A fun fundraising event.
Sunday February 24th, at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Shaftesbury Avenue, Roundhay.
Cabaret, cheese and wine pairings. A brilliant evening of entertainment from our fabulous members along with some delicious tastings for your delight and delectation.
Led by our award-winning duo, Anita Adams (Director) and Adam Boniface (Musical Director), Leeds Gilbert & Sullivan Society will tell the epic story of the sinking of the Titanic in the early hours of April 15, 1912. A total of 1,517 souls—men, women and children—lost their lives (only 711 survived). The fact that the finest, largest, strongest ship in the world—called, in fact, the "unsinkable" ship—should have been lost during its maiden voyage is so incredible that, had it not actually happened, no author would have dared to contrive it.
But the catastrophe had social ramifications that went far beyond that night's events. For the first time since the beginning of the industrial revolution early in the 19th Century, bigger, faster and stronger did not prove automatically to be better. Suddenly the very essence of "progress" had to be questioned; might the advancement of technology not always be progress?
Titanic examines the causes, the conditions and the real characters involved in this ever-fascinating drama. This is the factual story of that ship and the lives of her officers, crew and passengers and how the ship itself served as a microcosm of the 19th century class system. It exposes its deep flaws and who the disaster forever dispelled the unswerving belief of the time, that God favours the rich.
Titanic, by Maury Yeston is a five-time Tony Award winning show including Best Musical and, Book and Score.
*Please note, for the avoidance of doubt, this production is strictly a Celine Dion-free zone; despite having opened the same year as James Cameron's epic film adaptation of the story, Titanic, the two works are not related.