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algss.org.uk

‘Has performed the G&S operas annually since its foundation in September 1950. We have remained firmly based in the village of Abbots Langley, although now our members come from a much wider area. Gone are the days when, as quoted after the very first production, “You could meet the whole cast by walking up and down Abbots Langley High Street”. As well as our main annual production, we always try to perform each year in our home village with a concert or small production in the local village hall.’

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www.abingdonoperatic.co.uk

'We're a friendly amateur society based in the market town of Abingdon, set in the rolling greenery of rural Oxfordshire. We aim to produce two musical shows each year to the highest standards of professionalism. We’re a registered charity and, as well as providing enjoyment to our members, we’re committed to bringing live musical theatre to our audience in and around Abingdon.'

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agss.org.uk

‘Founded in 1957 by Mrs Eileen Mackay for the scholars at Aireborough Grammar School to perform Gilbert & Sullivan shows for the enjoyment of the public. To be in the Society now, it is no longer necessary to have been a scholar at Aireborough Grammar School. Membership is open to all who enjoy performing the works of Gilbert & Sullivan. We currently have about 40 members who perform in our shows, and another 10 who join us for concert performances. We are normally able to cast our soloists from within the Society’s membership.’

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www.alnwickstagemusical.co.uk

'We are an award-winning musical theatre company ... performing excellent quality Broadway and West End shows year after year!'

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amtg.org.uk

'Formed in 1962 as The Ashbeian Gilbert and Sullivan Society. This adult society grew out of the Ashby Boys Grammar School G&S Society.This new society annually performed G&S, opera and operetta until 1993 when the first of the "modern" musicals was performed. Since then as the Ashbeian Operatic Society and recently as the Ashbeian Musical Theatre Group,we have continued to perform annually this genre of musical entertainment.'

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www.ballywillan.com

'Church based organisation ... part of Holy Trinity Church and is named after the Parish of Ballywillan that the Church serves ... The main BDG production is, of course, their musical in which most time, effort and money is invested.'

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www.barkingmad.org.uk

'Barking Operatic Society was started in the 1970s as a Council night school class and was originally called Barking Operatic Workshop ... The Society currently has more than 30 members and is now a well established feature of the musical life of the Borough. In November 2005 Barking Operatic Society decided to change its name and as from January 2006 has become Barking Music and Drama, or ... Barking MAD.'

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Also indexedBarking MAD
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www.barnstaplemusicalcomedy.co.uk

‘BMCDS is a multi award winning amateur dramatics group which started in the 1920's ... Our large membership ranges from age 16 to 80 and everyone is welcome. We present an annual musical show every November ... and a summer play at local venues ... We have a junior group called Barnstaple Young Generation for 9 - 21 year olds. They stage a musical each year in the Spring ... We would love to see you - on stage, backstage or in our audiences!’

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Also indexedBarnstaple Young Generation | Centre Stage School
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baos.org

'Founded in 1922; we are Basingstoke’s oldest musical society and we pride ourselves on providing first-class entertainment to audiences in Basingstoke and the surrounding areas.'

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www.batleygands.org.uk

'We are an enthusiastic group of amateur performers dedicated primarily to performing the works of W.S. Gilbert and A.S. Sullivan ... Sir William Schwenck Gilbert and Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan collaborated on fourteen operettas in total and since its formation, the Society has proudly performed thirteen of them over the years, trying to ensure that the less popular shows get an occasional airing.'

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www.bmos.org.uk

Formed in 1910, the Society has, with occasional interruptions such as wartime, presented productions every year. Since the late 1980s their number has increased from one to two - and even three - per year. Our early years covered mostly G&S but even by the late 1920s the repertoire was being extended. In recent years we have covered a very wide variety of music, featuring Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Ivor Novello and others, together with critically acclaimed performances of Fiddler on the Roof, Me and My Girl, Cowardy Custard and Oklahoma!’

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www.bmtg.org.uk

‘NODA-affiliated, award-winning Musical Theatre group based – perhaps unsurprisingly – in Beeston, Nottingham. We perform at the Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton twice a year. We strive to provide the very highest levels of production where orchestra, sound and lighting, staging and choreography are concerned and we have a very talented team of performers and production personnel who really do make the West End Magic happen right on your doorstep! We are a friendly society whose members span a wide age range from students to seasoned performers, and we’re always keen to hear from new people who are interested in joining us!’

