Welcome to the King’s College London Gilbert & Sullivan Society!



Princess Ida 2019

“Will Ida break the vows that she has plighted?
Will she back out and say she did not mean them?
If so, there’ll be the deuce to pay between them!”

Lovesick Prince Hilarion was married to his dearest wife Princess Ida before either of them had reached their third birthday, and the so-called couple haven’t met since. Now Hilarion’s twenty-two and desperate to be reunited with his mysterious bride, but Ida has greater ambitions: she’s founded a women’s university, and she’s not giving it up for the sake of some mouldy old marriage contract. As Ida vows to renounce romance for academia and Hilarion struggles to convince her otherwise, their future kingdoms descend into chaos, until there’s a lot more than just principles at stake…

KCL Gilbert and Sullivan Society returns to the Greenwood theatre with Princess Ida, running from the 20th-22nd of February at 7pm.

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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!

We are already excited to see what we can achieve in the coming year, and we hope that you will join us and be a part of this incredible society! If you want to perform, or just want to make some new friends, then this is the society for you!

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!


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