Meltham Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Meltham Parish Church

Gilbert & Sullivan Society

Welcome to the Meltham Parish Church Gilbert & Sullivan Society website.

We are a friendly society which is based in Meltham, West Yorkshire.

We put on two shows a year, one in spring and the main G&S show in November.

We were formed back in 1963 with our first production of HMS Pinafore performed in 1964 and have continued to give a fully staged performance of a G&S opera every November since then.  In addition, a wide range of ‘spring shows’ including music from many different composers has been produced usually in late April.

Initially the group was based on members of Meltham Parish Church choir, but, as they have retired over the years, many new members from outside Meltham have joined to help take the society forward.

Activities

Rehearsals and productions take place in Meltham Church Hall, Greensend Road, Meltham, HD9 5NW.

Rehearsals for the main G&S show start at 7.30pm and run each year from June to the end of August for music rehearsals with floor rehearsals from September to November also starting at 7.30pm.

Prospective new members (both on and off-stage) are very welcome to visit us on a rehearsal night.

An after show lunch is usually held on the Sunday following the last day of our main show each year and everyone is invited.

Bingo and Quiz Nights – Spring and Autumn 2018

Our Social Secretary, Trudy, arranged an excellent Bingo night earlier this year, which everyone seemed to enjoy, especially the winners!  We also had a great Quiz Night on 22 September, organised by Trudy.  Both she, and her daughter Sam, cooked vegetarian chili and corned beef hash, very tasty – lots of seconds were served!

Main Show 2018: ‘Yeomen of the Guard’

Our main production this year is Yeomen of the Guard and is now showing until Saturday 24 November, evening performances commence at 7.30pm with a matinee on Saturday at 2.15pm (as well as an evening performance).  Tickets are Adults: £10.00; Concessions £8.00 Saturday matinee.  Children under 16 every performance £5.00.  Tickets are on sale at The Flower Box in Meltham, and by email: gandstickets@outlook.com.  We’ve received excellent reviews so far …..

We would love to hear from you if you wish to join us as a singer, backstage, refreshments or to help in any way – please see our Contact Us page.

Spring Show 2019: 

The content of our Spring Show for next year has now been finalised and should be a really exciting and varied programme.  More information coming soon.

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