Cat-Like Tread Sorcerer

You’ll recognise an number of old friends and current members of the Society in Cat-Like Tread’s 2017 production of The Sorcerer, which you can enjoy at 7:30pm from 21–27 August at Paradise in Augustines (Venue 152), 41-45 George IV Bridge, EH1 1EL.

Based on the last three years, this show is likely to be a sell-out, so book soon. If you want to join the group going from the Society, contact Sinead through the DGASS Buddies Facebook page.

Pearlfishers at Kirkcaldy

Opera Bohemia, Scotland’s professional touring company, is returning to Kirkcaldy with an exciting new production of Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers at 7.30pm on Wednesday 16 August in the Old Kirk (Kirk Wynd, Kirkcaldy KY1 1EH).

Directed by former Scottish Opera young artist Lissa Lorenzo, a star-studded cast is led by Scottish soprano Monica McGhee (Leila) with Welsh tenor Thomas Kinch (Nadir), and accompanied by the Opera Bohemia Ensemble, conducted by Alistair Digges. More details on the flyer linked to the image.

Tickets £15, £12 (concession), £6 (under-18),  at Adam Smith Theatre Box Office (in person or 01592 583302), from Rosemary Nairne (01592 596904), or on-line at wegottickets.com.

Key Mikado dates!

Our next show will run at Carnegie Hall from Thursday 22 February to Saturday 24 February, with a Saturday matinée. The first rehearsal night will be Wednesday 23 August at 7.30pm in Whitefield. Do encourage your friends to give us a try, especially if they enjoyed our sing-along Iolanthe.

So far we have one audition date, Monday 28 August, but there may be other auditions at the end of a Wednesday rehearsal. Extra dates later … meanwhile, take a look at the audition pieces. Rae will be producing some character descriptions closer to the auditions.

Wonderfully-winged fairies …

Dunfermline Gilbert and Sullivan Society welcomed Iolanthe to their hearts again at their “Singalong Iolanthe” at St Margaret’s RC Church, Dunfermline, on Friday 30 June. This new departure, an informal, fun event, was enhanced by the principals’ spectacular costumes, especially the wonderfully-winged fairies. The audience enjoyed hearing the principals and joining in the singing with DGASS chorus.  And there were superb cakes at the interval, provided by the company and served by volunteers from St Margaret’s!

We had a Ball …

We all love dressing up and dancing, and about 60 Gilbert and Sullivan revellers from societies in Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Edinburgh had the chance to get together and literally have a ball at a Gala Dinner on Friday 23 June at the Carnegie Conference Centre.  After a good meal and a catch-up with our friends, we had an excellent dance, with entertainment provided by Douglas Kerr and Sounds Braw ceilidh band.

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