Who Are We?
Aberdeen Gilbert & Sullivan Society is an independent performing arts group which operates from the Arts Centre Theatre on King Street in Aberdeen.
It was founded in 1976 by students Michael James and Derek Blyth and remained a student group at the University of Aberdeen until 2015 when the decision was made to separate from the Students’ Association and officially open membership up to the full community.
It has a reputation as one of the finest amateur operatic groups in the N-E of Scotland, and is unique in Aberdeen, as the only company currently performing full-scale Gilbert & Sullivan operettas on the local stage.
Who Can Join?
Full membership is open to all for an annual subscription. Our current members range from 17 to 74!
The cast of ‘The Yeomen of the Guard’ (2016)
What’s The Cost?
the 2016/17 subscriptions are:
£90 / £60
Everyone who wishes to take part in a production is required to endure a short audition. This is not nearly as scary as it sounds. The average audition lasts a whole 3 minutes! The idea of the audition is to ensure we have a good vocal balance. You will be branded either a 1st Soprano, 2nd Soprano, 1st Alto, 2nd Alto, 1st Tenor, 2nd Tenor, 1st Bass or 2nd Bass. Simple as that!!
Those wishing to be considered for a principal part will also be required to read a short extract from the dialogue. This will be provided at the time of audition.
What’s The Schedule?
Our next production, HMS Pinafore, will run from Wednesday 15 to Saturday 18 February 2017.
Our first meeting will be on SUNDAY 25 SEPTEMBER from 7pm at ACT Aberdeen, 33 King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AA. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Rehearsals begin at the start of October, running until the following February. Full cast rehearsals will this year take place on Sunday evenings from 6:30pm to 10pm, with additional principal cast rehearsals at mutually suitable times for those involved. There are also extra full-day Saturday rehearsals on selected weekends nearer the production dates, and additional evening rehearsals may be called if required.
‘The Yeomen of the Guard’ (2016)