Manchester Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Programme for the 2019/2020(88) Season

Meetings will be held in Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester
evening meetings will start promptly at 7.15 pm.
afternoon meetings will start promply at 2:30pm

Visitors welcome at any meeting : bring a friend!

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´ ... Oh the man who can drive a theatrical team´

Sunday 13th October 2019 at 2.30 pm

Philip Walsh has been performing, building sets and directing on the Fylde Coast and Preston for over 55 years.
He has attended every G&S Festival and taken part in many Savoynet shows.
This afternoon he will entertain us with song and an illustrated talk about the variety of tasks he has undertaken.


´ ... in some old cabinet´

Sunday 10th November 2019 at 2.30 pm

Treasures from the attic!
Raymond Walker, our archivist, assisted by Chris Browne, will talk about and show some of our archives.
These really should be seen and enjoyed more than they are.


´ ... Merely corroborative detail´

Tuesday 3rd December 2019 at 7.15 pm

The D'Oyly Carte Story
Paul Taylor presents,
with added illustrations a most interesting,
BBC Radio 2 Programme
from 4th June 1995.


´ ... on each of us thy learning shed´

Sunday 5th January 2020 at 2.30 pm

Roderick Murray examines the life of D´Oyly Carte patter man Walter Passmore, low comedian, star of musical comedy and legend of the music halls!
After George Grossmith´s departure, several contenders to the throne of Principal Comedian emerged, but Walter Passmore reigned triumphant at the Savoy through the turbulent period of the 1890s.
Presented in words, music and visuals.


´ ... such a past-master of that delicately modulated instrument´

Tuesday 4th February 2020 at 7.15 pm

Our President David Mackie will reminisce about his days as Assistant MD of D´Oyly Carte and play some of Sullivan´s piano music.
Admission: members £5 visitors £7


´ ... a paradox, a paradox, a most ingenious paradox´

Tuesday 3rd March 2020 at 7.15 pm

We celebrate Frederic´s birthday differently this year as John Coates muses on the Paradoxical, Topsy-Turvy World created by WSG in the Operas.


´ ... his talents he’ll employ´

Sunday 5th April 2020 at 2.30 pm

John Savournin will entertain us in song and talk about his work as performer and director.
Admission: members £5 visitors £7


´ ... the gratifying feeling that our duty has been done´

Tuesday 12h May 2020 at 7.15 pm

Annual General Meeting plus entertainment.


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