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belpermusicaltheatre.blogspot.com

'Amateur theatre company which performs musicals and concerts in Belper ... Most of our main productions are performed at Belper School in their Theatre Hall which had a massive facelift back in 2011. We are also delighted to be able to perform smaller concerts throughout the year at other venues, as a form of fundraising. We perform two main productions each year. These are our main show in February and a Concert later in the year ... Belper Musical Theatre was founded in 1975 by local residents who were keen on Amateur Theatre, but who did not want to have to travel to Derby to fulfil their ambitions.'

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www.benop.org.uk

'A small friendly society. We perform shows and concerts and have an active social calendar... We always welcome new members of all voices. Most people are convinced that they can’t sing, but very soon are pleasantly surprised with what they can achieve.'

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www.bcoswesing.org.uk

'BCOS is a performing musical society with a difference: we rehearse and present works from both the choral and operatic disciplines, usually performing a major choral work in the spring and a staged musical production in the late autumn, both with orchestra. We see this wide repertoire as a strength, combining a wide range of singing styles with the opportunity for socialising which is a characteristic of societies presenting stage productions. We also normally draw our soloists from the society's membership, and are fortunate to have a number of excellent soloists to draw on.'

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www.billericayoperaticsociety.co.uk

'The society started in 1929 and despite having some moments throughout the years where it looked like we wouldn't be able to continue, we have fought on and produced shows of increasingly high quality. BOS produce one musical show each year at The Brentwood Theatre, Brentwood in March and smaller shows / concert throughout the year.'

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blackburngands.weebly.com

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www.bosmusicaltheatregroup.org.uk

BOS Musical Theatre Group is based in Boston, Lincolnshire. We produce two full scale musicals each year at Blackfriars Arts Centre, one in the spring and one in the late autumn. BOS is affiliated with NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) and has won many awards over the years ... Open auditions take place each year for out upcoming productions and we are always keen to welcome new members to the society.’

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www.bostmusicals.co.uk

‘A leading musical theatre company based in Merseyside. Established in 1926, BOST has evolved into a thriving, modern society of dedicated playing and non-playing members, who range in both age and experience. We have members who have been “treading the boards” for years and those for whom BOST is their first foray into musical theatre. We employ a professional director, musical director and choreographer, and encourage all our members to develop their talents. In particular, we take great satisfaction in seeing our young singers develop into confident all-round performers.’

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Also indexedBirkenhead Operatic Society
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www.bmtcweb.co.uk

'For performing members a brief audition will be required so we may “see what you are capable of”. It is nothing to worry about, it is just our way to assess where you would best fit in the society. After all, if you join you will be performing to audiences in theatres such as The Crescent. We place members in singing voices, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone and Bass. If you don’t know where you fit into the above – don’t worry we will help you! Can you dance? Presently we have dancers who both sing and dance and have joined us from a number of dance schools and have featured in many of our major productions.' Alert The Company writes best contact them via Facebook or email rather than through the Website.

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braintreemusicalsociety.wordpress.com

'We are an amateur musical theatre group ... performing two musical shows per year.'

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www.spotlighttheatrebrid.co.uk

The Spotlight Theatre is 'home to the local amateur operatic and dramatic group ... run by locals for the benefit of the community. A stopping off point for professional touring productions and Bridlington's link to world-class theatre via live broadcasts of theatre, opera and ballet from across the globe. Screenings from the National Theatre, RSC, Royal Opera House and other leading companies. A great place to get involved with musical theatre with an adult company, youth theatre group (Northern Lights) and junior company. Singing stars, budding actors and backstage crew volunteers are always welcome.'

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Also indexedSpotlight Theatre | Northern Lights
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www.canterburyoperatic.co.uk

'Has been performing shows and concerts in the Canterbury area for over 100 years. Whether you like performing or prefer to be out of the limelight doing vital work backstage or front of house, we welcome new members warmly. Please get in contact!'

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rwheatley6.wixsite.com/cesp

Formed 1973: 'Award winning society specialising in the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. Our aim is the promotion and advancement of public appreciation of operatic and other musical works, particularly by promoting productions of the Savoy Operas. We put on at least one full production a year, together with several concerts, and are also available to perform Gilbert and Sullivan, Olde Tyme Music Hall and songs from popular musicals at private functions'.

