Why all these happy people?

This what the set will look like at one point during the show that’s on at Carnegie from Thursday to Saturday this week. To find out why the villagers of Ploverleigh are happy – and why a key member of the cast has left the set – you’ll have to come to see our production of The Sorcerer. Lots of fun is being had on the stage, accompanied by some splendid singing and playing, and it really would lift your spirits to come and see it. Tickets (£15; £14 concessions; £5 under-16s) are available in advance from the Carnegie Hall Box Office, in person, by phone on 01383 602302, or on-line at this link. Or just come early, and buy your ticket at the door. We guarantee that you’ll not regret it!

Sorcerer prize-winners

Prizewinners from Commercial Primary School, Dunfermline

There are some amazing future artists and scientists in Fife! Before Christmas, Commercial Primary School’s Primary 4 teachers, Karren Aitken and Adele Lang, and Saline Primary School’s Primary 3/4 teacher, Gillian Hanlin, kindly hosted a Dunfermline Gilbert and Sullivan hands-on “Colour and Fizz” chemistry workshop, introducing The Sorcerer.

We also ran an art competition for Primary 4 at Commercial Primary School, and the happy prize-winners are shown above. You’ll find a list of them and more information and pictures at this link. The winning pictures will be displayed in the Carnegie Hall foyer during next week’s run of The Sorcerer (21–23 February). Hopefully, there will also be room to display a few more of the other amazing Primary 4 pictures.

Countdown to showtime!

Geoff led a team of publicists at the Kingsgate Centre in Saturday who distributed ‘Sorcerer’ flyers and information to passing shoppers and encouraged them to come along on Thursday to Saturday next week.

It’s ticket time!

February is here, and it’s time to get your tickets for what promises to be a very entertaining show, which is on at the Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline, from Thursday to Saturday 21–23 February 2019, evenings at 7.30pm and a Saturday matinée at 2.30pm. Tickets for all performances are £15, with the usual concessions at £14, and £5 for under-16s.

There are five ways to do it:

  1. Talk to any Society member!
  2. Phone our ticket hot-line on 07703 483083
  3. Email ku.gro.ssagdnull@selastekcit
  4. Send your order to The Sorcerer Ticket Office, 57 The Bridges, Dalgety Bay, KY11 9XZ (cheques payable to “Dunfermline G&S Society”)
  5. At Carnegie Hall, in person, by phone on 01383 602302, or on-line at this link.

The seating plan for this show is at this link. Don’t forget when ordering tickets that you have to decide whether you want seats in the balcony or stalls! And that we won’t know if you have any special requirements unless you tell us …

Fine-tuning time!

Exciting run-up to ‘The Sorcerer’, but some fine-tuning and polishing needed!

  • Sunday 3 February 2.00pm – informal rehearsal for the bridesmaids (and Geoff!), the maids, and anyone else who’d like to rehearse. (No rehearsal scheduled till now)
  • Wednesday 6 February 7.00pm – men to practise marching, joined by women at 7.30pm. Rehearsal with Eddie and John.
  • Sunday 10 February 2.00pm – rehearsal with Eddie and Fiona.
  • Monday 11 February 7.30pm (or 7.00pm) – Rehearsal for full company with Eddie and Fiona. (Previously only principals were scheduled for rehearsal)
  • Wednesday 13 February – as normal. Option of 7.00pm start.
  • Sunday 17 February – band call with Eddie for principals in Rosyth. Rehearsal for rest of company with John, with Robert accompanying.

We appreciate that not everyone will be able to make extra last-minute rehearsals but please make every effort to attend, and pass this on to let as many people as possible know.

It’s going to be a magical show!

Fun(d)-raising quiz

Kerry and Lindsay Black are holding a fund-raising quiz for DGASS on Saturday 2 February, 7.00pm for 7.30pm in Cowdenbeath Bowling Club, Bowling Green Street, Cowdenbeath. They ran one two years ago and it was a great success. It is just £10 per team of 4 to 6 players, plus raffles, etc. Please let Kerry know if you wish to enter a team.  Even if you can’t come, please consider donating a raffle prize. Thanks!

Our 2020 show

At our EGM on Wednesday 12 December it was unanimously agreed that our production in 2020 should be HMS Pinafore.

What will we be playing in 2021? Well, given The Sorcerer and HMS Pinafore as predecessors, any Savoyard could take a punt at what the 50th anniversary show might be!

Next appearance

Pirates singalong

Come along on Friday 21 June 2019 to enjoy our Sing-along with The Pirates of Penzance at St Margaret’s Memorial RC Church, Dunfermline.

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