Leeds G&S Society is probably the country's oldest and best Gilbert & Sullivan society based in the heart of Leeds. We perform two main shows per year, with additional concerts throughout. We perform both Musical Theatre and Light Opera. Tickets to our shows can be bought through the City Centre box office or through any member of the society. Find out about our next show, about us and how to join right here.
SMALLER AUTUMN PRODUCTIONS
Following the huge success of Jimmy Robert's I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Leeds G&S Society branched out into Musical Theatre. Most notably we have performed:
- Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods which won LCAG Best Musical Production 2015
- Rachel Sheinkin's 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
- Jerry Bock's She Loves Me
In 2018 we performed Closer Than Ever, the rarely performed musical revue by Maltby & Shire.
In 2019 we performed I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change.
Our history is steeped in Light Opera - in fact we were first known as Hunslet St Silas Choral and Operatic Society in 1909. For 50 years between 1954 and 2014 we mostly performed Gilbert & Sullivan operettas. The G&S cannon will always be a key part of our repertoire, with The Mikado and H.M.S. Pinafore (which was rehearsed and ready but cancelled due to the 2020 pandemic) chosen in recent years. We then combine other musical theatre shows, with Kiss Me Kate, Guys & Dolls, and Sweeney Todd all performed in recent years. In short, we love shows where we get to challenge ourselves against musical classics with enough challenge and fun involved.
WE GET LOCKED DOWN, BUT WE GET BACK TOGETHER AGAIN
"Hail Poetry" is a wonderful short section of choral singing from The Pirates Of Penzance. Like all of us, we felt disconnected through much of 2020-21. So we chose to sing individually so we could sing together. This short piece of Sullivan music will lift any heart.
A huge thank you to Adam Boniface and Matt Oglesby for all the work to make this a reality.
Congratulations are in Order
Leeds G&S wins at the yearly awards
At the 2019 Leeds Community Arts Network Awards evening, LG&S members and shows were up nomintated in numerous categories. A huge shout out to everyone.
- On the night the Society WON:
- Best supporting female in a musical (Closer than ever) - Jazz Caine
- Best supporting male in a musical (Guys and Dolls) - Matt Stirk
- Best stage presentation - Guys and Dolls
- Best musical - Guys and Dolls
Click to find out more about LCAN Awards.
Leeds Gilbert & Sullivan Society is a registered charity, number: 500738