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www.cheshammusicaltheatre.co.uk

‘Musicals and Concerts in and around the Chesham area. We perform major musicals at The Elgiva and use smaller venues for concerts and revue shows.‘

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chesteroperatic.co.uk

'The Society celebrated it's 90th anniversary in 2012 and continues to go from strength to strength, attracting members across all age ranges and from the wider local community. The Society performs a mix of stage shows, both classical opera and stage musical, together with a lively concert programme.'

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www.c-m-t-s.co.uk

'Over the years the society has seen several variations to its name which have included the terms "operatic" and "musical comedy". Following a recent rebranding exercise involving the members of the society it was decided that a name change was needed. We felt that "Clacton Amateur Operatic Society" no longer reflected our style of performance and instead our name should include the word "musical", so on 1 September 2009 "Clacton Musical Theatre Society" was born.'

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www.spenboroughamateurs.co.uk

'At the end of the First World War, a group of people in the St John's Amateur Operatic Society formed the Cleckheaton and Spenborough Amateur Operatic Society.  St John's Amateur Operatic Society was based at the Parish Church, whose President was Reverend C. S. Newell. Their premier performance was Aladdin and Out in 1918. Since then, with the exception of two World Wars, the Society has performed at least one show every year, and donated thousands of pounds to charity. Times have changed and the Society now performs more modern plays and musicals, and of course the ever popular Christmas Carol Concert.'

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www.clevedongs.co.uk

'We perform one main Gilbert & Sullivan show a year in middle/ late February, with occasional concerts during the rest of the year.'

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www.concept-players.com

‘A small amateur theatre group based in the South East Wales area. The group was set up in order to try to put on productions that were just that little bit different. We wanted to be a society that has everyone involved. Quality of singing and acting is paramount and innovation and "challenging the norm" is at the forefront of everything we do. We enjoy ourselves and take great efforts to ensure our audiences do as well. We believe in nurturing talent and avoiding the pitfalls of bad sets, bad costumes and run-of-the-mill productions. If it is worth doing, it is worth doing well!’

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www.corby-cats.co.uk

'Have been promoting the performing arts in the Corby area for over 50 years and produce an annual traditional pantomime, a major musical production and either a play or variety type event each year. CATS are well known in the region for good quality theatre and have been nominated and won many awards from NODA, the association who support and encourage amateur theatre groups.'

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cosproductions.org

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Also indexedCirencester Operatic Society
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www.codsonline.com/new/

'Crediton Operatic Society, now known as CODS, began life in 1964 with a public meeting to form a G and S Society. The first musical production "HMS Pinafore" was staged in 1965 ... HMS Pinafore cost approximately £280 to stage. Contrast this with our current main Musical Productions which cost on average about £15,000- £18,000 to produce. There is no theatre in Crediton so each CODS production is staged in one of two halls at the local College Academy. Everything has to be transported and constructed at either of these halls, and of course, cleared away afterwards!'

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www.csods.com

On the Website ‘there are details of our 100 plus year history, previous productions, forthcoming shows and how to contact us. We always warmly welcome new members who wish to take part in our shows, whether as singers, dancers, actors, or all three! If, however, you don't want to be on stage, but would like to be involved, there are hundreds of jobs to be done behind the scenes ...’

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www.cmp-berks.org.uk

'Formed in 1950 by members of the Parish Church and since that time has performed many musical shows at various venues. Early performances were concerts and revues in local halls, progressing to pantomimes and light opera. Since the 1970s the society has produced at least one major Broadway or West End musical every year.'

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www.cuffleyoperaticsociety.co.uk

'We are a "family friendly" style company, enthusiastic and committed, and everyone gets involved in the production of the show, both backstage and technically. Everyone has a contribution to make, either on off stage - be it Singing, Dancing, Acting, as well as the practical skills and talents of set and prop or costume design. All talents we try to nurture.'

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www.erewashmusicalsociety.co.uk

‘Regarded as one of the leading amateur musical groups in the East Midlands, covering the Nottingham and Derby areas. Whilst our history spans over 100 years, we remain a dynamic group performing two musical productions per year with material ranging from the traditional Gilbert & Sullivan and Rodgers & Hammerstein, to modern shows such as “Our House, The Madness Musical” and our recent production of “The Witches of Eastwick”. We perform at the Duchess Theatre in Long Eaton.’

