Mary Kidd


Mary was born in Staffordshire, trained as a nurse in Birmingham, then moved around the country with her Naval husband and their children. They moved to Scotland in 1981 for 2 years, then Mary joined DG&SS, having missed the joys of G&S in the South, and has been a member ever since!

Her first principal role was Cousin Hebe, with the Waterlooville Musical Players in 1976, and she is delighted to be playing this role again 32 years later in the Carnegie Hall. Other roles have included Dame Carruthers, Dame Hannah, Mrs Partlet, Inez, Lady Blanche and Katisha, mostly formidable women, not to be trifled with!

Away from G&S, Mary also sings with Dunfermline Choral Union and St Margaret’s Church Choir in Rosyth, and is a Methodist Local Preacher in the Edinburgh and Forth Circuit.

In her ‘spare time’, she was Secretary of the Society for 6 years, and has convened the orchestra for 20 years. She was recently Vice Chairman for four years, and had the interesting task of liaising with The ‘Friends’ of the Society whose support is greatly valued and appreciated.

Appearances with Dunfermline Gilbert & Sullivan Society

2009The Yeomen of the GuardDame Carruthers
2008HMS PinaforeCousin Hebe
2006Pirates of PenzanceChorus
2005RuddigoreDame Hannah
2004The MikadoKatisha
2003IolantheFairy Godmother
2002The Yeomen of the GuardDame Carruthers
2001The SorcererMrs Partlet
1999Trial by JuryCounsel for the Plaintiff
1999The GondoliersAssistant Stage Manager
1998PatienceAssistant Stage Manager
1997The Pirates of PenzanceDeputy Stage Manager
1996The Merry WidowPraskovia
1995The MikadoChorus
1994Die FledermausChorus
1993The Yeomen of the GuardDame Carruthers
1992Princess IdaLady Blanche
1991HMS PinaforeChorus
1990The SorcererChorus
1989The GondoliersGuilia and Inez
1987RuddigoreDame Hannah
1986The MikadoChorus
1985Trial by JuryCounsel for the Plaintiff
1984Utopia LtdChorus
1983TheYeomen of the GuardChorus

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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