Greig WW Hill


The very first time Greig ever stepped out on stage was at the Carnegie Hall in Queen Anne High School’s production of The Pirates of Penzance in 1977, when he played a youthful Pirate King. Some years later, he played the part of (a slightly less youthful) Frederic in a production of the show in Edinburgh’s Assembly Hall, before reprising a mature Pirate King in the Carnegie Hall with DGASS in 1997. This year, his return to Dunfermline G&S in the same show on the same stage finds him playing the decrepit Major-General – a theatrical life in one show!

There have been other parts along the way, including Curly, Oklahoma!; Billy, Carousel; King Arthur, Camelot; Poet, Kismet; Fred, Kiss Me Kate; Sky, Guys and Dolls; Ben, Follies; Cinderella’s Prince, Into the Woods; CK Dexter Haven, High Society; Ravenal, Showboat; Francois Villon, The Vagabond King; Danilo, Merry Widow; Falke, Eisenstein and Alfred, Die Fledermaus; Don José, Carmen and the Cowardly Lion, The Wizard of Oz.

These days Greig performs mostly with partner Anne Diack as ‘Strictly Songtime’: details of their many productions are at He also recently recorded the eponymous role in a concept album of a musical about Sir Walter Scott, and he and Anne both took part in the first workshop performance of Carnegie, a musical by Ian Hammond Brown, two very exciting new projects.

Greig’s performances this week are dedicated to his most loyal fan, his Mum, as it will be the first show he has been in that she won’t be able to get along to.

[from the 2014 programme]

Appearances with Dunfermline Gilbert & Sullivan Society

2014The Pirates of PenzanceMajor-General Stanley
1999The GondoliersLuiz
1997The Pirates of PenzanceThe Pirate King
1996The Merry WidowDanilo
1994Die FledermausDr Falke

Next appearance

Your next chance to see the Society on stage at Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline will be on 13–15 February 2025 for the première run of The Jury’s Out.

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