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www.epms.org.uk

‘In the late 1940s a few police officers and their wives started a group called “The New Court Players” and performed small plays in an old wooden hut near Police Headquarters, Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex. Several of the original members were moved from Headquarters and this, together with retirements, meant the members sadly depleted. However, a small number remained and the decision was taken to perform a musical and The New Court Players became The Police Headquarters Musical Society. Our first musical, Calamity Jane was performed in 1966 in the newly constructed Assembly Hall at Headquarters. Back in the 1980s the society was renamed The Essex Police Musical Society and since then the Society has produced two shows each year at the Assembly Hall.’

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www.fifeopera.org.uk

'Essentially like any other amateur musical company - the members come from all walks of life, there are more women than men, as the performance dates come around we wonder if it will ever be ready, but afterwards its all been worthwhile and before long we are setting off on next year's venture ...'

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ffbos.com

'FFBOS, as we refer to ourselves, is a thriving amateur musical theatre society based in North London.'

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Also indexedFFBOS
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www.forfarmusical.co.uk

'A local musical society that rehearses and performs shows and pantos in Forfar, Angus.'

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www.fortwilliammusicalsociety.co.uk

'The Main Society  performs a week of concerts in November each year in the Courtyard Theatre, Ballyearl. These concerts are reprised on a number of occasions throughout the rest of the season (Sep-May), often as fundraising events for local churches, clubs and societies. In addition to the concerts, we perform a musical show for a week in the Theatre at the Mill, usually in March ... FMS Youth performs a full-length show each year. They may also take part in the main society’s concerts, if this can be accommodated.'

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gainsboroughmusica.wixsite.com/gmts

‘Our wonderful society has been performing & singing since 1911 & we have no intention of stopping any time soon!  We are affiliated with NODA, the National Operatic & Dramatic Association ... We perform regularly throughout the year, from big stage productions, to concerts, to pantomimes. Something for everyone! Come and join us!’

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www.gilbertandsullivantorbay.co.uk

'The Society was founded in 1973, mainly as an appreciation Society. Since then, however, it has performed all the operas of Gilbert & Sullivan and also hold regular concerts at various venues throughout South Devon.'

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www.gravesendentertainmentandmusicalsociety.org

'Has a deserved reputation for musical excellence and the broad range of music we present. We have a history stretching back to 1912 and we strive to continue with the traditions of live music. We have two strings to our bow, the staged musical events and a choir, which is how we originally began all those years ago, and each year we are producing concerts and shows for the public. We are also very happy to be invited to put on a concert with the choir in aid of a good cause ...'

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greenockloc.org.uk

'Founded in 1975 by three former pupils of Greenock Academy ... and produces an annual musical every November. Originally set up to perform light opera Gilbert & Sullivan musicals, the company now performs a wide range of light opera and musical theatre productions ... GLOC welcomes individuals interested in performing in our productions and to become members of the club. To become a member, individuals must audition during new member auditions by performing a solo song and some choreographed movement in front of a small audition panel. On successful audition, members can then take part in any production that GLOC is putting on ...'

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www.halifaxgands.org.uk/what-s-on

‘The Society formed in 1968 and we gave our first fully staged performance 3 years later. We perform our annual show at The Halifax Playhouse around November time, which is fully staged, fully costumed, and performed with an orchestra ... As well as the annual show we also hold other smaller concerts and club nights through the year in various locations, to raise funds for the Society.’

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www.hawickaos.co.uk

Hawick Amateur Operatic Society was founded in 1910 ...The first production "H.M.S. Pinafore" ... Nowadays the company still thrives and is open to anyone with an interest in Drama, Musical Theatre and Dance. We are always looking for enthusiastic people to tread the boards with us and people to help with backstage and production. Full training given in all roles.’

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Also indexedHawick Amateur Operatic Society
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www.hgss.info

‘Was formed in 1972 by a group of G & S enthusiasts with our first production in Harrogate Theatre in May 1973. The Society has gone from strength to strength over the years and has continued to stage a production each May or June in the same theatre. Since 1986, in addition to our stage production we have held two Christmas concerts each year in conjunction with the world-famous Brighouse and Rastrick Band.’

