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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 …

Working towards a magical evening!

Potions and sorcery! Necromancy and magic! Romance, betrayal, confusion! Music, lights, action! Dunfermline Gilbert and Sullivan Society are back with Gilbert’s wit, Sullivan’s singable tunes and a little bit of sparkle in a 20’s-themed production of The Sorcerer.

This year, we are excited to welcome Fiona Main, who has sung soprano leads for the company in the past, in dual roles as our imaginative Artistic Director, and playing the part of Constance. Her husband Ross is the lonely cleric Dr Daly.

The talented cast includes popular company favourites Robin Ożóg as Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre and Liz Landsman as Lady Sangazure. Our own Jack Archibald joins them as the Notary in his second principal role. We also introduce several experienced performers new to our company. The Sorcerer himself, John Wellington Wells, Esq., will be played by Nathan Dicks. Nathan is a stalwart of Edinburgh G and S and other Edinburgh companies. Jan Renton, also from EDGASS, joins us as Mrs Parlett. We’re lucky to have superb young soprano Louise Thomson as our heroine Aline, with Neil French as her fiancé Alexis.

Eddie MacLennan returns as Musical Director leading orchestra, principals and magical chorus!

See our full cast details with its links to ‘Meet the Stars’. Come out of the February gloom and let us light up a couple of hours at the Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline, from Thursday to Saturday 21–23 February 2019.

When the boat came in!

Her Majesty’s Ship Pinafore duly set sail on Friday 22 June at St Margaret’s RC Memorial Church, East Port, Dunfermline, with our maestro Willie Campbell leading and accompanist Janet Barbour working harder than anyone to make the evening a musical success. Little Buttercup was there to welcome aboard both the crew and all Sir Joseph’s female relatives, and the church was pleasantly full of both singing and non-singing members of the audience. Grateful thanks to all those who contributed to the evening’s fun.

At the end of the evening, Joy Campbell presented a scrapbook of photographic memories to Mike Pendlowski to mark his retirement as our long-serving Production Manager, after 45 years of involvement with the Society.

If you took any photographs of the evening, or you would like to report on the sing-along from an audience perspective, do please email your webmaster

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!

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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