One day to launch!

Don’t forget that Her Majesty’s Ship Pinafore will be ready to sail tomorrow evening (Friday 22 June) at St Margaret’s RC Memorial Church, East Port, Dunfermline. Our maestro, Willie Campbell, and accompanist, Janet Barbour, will be in position, and Little Buttercup will be there to welcome aboard both the crew and all Sir Joseph’s female relatives.

Whether you want to sing or listen, just bring yourself, your voice (or hands to clap), and £10 to St Margaret’s to enjoy a fun evening!

Book a place on the boat!


HMS Pinafore is sailing soon, to be precise at 7.30pm on Friday 22 June, when we invite you to come to St Margaret’s RC Memorial Church, East Port, Dunfermline. All you have to do is navigate to KY12 7JB, part with £10, and enjoy an evening of G&S. It’s your choice whether to sing along with the choruses – bring a score, or we’ll provide one – or just sit back and enjoy the results of the efforts of others!

If you prefer to buy a ticket in advance, talk to any member of the Society, or contact our ticket hot-line by phone (07703 483083) or email ku.gro.ssagdnull@selastekcit. Most importantly, turn up on the night – you can pay at the door.

Happy 140th!

Our Society isn’t yet quite 50 (though we’re starting to plan to celebrate that), but today (25 May) it’s 140 years since the first performance of HMS Pinafore.  This show opened at the Opera Comique in London on 25 May 1878 and ran for 571 performances, the second-longest run of any musical theatre piece up to that time.

Why not wish Pinafore a Happy Birthday by coming along to our Singalong on 22 June? A £10 ticket buys you an evening of fun, either to sing – bring your own score, or we’ll lend you a copy – or just to listen to. Tickets from members, or contact our ticket hot-line by phone (07703 483083) or email ku.gro.ssagdnull@selastekcit. You too will then be able to “whistle all the airs from that infernal nonsense, Pinafore”, which you’ll remember as one of Major-General Stanley’s qualifications for his exalted rank!

Getting ready to launch!

Only a month to go before our Pinafore singalong. Don’t forget our next chorus rehearsal, which is at Whitefield on Wednesday 30 May.

In case you missed the announcement, we now have a full crew of principals:

 Sir Joseph PorterRobin Ożóg 
Captain CorcoranMichael McFarlane
Ralph RackstrawChris Cotter
Dick DeadeyeMatthew Sielewicz
Bill Bobstay 
(Boatswain's Mate)
Martin Tarr
Bob Becket 
(Carpenter's Mate)
David Alexander
Josephine 
(The Captain's Daughter)
Claire Turnbull
Cousin HebeLiz Landsman
Mrs Cripps 
(Little Buttercup)
Susanne Horsburgh

(Up)dates for Pinafore

Our ship is now due to be launched a week later than originally announced, on Friday 22 June, at St Margaret’s Memorial RC Church, East Port, Dunfermline.

Thank you to those who came to the sing-through on 26 March, which reminded us how good the show is, and how long it is since we sang it! Do come, and bring all those friends who missed out last time, to our next rehearsals, which are at Whitefield at 7.30pm on Wednesday 18 April and after the AGM on Wednesday 2 May.

Notification of AGM

Dunfermline Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s 48th AGM is on Wednesday 2 May 2018, at 7.00pm at the Whitefield Day Hospital at Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline. Further information will be available later.

The meeting will be followed by a rehearsal for the HMS Pinafore Singalong event which is due to take place on Friday 22 June 2018 – so bring your score along.

An extra variation!

A select group from the Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society (containing some of our Mikado band) will be performing a the overture from Iolanthe plus works by Mendelssohn, Handel, Gourlay, Skempton and young composers from the KOS Schools Composition Project, 7.30pm Tuesday 1 May at the Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy. Tickets (£5) will be available on the door.

Further details on the poster linked to the image.

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