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www.centrestagecompany.co.uk

'Centre Stage Company (the performing arm of Haverhill and District Operatic Society - or HADOS) has been putting on shows since 1969 in Haverhill, Suffolk, UK. A registered Charity, we are a dramatics group, who take a professional approach to our productions.'

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Also indexedCentre Stage Company
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www.haveringmusicmakers.co.uk

'Musical Theatre group presenting shows and staged concerts. We have performed many of the classic musicals and have also enjoyed performing a number of the lesser known musicals ... We currently have around 40 members; some have been with the Society for twenty years or more while others are just taking part in their first show. As always, new members are welcome in all categories, from the back row of the chorus to leading roles - and if you haven't been on stage before, no worries. As long as you can hold a tune and can do some very basic movement, you can be on stage in no time!'

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www.herefordgandssociety.org.uk

'At least once a year we perform a show, usually one of the famous operettas by W. S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan at our local theatre, The Courtyard in Hereford. We also perform in concerts around the county, singing a variety of songs from the traditional G&S tunes to the more modern melodies from musicals that are currently at the West End ...'

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www.hloc.org.uk

‘Has been around since 1903, which makes us one of the longest-established amateur dramatics companies in west London. We are a friendly crowd, always eager to welcome new faces. Our performing year usually consists of an autumn musical show plus a smaller-scale show, concert or revue in the spring, and other special events from time to time. We have mainly been known as a Gilbert and Sullivan society, performing acclaimed productions of these comic operas, but in the last few years we have expanded our portfolio.’

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www.ilkestontheatrecompany.co.uk

'Formed in 1988 ... At the time, the majority of local Amateur Theatre/Musical Societies required singing and acting auditions to be undertaken before any prospective candidate could become a member, but it was obvious that there many people who have a passion to be on stage, but didn’t have the necessary skills ... This principal is still maintained ... If you are keen, then you are accepted, and taught the rudiments of acting by the director/producer ... Ilkeston Youth Theatre is a place for kids to have fun, meet new people and build confidence in a safe and friendly environment. We aim to put on at least one show a year and come together with the Ilkeston Theatre Company for the annual panto season. Ilkeston Youth Theatre is for anyone aged between 10 and 16.‘

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Also indexedIlkeston Youth Theatre
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www.ticketsource.co.uk/imperial

'Imperial Productions perform plays, musicals and operettas in London and Budleigh Salterton.'

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www.idaos.org.uk

Our aim is ‘to provide the community of Innerleithen and the Borders area with quality light opera, musical entertainment, and to enhance their social life ... Established in 1908, we now perform one musical show in March each year in the Innerleithen Memorial Hall, which we use as our theatre’.

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www.iods.co.uk

'We are a community theatre group based in Suffolk, UK. We have been performing for over 60 years. Whether it’s classic shows such as Oklahoma or regional premieres such as The Producers and Sunset Boulevard, we have a rich history of performing award-winning musical theatre.'

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kaosmusicals.wixsite.com/kaos-musicals

‘In 1971 Pupils Teachers and Parents at Kingsbury High School in North West London so enjoyed a production of "The Mikado" that they wanted to go on, and KAOS was born. A number of members who were in that first show still perform with us today. KAOS performs two staged productions each season and prides itself on the breadth of its offering, from the more traditional Operettas and American Musicals to modern shows and indeed Premieres of challenging works.’

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www.kennetopera.co.uk

'Kennet Opera is not a trading company; it is an unincorporated association run by volunteers to achieve our goal to encourage the participation and appreciation of concert song and stage opera works. No member of Kennet Opera gets paid for their work, the company is not run to make a profit - just to achieve the best possible for our audience ... We bring Grand Opera and concert song, in English, to Newbury and the surrounding areas. Established in 1993, we have staged a major production every year since then.'

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www.kaoskeswick.com

'New members of all voices and ages are always very welcome. We have roles for those for those who are happy to go on stage, as well as those who prefer to work behind the scenes – costumes, make-up, sets and scenery, props, stage management, marketing, front of house etc.'

