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Be a peer (or a peri) for an evening! A fund-raising sing-along version of Iolanthe is planned for 7.30pm on Friday 30 June at St Margaret’s Memorial RC Church, East Port, Dunfermline. Soloists from the Society + piano accompaniment. Buy a ticket for £10 (available soon) and you will be able to sing along as the chorus, or simply listen.
Come to the ball!
Everyone is invited to put on their glad rags and come to the G&S Summer Ball, which is being held at the Carnegie Conference Centre on Friday 23 June. We’ll be joined by friends from Kirkcaldy and Edinburgh G&S Societies and Cat-Like Tread for dinner and a ceilidh, for which our very own Douglas Kerr and “Sounds Braw” will be playing. Note that the idea is to have fun among like-minded people, and this is not a fund-raising event!
Tickets are £40, and those who wish to attend need to pay a deposit of £10 each by 3 May, and the full amount by 5 June. For the account details to make a payment, please email Sinead.
If anyone would like to stay the night, the hotel is providing a discounted price of £70 for two people including breakfast, but only for rooms booked through us. Again, Sinead is your contact.
Happier than any …
Well, that’s the end of another show … Sir Despard and Mad Margaret have toddled off to settle in Basingstoke, the curse of the Murgatroyds has been lifted, and the professional bridesmaids are happy because “the pious charity by which they exist” has benefitted from a total of four weddings!
But, best of all, everyone who saw the show loved Rae Lamont’s new take on the story, which (despite the impression given by the picture above) was full of life and movement. The competing groups of bridesmaids (‘Jets’ and ‘Sharks’ for rehearsal purposes!) even ended up scrapping at the end of Act 1 … There were some delicious comic touches, some tender moments, and a wonderful mad scene.
As always, our team of soloists, chorus, orchestra and stage crew did an excellent and professional job. You’ll find a very positive NODA critique of the production in this post on our Members page.
If you missed it, then there will be some more photographs shortly, but all we can offer you now is a peek at the programme, which you can read at this link.