University of Aberdeen Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Founded: 
1976
Active status: 
Producing opera
Company Type: 
College
About Us: 

We are one of the longest-running Aberdeen University Student Societies, and have been in existence since 1976. Every year, we get together to rehearse and perform a Gilbert & Sullivan Operetta, staged at the Aberdeen Arts Centre.

History: 

Our Society is the oldest and largest of the amateur theatre groups based at the University of Aberdeen. It was founded in 1976 by students Michael James and Derek Blyth. We have a reputation as one of the finest amateur operatic groups in the N-E of Scotland. We are unique in Aberdeen, as the only society currently performing full-scale Gilbert & Sullivan operettas on the local stage. Our performance record for the thirteen canonical Gilbert and Sullivan operas is as follows: Trial by Jury (1875): 1980, 1983. The Sorcerer (1877): 2005, **2013!** H.M.S. Pinafore (1878): 1983, 1990, 1995, 2004. The Pirates of Penzance (1880): 1987, 1993, 1999. Patience (1881): 1982, 1989, 1996, 2010. Iolanthe (1882): 1977, 1988, 1994, 2000, 2012 Princess Ida (1884): 1981, 2008. The Mikado (1885): 1978, 1986, 1992, 2001, 2011. Ruddigore (1887): 1985, 1991, 1998, 2009. The Yeomen of the Guard (1888): 2006. The Gondoliers (1889): 1979, 1984, 1997, 2007. And one G&S spin-off, The Hot Mikado, in 2002.

Address: 
University of Aberdeen
33 King Street
Aberdeen
AB24 5AA
United Kingdom