Tickets for Iolanthe

Our on-line box office has now transferred to Carnegie and bookings can only be made through the Carnegie Hall Box Office.  You can book tickets online, by phone or in person.  To book tickets online click here or phone 01383 602302 or visit in person between 10am–12.30pm and 1.30pm–4.00pm, Monday to Friday. The Box Office is also open one hour before each performance. If you want to turn up at the door, a good choice of seats is available for the evening performances, but the matinée will be quite busy, so you’d be well advised to book in advance or to come early – you can always wait for the show in Tiffany’s Bar, which is also open 1 hour before each performance.

Invitation in the Dunfermline Press

The cast of Iolanthe assembled in Limekilns Parish Church ready for a run-through … giving Dave Wardle some big smiles!

Good to see Sunday’s picture taken by Dave Wardle appearing as the first item in today’s Dunfermline Press briefing. Do go to the original post, which has more pictures of our noble lords and delightful fairies! Or read the article on p23 of today’s issue, which as always comes with lots of other local news and features.

We ran Iolanthe again last night, and enjoyed Michael Scott’s rather different take on an old favourite. Looking forward to next week’s run at the Carnegie Hall, starting a week tonight!
If you haven’t yet booked, do click the link at the top of the page to buy a ticket, though you can just turn up at the door (evenings 7:30pm; Saturday matinée at 2:30pm).

Booking is now open!

If you click the image on the left to get a larger view, you’ll see an intriguing image welcoming users to Thanolie Village Hall. To find out what that means, and to see more than just one coronet and pair of fairy wings, you will have to head for Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline, where our production of Iolanthe will be playing from 22 – 24 February 2024, each evening at 7:30pm plus a Saturday matinée at 2:30pm.

All the wit and good humour you’d expect from Gilbert & Sullivan, sung and acted to our usual high standards, and with a full orchestra. As you’ll see from our synopsis, Iolanthe is sub-titled “The Peer and the Peri”, so you can expect a clash between Britain’s laws as interpreted by the House of Lords, and fairy law. Lots of sly political satire in this show!

Tickets are £18 (£16 concessions; £8 under-18s), and you can buy them here (or click the “Buy your tickets here” banner above). To help you choose your seats before going through the booking office process, you can view the Carnegie Hall seating plan here.

If you prefer to contact Anne Dolbear, our ever-friendly and helpful Treasurer, you can telephone or text her on 07703 483083, or email her at ku.gro.ssagdnull@selastekcit. We recommend this option for group bookings or if you have accessibility requirements.

September concerts

Although we weren’t rehearsing for a show, Wednesdays continued to be G&S evenings until the end of May, and many of our members enjoyed meeting at Limekilns to prepare a selection of music for your delight. In a programme devised by Willie Campbell, you will hear excerpts from no fewer than eleven of the operas at two concerts:

7.30pm on Friday 15 September at the St Andrew’s Erskine Parish Church (Robertson Road, Dunfermline  KY12 0BF)

7.30pm on Saturday 16 September at Limekilns Parish Church (8 Church St, Limekilns, Dunfermline KY11 3HT)

Concerts give an opportunity for both members and former members to take part, so you’ll get a chance to hear old friends and the broadest possible selection of talent singing music from what we are sure will include your favourite shows.

Tickets are £12 from members, from Anne Dolbear (07703 483083) or on the door.

Next appearance

Your next chance to see the Society on stage will be on 22–24 February 2024, when we are back at Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline, for our production of Iolanthe.

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