Welcome to the King’s College London Gilbert & Sullivan Society!
Rehearsals will be taking place in the Strand Campus of KCL, usually starting at 6pm on Thursdays. As always we’ll be heading for a social afterwards.
About the Society
We are the only student-based G&S society in London and we are dedicated to presenting the best that W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan have to offer!
Our 2018-19 season will include a fully-staged version of Princess Ida in mid February in the Greenwood Theatre – KCL’s very own Off-West-End theatre venue – as well as a concert in April to provide another opportunity to showcase our talented society with solo, small group and full company numbers. We will then be taking the ghostly Ruddigore to Harrogate, Yorkshire in August to participate in the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival!
Although we hold auditions for lead roles, there is an open chorus as we believe that our shows are so much fun that everyone should have the opportunity to take part, even if you’ve never set foot on a stage before – this is your chance! If you are not interested in performing, but would still like to be involved, we also need an orchestra and stage crew, so please get in touch, we would love to have you!
KCL Gilbert and Sullivan Society is one of the best societies to be involved in. At the same time as working hard to produce a fantastic show, we also have an awesome time outside of rehearsals. We have regular socials including a weekend away, Christmas dinner, Summer ball, outings to shows and, of course, the weekly pub trip after every rehearsal!
Princess Ida 2019
100 years ago today women were awarded the right to become MPs. Princess Ida had been ruling her charges and Castle Adamant for 34 years by then! Gilbert & Sullivan clearly knew women’s voices needed to be heard! Which is why we will be singing our loudest on opening night and why you should be coming to celebrate with us!
Check out the Facebook event here:
The International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival 2018!
We had a phenomenal time up in Harrogate at the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in August this year and our double bill of Trial By Jury and H.M.S. Pinafore charmed its way into winning 4 awards and receiving 2 more nominations!
Being crowned UniFest Champions for Trial By Jury was a wonderful achievement and congratulations go out to all involved. Chloe Phillips-Bartlett won the award for Best Director, Alex Carpenter won for Best Male Voice for his performance as Ralph Rackstraw and our costumes for H.M.S. Pinafore won in their category. We received nominations for for Best Chorus for Trial By Jury and Best Male Performer for Daniel Atherton’s portrayal of Captain Corcoran.
Thank you so much to everyone involved in making both the production and the festival such a huge success!!
Find out more about our upcoming shows and how to join the fun here!