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60th Anniversary Show

To celebrate our 60th anniversary we will stage a 3 part show. This will feature 2 favourites "The Zoo" and "Trial by Jury" and a specially written commemorative show "If You Want to Know Who We Are". This show will feature many of your favourite Gilbert & Sullivan numbers and reflect on the development of the Society over the past 60 years. Our Cast Is here why not join us in February 2018 for a great show.

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Becoming an Oundle Gilbert and Sullivan Society patron has many benefits including priority ticketing to our annual show, regular updates on rehearsal progress and 2 free tickets per person/couple all for an annual fee of £26. For more information click the link below

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Meet the Cast

Introducing the cast and their roles in our three parts show.

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Producers Update

Thank you all for your hard work and enthusiasm over the last month or so as we started the setting process! Last night's rehearsal went well, particularly the Cachucha, despite several absences. 

When we meet again after Christmas and New Year, we still have a fair way to go, so please try to attend rehearsals and commit everything (and there is a lot this year!) to memory. If you have any spare time(!), do revise notes, words and moves and keep thinking about your characters and how they would react to what happens.

I hope you have a lovely break with family and friends and I look forward to seeing you on 3rd January. Merry Christmas!

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Christmas by Candlelight

St.Peter's Church, Oundle, at 7:30pm. on the 16th December by Oundle Consort.

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La Traviata

 Thrapston Plaza Opera are performing this very popular opera in February 2018

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Thank you all for your hard work and enthusiasm over the last month or so as we started the setting process! Last night's rehearsal went well, particularly the Cachucha, despite several absences. 

When we meet again after Christmas and New Year, we still have a fair way to go, so please try to attend rehearsals and commit everything (and there is a lot this year!) to memory. If you have any spare time(!), do revise notes, words and moves and keep thinking about your characters and how they would react to what happens.

I hope you have a lovely break with family and friends and I look forward to seeing you on 3rd January. Merry Christmas!

 Thank you to those who sang carols at the Farmers' Market last Saturday. If you are free at 6pm this Saturday (16th), come along to the Chequered Skipper at Ashton  for more carols, plus mulled wine and mince pies.

That evening at 7.30pm, Daisy is singing with the Oundle Consort in St Peter's church, a programme of seasonal music and readings. Tickets are £10, all of which goes to the OS Charity for African children. 

Sunday 17th: Rehearsal 7.30pm-8.30pm - If you want to know who we are - all Narrators, plus D'Oyly Carte, Gilbert and Sullivan

22/23 December - Telling Tales' Christmas Concert at the Stahl. Performances at 3.30 and 6.30, so if you are not taking part, do come along and support us!

I am really grateful to those of you who were mad enough to sign up! I do think we will enjoy it - once we get to grips with what we are doing!

Rehearsals:  this Saturday 16th at 11.30 at LJS, Wednesday 20th 7pm  at LJS, Thursday 21st 7pm venue tbc, Friday 22nd 11am Stahl, plus 3.30 and 6.30 performances, Saturday 23rd two performances. We will be wearing Evening dress  -  easy for us to sort! Simon is happy that we attend as many/few rehearsals as we can manage, so do come even for one performance! Stephen has very kindly borrowed black folders for us.

Wednesday 3rd January: 7.30pm - The Zoo Nos. 1-3, 6-10, 12

8.40pm - Trial Nos. 1-10 (we may finish a few minutes later than normal)

Sunday 7th: 7.30pm Trial Nos. 8-14

8.30pm The Zoo Nos. 10-13, 4-6

Costumes for 'If you want to know who we are'

If you are a 1958 lady, you will need to provide/wear a white T-shirt or blouse. If you are a 1958 man, you will need to provide/wear a white shirt and black trousers.

If you are 2018 lady, you will need to provide/wear a plain pink/lilac/purple T-shirt, top or tunic, and a black skirt (not pencil!) or trousers. If you are a 2018 man, you will need to provide/wear a plain pink/lilac/purple shirt and black trousers.

All ladies will need a shawl/pashmina - any colour - for When the foeman. For the 2018 ladies, this will double as a skirt for the Cachucha. Sparkly would be good!

Thinking ahead to 'Trial' and your charactersome ladies will need a 1940's style handbag/ specs and a few men might also choose to wear specs. Please start checking the Charity shops! We have now found a ticket bag  in the BHF shop, which Ian is going to adapt!

Please get these items sorted by the end of January, so that I can check they are ok.

Principals: Visit to Lichfield Costume Hire - Saturday 27th January from 11am - thanks - all Principals available!

Woodnewton Panto - remember to contact Hannah or Marilyn about tickets, which go on sale soon!

Also, 'La Traviata', starring Marian Porter - Thrapston Plaza Opera - February 16th and 17th.

 

Finally, have you signed up for the Summer Concert (June 23/24)? I will be ordering music very soon.

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Joining the Players

New members are always welcome. We have 2 productions a year; the Gilbert and Sullivan production rehearsals start late August and the performance is a week in February the following year. The summer concert rehearsals start in March every year and the performances over a weekend are in the middle of June. You can join as a full member and take part in either or both productions.

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