Princess Ida, 2017

The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of WA and the Savoy Opera Chorale were proud to present Princess Ida! Friday 13th Oct 7.30pm Saturday 14th Oct 2.30pm Sunday 15th Oct 2.30pm at the G&S Hall, Lemana Rd, Nollamara ‘Princess Ida’ is another wonderful G&S opera that is not performed in Perth as often as the more Read More

HMS Pinafore, 2017

Singing sailors, tipsy admirals … yes, the terror of the seas, HMS Pinafore, is back! Musical theatre mayhem will be launched on the high seas, when H.M.S Pinafore sails into the Dolphin Theatre this May for the annual production of the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Western Australia. The outrageous comic opera is set at the height Read More

Iolanthe, 2016

Welcome to the magical world of the fairies in Gilbert and Sullivan’s hilarious musical comedy about people and fairies falling in love with each other when they shouldn’t. Especially if you’re a politician and Member of the House of Lords! You see, fairy law is very strict and the naughtiest fairy, Iolanthe, has been banished Read More

Cox and Box and Trial by Jury, 2015

This “double bill” of two short Savoy operas written between 1867 and 1874 is an extremely entertaining preview of the better known Gilbert & Sullivan operettas which were to come later. The libretto for Cox and Box was written by FC Burnand, a well known comic author of the time and editor of Punch magazine. The musical Read More

The Rose of Persia, 2014

The Savoy Opera Chorale of the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of WA presents and welcomes you to… The Rose of Persia FRIDAY 21 NOVEMBER, 7.30pm SUNDAY 23 NOVEMBER, 3.00pm GILBERT & SULLIVAN HALL, corner Lemana Road and Ravenswood Court, Nollamara Gilbert & Sullivan Society members $10 Friends and visitors $15 The Savoy Opera Chorale presents Read More

Ruddigore, 2013

Ruddigore (or The Witch’s Curse), Octagon Theatre, October 2013 3 – 12 October 2013 Director: Justin Freind Musical Director: Max Page Click here for the production photographs. Synopsis “What? Thou lovest the bad baronet of Ruddigore? Oh horrible, too horrible!”  So is set the scene of Ruddigore, Gilbert and Sullivan’s mock melodrama which sends up the Read More

I’ve Got a Little List, 2013

I’ve Got a Little List – Highlights of Gilbert and Sullivan Octagon Theatre, May 22 to 26, 2013  The combination of “Gilbert and Sullivan” is well known to most people as the creators of the wonderful comic operas written in the late 19th century but enduring into our present day. Into this duo, however, should Read More

The Mikado, 2012

The Mikado, Octagon Theatre, September-October 2012 What can one say about this perennial favourite?  Since 1885 audiences have been delighted and entertained with Gilbert’s creation of all-too-familiar British institutions crafted into the (then) exotic setting of Japan.  “The Mikado” is full of brilliant and instantly recognizable songs such as “I’ve Got a Little List” (usually Read More

The Land of Smiles, 2012

The Land of Smiles, Subiaco Arts Centre, June 2012 Most people will be acquainted with Franz Lehar’s Viennese operetta, “The Merry Widow”.  Less well known, but no less full of wonderful music and story line is his “The Land of Smiles”.  Even if you haven’t seen this before, you are probably familiar with “You are Read More

The Gondoliers, 2011

The Gondoliers, Octagon Theatre, October 2011 The Gondoliers is one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most joyous creations, full of riotous satire – Republicans inheriting a Kingdom, no less! – and glorious music including Take A Pair of Sparkling Eyes, When A Merry Maiden Marries and Dance a Cachuca. The Gondoliers set in Venice and a tropical Read More