Suzy Burnett


Suzy Burnett first joined Dunfermline Gilbert & Sullivan Society for the 1985 production of Iolanthe. After a break of ten years doing “no singing at all”, she returned to the company in the chorus of the 25th Anniversary production of The Mikado.

Since then she has appeared in most of the company’s productions either in ensemble or principal roles, most recently as The Duchess of Plaza-Toro in 2007, Little Buttercup in 2008, Phoebe Meryll in 2009, Pitti-Sing in The Mikado and the Queen of the Fairies in last year’s production of Iolanthe. In 2000 Suzy joined Strictly Songtime in their Edinburgh Fringe tribute to Stephen Sondheim, Sondheim 70, and again appeared with them in Rags in 2002. In 2004, Susan joined the cast of Liquid Productions and appeared for 14 performances of Kander & Ebb’s The World Goes Round at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In January 2006 she directed the Forth Dimension Juniors’ production of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, a daunting but exciting task.

Suzy completed a Higher Diploma in Musical Theatre in 2009 and appeared with Limelight Productions in the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast at Dunfermline’s Alhambra Theatre in October 2010 as part of the ensemble, returning last October as Svetlana in Limelight’s production of Chess. Suzy also appeared in her first professional pantomime in 2010, playing the wicked stepmother, Baroness Hardup, in the Dunfermline Alhambra’s production of Cinderella.

[from the 2013 programme]

Appearances with Dunfermline Gilbert & Sullivan Society

2013PatienceLady Saphir
2012IolantheFairy Queen
2011The MikadoPitti-Sing
2009The Yeomen of the GuardPhoebe Meryll
2008HMS PinaforeLittle Buttercup
2007The GondoliersThe Duchess of Plaza-Toro
2006The Pirates of PenanceKate
2000La Vie ParisienneChorus
1999 The GondoliersChorus
1998PatienceLady Saphir
1997 The Pirates of PenzanceIsobel
1996The Merry WidowChorus
1995 The MikadoChorus

Next appearance

Pirates 2023

Your next chance to see the Society on stage will be on 16–18 February 2023, when we are back at Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline, for our twice-delayed 50th anniversary production of The Pirates of Penzance.

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