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www.kaos-operatic.co.uk

‘A lively group who enjoy bringing Musical Theatre to Ayrshire and we are always looking for new members aged 16 and over to join us. New member auditions are held on a yearly basis ... Please prepare a song from a musical of your choice and bring sheet music for piano accompaniment or a backing track ... A playing member of the society allows you to perform in the annual show held in March, the KAOS Concert Party as well as any social and fundraising events that take place throughout the year.’

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Also indexedKAOS Concert Party
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www.klmtc.org.uk

‘Formerly known as KLLOC, is a small and friendly amateur theatre group that performs one show a year in the village of Kings Langley in Hertfordshire. Performances are held at the Kings Langley Community Centre, built for the purpose of Music and Theatre. There is a licensed bar, tiered seating, orchestra pit and a very warm welcome.’

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www.kirkgandss.co.uk

'The town’s links to Gilbert & Sullivan extend back through the centuries - their work was performed here as early as the 1870s ... Throughout the 1930s there were varying bodies of thought about what to perform; some wanting the new musicals of the day, and others wanting to continue with the operettas of Gilbert & Sullivan. In 1939 a group of enthusiasts for G&S proposed that a Gilbert & Sullivan Society be formed - the motion was carried unanimously ... but the outbreak of war saw those plans put on hold. It was not until 1950 that they managed to put on the full show ... Since that point in time, the Society has produced a G&S Operetta most years, occasionally deviating on a few occasions to a similar style of work ...'

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www.klosmusicaltheatre.co.uk

Kenton Light Operatic Society was founded in 1950: now known as KLOS Musical Theatre. We perform two musicals a year one in October and the other in March.’

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Also indexedKenton Light Operatic Society
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largsoperatic.co.uk

'A Society like this has so much fun to offer for anyone who loves melodic music and over the years many generations of the same families have been involved. Mums, Dads, teenagers, children - on stage, behind the scenes, working at front of house, administration or even just being patrons or showing an interest in the Society.'

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www.lichfieldoperatic.org.uk

'If you are interested in starring on the stage and have experience of amateur dramatics, then please feel free to contact us. We are always looking for talented people of all ages who have an interest in acting. You never know this could be the step you were looking for to propel yourself into a professional role on the stage!'

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www.facebook.com/lisnagarveyoperatic/

‘Lisburn's premier amateur musical theatre society!' Also productions of LisnagarveyYouth Society 'founded in 1993 by Geoffrey Cherry and Gillian Jones ... The youth society has gone from strength to strength providing children with hours of fun and entertainment over the summer months. Some of the children who started in the youth society have gone on to follow their dreams and become budding actress and actors by attending drama colleges all over England'.

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lpos.org

'A small, friendly musical society ... We stage two main shows a year ... Traditionally, one of these shows was a Gilbert and Sullivan Savoy Opera, often alternating with Viennese or French operetta. Recently, we have diversified to include American and British musicals and staged concerts of highights from musical theatre.'

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www.longeatonoperatic.com

’Multi award winning Long Eaton Operatic Society is one of the leading operatic societies in the region. We are an amateur, non-profit organisation that perform musical shows and concerts at venues in and around Nottingham, UK.‘

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lowtonoads.wixsite.com/home

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lythamoperatic.webs.com

‘Established in 1904 Lytham Amateur Operatic Society is one of the original amateur musical groups on the Fylde Coast of the UK. Our rehearsal studios are based just outside Lytham where we have both rehearsal rooms, a props store and a studio for building sets and scenery. We build scenery for our own group but you can always contact us so we can design and build for you. We welcome anyone to join our society . We perform shows that also include children under 18 years. So don't be shy get in touch and come and join us.’

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madaos.org

‘Formed over 50 years ago and have been performing in the town ever since. We normally perform twice a year at Easter and in October but recently have adapted the schedule and are expanding to be hired for events and functions - for a small fee of course! We can perform any kind of music to suit the event and are available for bookings at charity events, fundraising or private functions.’

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www.matlock-musical-theatre.org.uk

'We are a company of amateur performers and singers, based at Matlock, devoted to the production of musical shows and concerts in and around Derbyshire.'

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www.melbourneoperaticsociety.com

‘Has between 30 and 40 members drawn from Melbourne, Castle Donington and the surrounding area ... Our main event of the year is the performance of a Gilbert and Sullivan opera in March / April ... We also stage concert work, performing our own concerts in Melbourne and Castle Donington, usually in June / July and at Christmas. We can also provide concerts for other organisations in the area.’

