The 51st Annual General Meeting of the Dunfermline Gilbert and Sullivan Society was held on Wednesday 19 May 2021. Because of the coronavirus lock-down, the meeting was conducted on-line by Zoom, and 22 current members successfully logged in.
The Finance Manager’s report, having been circulated before the meeting, was discussed and accepted, the Chair’s report (which will be circulated to members) was discussed, and the Management Committee proposal that the annual subscription remain at £120 (£10/month by standing order) was accepted unanimously with one abstention.
The forthcoming Zoom production of The Mikado was discussed. The March Zoom pantomime, The Merryman and His Maid, written by Robin Ożóg, was widely regarded as being highly successful. The invaluable contributions to both productions of Robin Ożóg (Director), Willie Campbell (Musical Director) and Martin Tarr (Technical Manager) were acknowledged by all. The Wednesday Social evenings, each rounded off by one of Robin’s quizzes, have been much appreciated by participants.
It was hoped that the 2022 production of The Pirates of Penzance would go ahead as planned, but it was acknowledged that there is still uncertainty about likely restrictions associated with the pandemic. [It has since been necessary to postpone the production till 2023. A semi-staged performance of Princess Ida is being undertaken instead.]
The Chairman (Morag Riley), Finance and Ticket Sales Manager (Anne Dolbear) and Programme Manager (John Allen) were re-elected, and Mark Cecil re-appointed as Accounts Examiner.
The dates for auditions are:
- Thursday 16 September, from 6.30pm at Rae Macintosh, 41 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh
- Sunday 19 September, from 6.30pm at 28 Woodmill Terrace, Dunfermline
- Thursday 23 September, from 6.30pm – location to be determined by demand
Book your slot by emailing ku.gro.ssagdnull@snoitidua, saying what part(s) you would like to audition for, and your preferences for date/location/time.
Fancy a principal part?
Based on the rehearsals so far, our trip to Castle Adamant is going to be fun for everyone involved. For those who would like to play a principal part, the dates for auditions will shortly be announced, but the linked list will tell you what to prepare, both music and dialogue. Hearken to Rae’s “strict command”!