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The pace never flagged!

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Peter Baird writes: “First off I would say I am by no means a Gilbert & Sullivan aficionado or a regular theatre goer, but this was an opening night performance of Pirates of Penzance I would gladly sit through again. For it to be billed as an amateur production does a disservice to everyone involved with the DGASS, from the director, via the performers and orchestra to the set and costume designers who crafted an excellent show. It had vivid colour, was well choreographed and the music, singing and acting were all of a very high (dare I say it, professional) standard.

“Everyone involved played their hearts out and the enthusiasm with which they did so was reflected in the appreciation of the audience. Both cast and audience appeared to enjoy themselves immensely throughout (myself included). The pace never flagged, and credit to the orchestra and cast for keeping everything moving along such that attention never once waned.

“To sum up, I thought it was a highly enjoyable opening night with excellent performances all round, and I would advise anyone who is partial to Gilbert and Sullivan to attend the Carnegie hall and see this production whilst they can.”

On stage tonight!

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Come to the Carnegie Hall this evening for the first night of our annual show – the ever-popular The Pirates of Penzance. Greig Hill has morphed over the years from a youthful Pirate King to the more mature role of Major-General: and he has lots of daughters, some of whom appear in the photos, along with Michael McFarlane as Frederic, Rae Lamond as Edith and Keri Zaczek as Kate.

 

You’ll also see other well-known faces in our strong cast: Claire Turnbull, Anne Diack, Robin Ożóg , George Alexander and Sinead Williams. Plus a rollocking band of Pirates, unhappy Policemen and simple Maidens to provide a lively and entertaining chorus.

To choose your seat in advance, call in at the theatre box office, or phone them on 01383 602302. Or simply turn up … seats are still available at all performances.

For more insight into what you’ll be getting, go to our Members page, or the links on our Next Show page. Better still, plan to come!

Under a fortnight to go …

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The Carnegie Hall once again hosts our annual show from 19–22 February – this year the ever-popular The Pirates of Penzance. Greig Hill has morphed over the years from a youthful Pirate King to the more mature role of Major-General who along with recognised local performers Claire Porterfield, Anne Diack, Robin Ozog and Michael McFarlane lead a strong cast. A rollocking band of Pirates, unhappy Policemen and simple Maidens provide a lively and entertaining chorus. More details on our Next Show page.

Yes, forward on the foe!

 

Our Production Manager continues to be busy with his camera! To the amusement of some of the Ladies Chorus, above you can see the bold police who have been told to die to protect their honour! Below, young Frederic is getting worried about where doing his duty will take him. To see how it all pans out, you’ll have to buy a ticket for our show.

How beautifully blue the sky?

 

Our indefatigable Production Manager took his camera to a recent rehearsal of the Ladies Chorus. It certainly wasn’t raining inside Whitefield, so what were they doing? Buy a ticket for our show, and find out!

Sorry if you missed …

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… our production of Patience, which ran at Carnegie Hall from 13–16 February 2013 and at Pitlochry Festival Theatre on 17 February. An electronic version of the programme is linked here.

As one of our regular audience wrote: “As always the backdrop, the singing, the music, and the acting were all superb. Well done to everyone concerned. Dunfermline G&S never fail to delight us.” Nor did we disappoint NODA:

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Click the image above for the full report that was published in a recent NODA Scotland magazine.

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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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