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www.tmmtc.co.uk

'Formed in 1919, under its former name The Melton Mowbray Amateur Operatic Society, by Sir Malcolm Sargent, and is one of the longest running theatre groups in the town of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Performing twice annually at the local Theatre.'

Visits to the Website46
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www.midlandmusicmakers.org

‘Midland Opera is a full-chorus opera company with high creative standards. Run as a membership, our productions are sung in English and range from popular classics to rare operas. Members enjoy a week's production of a fully-costumed, orchestrated opera within a well-appointed theatre environment ... Spring and Christmas concerts help fund the opera, they keep members' vocal cords oiled, and are an opportunity for aspiring soloists to be heard. The company's chorus and principal singers achieve high standards and critical acclaim through teamwork and dedication to the whole project, driven by excellent and creative leaders. And Midland Opera appears on many an operatic résumé.’

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milborneportopera.co.uk

‘We specialise in Gilbert and Sullivan but regularly explore other musical works, including those of our resident operatic composer Neil Edwards whose first full opera “The Lost Continent” was performed in 2007. Productions are decided on by our cast and crew each year. Do contact us if you with to join us or have any questions about our shows.’

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mhaos.co.uk

‘First formed in 1950 with its first production of H.M.S. Pinafore. The society has performed in many venues over the years. The Empire Cinema, Central Hall, The Masonic hall, The Astoria, The Grammar School, and The Petroleum Club. The Torch Theatre has been our home for the last 37 years, where we have enjoyed the professional facilities which have enabled us to produce technically sophisticated shows. The Society is proud that it was the first amateur society to tread the boards there. We also perform summer concerts, host quiz nights and sing carols and Christmas songs to raise funds for the Society throughout the year.’

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www.morleyaos.org.uk

'The objective of the Society is "To educate the public in the Dramatic and Operatic Arts and to further the development of public appreciation and taste of the said arts". Although the wording of this now seems a little archaic, our aims remain the same and we always make sure we enjoy ourselves whilst achieving our objective.'

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www.newcastlegleesmusicalsociety.btik.com

'We are a cross community musical society, with charitable status, formed in 1950 to develop and promote participation and appreciation of the performing arts in the Newcastle area ... What We Do A major production each Spring e.g. Sweet Charity, Oklahoma, My Fair Lady, Mikado etc; A junior pantomime or musical each January; Annual cabaret concerts, events, productions (November); Choral concerts/ Musical evenings in Newcastle and throughout the district.'

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nadmcs.org

‘We are the only permanent theatrical group operating in the town of Newton Abbot, Devon, England and we are a member of N.O.D.A. ... We produce a Pantomime in early January followed by a musical show later in the year. This is sometimes supplemented by a NEWTS production – our junior society – which usually takes place in the spring ... The Pantomimes ... have become so successful that they now provide the majority of the income of the Society.’

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nnos.co.uk

'We produce one show a year at the Theatre Royal, Norwich and, through the Threshold Theatre Group, a second show at the Norwich Playhouse and profits from these shows are used, amongst other things, to give grants and bursaries to Members and Norfolk people talented enough to be offered places for further education in Performing Arts.'

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www.penzanceoperatic.com

'For a while we have been thinking that our name - Penzance Amateur Operatic Society - does not give the correct idea of what we actually are nowadays. Those two words "Amateur" and "Operatic" may unfortunately even put people off. The name has been fine for many years, but the time is right for a change - so from now on we are going to be Penzance Musical Theatre Company. We do hope you also think this is better for our times, and will be glad of the decision ... We put on at least one big show a year, offering a wide variety of performance and production opportunities to our members. If you are interested in being involved with us, please get in touch ...'

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Also indexedPenzance Amateur Operatic Society
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www.pandp.org.uk

'We are Poole and Parkstone Productions, better known as P&P, and based in Poole and Bournemouth in Dorset. We perform at major venues across Dorset, including Lighthouse, Poole; Regent Centre, Christchurch; Barrington Theatre, Ferndown; Layard Theatre, Wimborne; Highcliffe Castle, Christchurch.'

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rainhillmtc.weebly.com

'Renamed from "Rainhill Amateur Operatic Society" ... The Society has an Adult group and a Youth Group ... We aim to produce two Adult Shows / Revues / Concerts each year.'

