsal Photos

Publicity Photos

2013


In October 2013, after a number of years making a loss and with falling audiences for our Gilbert & Sullivan shows, the Committee bravely decided to have a non-G&S show for its main production in October and so we embarked on a series of non G&S shows starting with High Society.

Full Programme

Dress Rehearsal Photos

Publicity Photos

2012


October 2012 saw the return of The Mikado.

Full Programme

Publicity Photos

Backstage Photos

2011


October 2011 saw the return of The Gondoliers.

Full Programme

Dress Rehearsal Photos

Publicity Photos

General Photos

2010


October 2010 saw the return of Pirates of Penzance.

Full Programme

Dress Rehearsal Photos

Publicity Photos

Backstage Photos

2009


In October 2009 we performed H.M.S. Pinafore.

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Dress Rehearsal Photos

Publicity Photos

2008


In October 2008 we performed Orpheus in the Underworld by Offenbach.

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Dress Rehearsal Photos

Publicity Photos

2007


In October 2007 we performed Ruddygore reverting to the original spelling which had been changed because it was considered too rude for Victorian Society. The highlight of the show was when one of the ghosts appeared using the World's only Corsican Trap at the Gaiety.

Full Cast

Rehearsal Photos

2006


In 2006, the Committee decided to go away from Gilbert & Sullivan and we performed The Merry Widow by Lehar. Although not G&S, it was considered to be in the same era.

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Publicity Photos

Backstage Photos

2005


In October 2005 we performed The Mikado. We were privileged to have Philip Summerscales to play the Mikado, a role he had previously played professionally with English National Opera.

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Publicity Photos

Backstage Photos

The Mikado Banner. This banner was used as part of the staging. Roughly translated it says Gaiety Mikado

2004


In October 2004 we performed 2 shows. The Sorcerer is a short operetta so the evening was filled with Trial by Jury.

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Trial Publicity Photos

Trial Dress Rehearsal Photos

Sorcerer Publicity Photos

Sorcerer Backstage Photos

Sorcerer Dress Rehearsal Photos

2003


In the Summer of 2003, we visited the International Gilbert & Sullivan festival and performed "The Batsman's Bride" as part of the fringe. In October 2003 we performed a modern adaptation of Patience in which the poets became football stars and the ladies chorus were football fans.

Batsmans Bride photos and sound tracks

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Patience Publicity Photos

Patience Dress Rehearsal Photos

2002


In October 2002 we performed The Pirates of Penzance.

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Pirates Publicity Photos

Pirates Backstage Photos

2001


In October 2001 we performed Princess Ida, the only 3 act G&S operetta. Our programme was entered into the NODA national competition for best programme and came second.