History Of The Society

Aberdeen Gilbert & Sullivan Society is an independent performing arts group which operates from 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.

Click here for a message from our society founder, and view our Past Productions below.

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, 2017
The Pirates of Penzance (1880):   1987, 1993, 1999, 2014
Patience (1881):   1982, 1989, 1996, 2010
Iolanthe (1882):   1977, 1988, 1994, 2000, 2012
Princess Ida (1884):   1981, 20082015
The Mikado (1885):   1978, 1986, 1992, 2001, 2011
Ruddigore (1887):   1985, 1991, 1998, 2009
The Yeomen of the Guard (1888):   2006,  2016
The Gondoliers (1889):   1979, 1984, 1997, 2007 , 2018
Utopia Limited (1893):  Not yet!
The Grand Duke (1896):  Not yet!

And one G&S spin-off, The Hot Mikado, in 2002.

This section will eventually form an archive of past G&S shows.
Try clicking on a year / show poster for details of that production!

1977 : Iolanthe

1978 : The Mikado

1979 : The Gondoliers

               1980 : Ruddigore

1981 : Princess Ida

  1982 : Patience

1983 : Trial By Jury / HMS Pinafore

1984 : The Gondoliers

1985 : Ruddigore

1986 : The Mikado

1987 : The Pirates Of Penzance

1988 : Iolanthe

1989 : Patience

1990 : HMS Pinafore

1991 : Ruddigore

1992 : The Mikado

1993 : The Pirates Of Penzance

1994 : Iolanthe

1995 : HMS Pinafore

1996 : Patience

1997 : The Gondoliers

1998 : Ruddigore


1999 : The Pirates Of Penzance

2000 : Iolanthe

2001 : The Mikado

2002 : Hot Mikado

2004 : HMS Pinafore

2005 : The Sorcerer
2006 : Yeomen Of The Guard
2007 : The Gondoliers

2008 : Princess Ida

2009 : Ruddigore

2010 : Patience

2011 : The Mikado

2012 : Iolanthe
SORCERER_POSTER_F
2013 : The Sorcerer

2014 : The Pirates of Penzance

2015 : Princess Ida
Yeomen Of The Guard
2016 : The Yeomen of the Guard
HMS Pinafore poster (2017)
2017 : HMS Pinafore
 

2018 : The Gondoliers

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