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Also indexedRainhill Amateur Operatic Society
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www.ramtc.org

'We are an award winning group of people of all ages and backgrounds who love taking part in musical theatre. Since 1936, we’ve put on over 70 shows and every year we stage at least one main production. Our shows are always of a high standard as we take time to get things right whilst carefully balancing the commitment required.'

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ruthinmusicaltheatre.co.uk

'Way back in the autumn of 1974 a group of people met up in a pub in Ruthin to formally set up The Ruthin & District Amateur Operatic Society, whose brief was to perform the works of Gilbert and Sullivan ... In 2009 it was decided to change the name of the society to “Ruthin Musical Theatre” – the word “Operatic” in the original name was thought to be possibly a bit restrictive and off-putting. But the aim of the group remained exactly the same – to present their productions of a broad range of musical shows to the people of the Vale of Clwyd.'

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www.swmtc.net

'An award-winning theatre group which presents popular musicals, operas and light operettas ... The company presents two shows a year through its adult group and its youth wing ... In its history there is hardly a show that SWMTC has not tackled, performing works by all the major musical theatre composers ...'

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www.seafordmusicaltheatre.co.uk

‘Welcome to the Barn Theatre, Seaford, the home of the award winning Seaford Musical Theatre and Seaford Musical Theatre Juniors. We stage three adult shows and two Junior shows each year. New members are always welcome and there are many opportunities to perform on stage or help out behind the scenes ... Furthermore the Barn is available to anyone from the entertainment, educational or corporate worlds who would like to hire our fully operational and functional theatre for their events.’

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Also indexedBarn Theatre, Seaford
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www.shrewsburyoperaticsociety.co.uk

'Formed in 1923 and has since performed one or two shows every year to the people of Shropshire and beyond.'

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www.swmtc.co.uk

Has its origins way back in 1953 when a group of like minded performers in the Slough area came together ... Some 60 plus years later we are still going strong and attracting performers from all over the East Berkshire and West London areas. We are a friendly and sociable group who put on two major musical performances a year. Formerly Slough and District Operatic Society and laterly Slough Musical Theatre Company, as of November 2008, to reflect our work in the Maidenhead theatre community and also the diverse area our membership is from, we became ... Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead Theatre Company. We welcome performers from the age of 16 to 60+ who have a love of theatre and want to learn and gain experience taking part in some very challenging shows. Alternatively, if you have an interest in backstage work, we would also like to hear from you too.'

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www.sodsofficial.com

'Founded in 1890 and research concludes that probably only six societies in the whole of the country came into existence before that year and still survive. These are based in Brighton, Evesham, Paignton, Settle, Spalding and Tunbridge Wells ... The SODS have two paramount and parallel responsibilities: they have to provide the audiences with productions which are consistently of the highest possible standard and at the same time provide all the members with a hobby which is both rewarding and enjoyable ... Every artistic aspect has always been firmly underpinned by strong organisational, financial and stage management and the Society has now evolved into a business – it is only “amateur” in as much as the cast are not paid! Accordingly, the continuing success of the Society in three centuries is every bit as much thanks to a succession of committed and unsung administrators as to its performers on stage ...'

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www.southgateopera.com

'One of the premier amateur opera companies in London. Founded in 1964 the company performs an ever changing programme of productions featuring opera, operetta and musical comedy. Our productions are fully staged and costumed, feature a full chorus and are accompanied by an orchestra.'

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www.staustellaos.btik.com

‘A local amateur operatic and dramatic society formed in 1916. We usual meet in September to launch the new show which we perform every year in April ... If you've seen one of our shows in the past, or if you once joined us on stage, we would love it if you could share your experiences and memories of the society with us.’

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www.stpatrickschoralsociety.co.uk

'SPCS was founded in 1962 by the late Declan McGrady. Over the years SPCS has performed many of the most popular musicals of all time. We are a voluntary organisation providing quality entertainment to our local community and over the decades we have grown from strength to strength giving amateur dramatics a new purpose in the heart of Co. Down. SPCS boasts a strong membership of all ages ...'

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www.smtg.org.uk

'We're a friendly amdram group that puts on 3 shows a year including a musical, a summer review and a Christmas concert.'

Visits to the Website40
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