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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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www.accringtontheatregroup.co.uk

‘Established in 1893. All new members are welcome. If you don't fancy being on stage but would like a new hobby, we are always looking for off stage helpers. If you have any skills or are simply willing to volunteer your time please get in touch and join us.’

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www.adlingtonmusicandarts.com

‘We are a musical theatre group based in the North West. AMAS's first production was way back in 1948 and we are still going strong with two productions a year. We are a friendly group with many social events between shows and we always welcome new people to the society. So if you fancy helping out backstage, on lighting or sound or indeed acting and singing on stage you are more than welcome to come along.’

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www.acaos.co.uk

‘Every member of ACAOS has a passion for performing and producing shows that will delight audiences young, and not so young! The club have been performing since 1910 and have been performing to sell out audiences at The Sir John Wilson Town Hall since 1913. The club is very forward looking and fabulous team work (and hard work!) have produced high quality shows.’

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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.whats-on-theatre.org

‘An amateur group holding events and shows in and around the Alcester area including Redditch and Stratford Upon Avon ... Hyperactive, talented and fun loving this young at heart company work hard and play hard. With a strong management team and commitment to good quality yet affordable live entertainment, the company is optimistic about the future and looks forward to many years of success.’

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www.aldridgemcs.co.uk

Aldridge Musical Comedy Society, or AMCS for short, is a Drama and Theatre group that prides itself on musical prowess and acting talent. Formed in 1967 in a corroboration with Brownhills, we have performed over 70 shows in a wide variety of theatres in the West Midlands area.’

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www.asaos.org.uk

Based in Halifax: ‘We are a group of around forty people, of whom thirty or so are performing members. Although the Society is non-denominational, we still retain a Christian ethos and continue to support many local charities. We strive to fill as many roles as possible from our own membership, but also hold open auditions for our shows, which continue to attract new members, singers, actors and helpers’.

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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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astwoodbankoperatic.co.uk

‘We are an Amateur Operatic Society, specialising in Gilbert and Sullivan and Victorian/Edwardian Light Opera/Operetta, as well as making an occasional foray into Musical Comedy. The aim of our Society is to provide a social outlet for all ages, at the same time providing an opportunity for our members to participate or perform to the best of their abilities. This culminates in an annual production ... usually in March each year. ... Socially, we have walks on some Mondays during the summer, but those that are not that energetic can just meet us in the pub afterwards! We have an annual dinner, usually in January, and wonderful after-show events!‘

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www.aylesburyopera.org.uk

Formed 1979: ‘We have always produced fully staged operas with orchestra, welcoming singers of all abilities from the local area and further afield. Each October we put on a concert performance in the Aylesbury area of a full opera. Rehearsals then start for the main production which is staged in early March. We audition for principal roles for the forthcoming season in May each year. New chorus members are always welcome and are not required to audition’.

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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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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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basop.org.uk

‘The origins of the society go back to the 1930s when the organist at St. Mary’s Church, Langdon Hills, decided to stage Pirates of Penzance to keep the children in the church choir out of trouble at the weekends. Curiously then known as St. Mary’s Athletics Club, the society grew over the years to become first Laindon and District Amateur Operatic Society, and then more recently Basildon Operatic Society. The society performs in both shows and concerts, currently producing its annual show in late May. Then concerts over the summer and in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Originally BasOp’s shows were exclusively selected from Gilbert and Sullivan’s Savoy operas, but these days a good number of musicals are produced too.’

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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.bathgands.co.uk

‘Fairly unique in being both an appreciation and a performing society. The society was formed in 1944/5 as an appreciation society and progressed to small private performances for the delights of members. It is now affiliated to both the national Gilbert & Sullivan Society and the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) ... Whether you enjoy singing, acting or just want to find out more about this great partnership, why not pop along to one of our Friday rehearsals or monthly meetings – we’ll offer you a warm welcome and you won’t even have to audition!  If you want to join in behind the scenes with costumes, make-up, props, stage crew etc. then we’d also like to hear from you.’

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www.bathlightoperaticgroup.com

‘The beginning of the group can be traced back to 1948, when the Oldfield Park Rangers Company presented a performance of Hiawatha. HMS Pinafore followed the next year. In 1951 Males were added to the company and the whole was thereafter known as Bath Youth Operatic Group ... In 1961 The group was renamed The Bath Light Operatic Group to reflect the removal of the upper age limit, however the emphasis has remained on attracting young members ... We produce a large musical at the Theatre Royal, Bath each Autumn, and a Concert or Smaller Musical each Spring at the Roper Theatre, Bath.’

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www.bathopera.org

‘Bath Opera is Bath's resident opera company. Founded in 1977 the company is built around an acclaimed chorus made up of amateur, professional and semi-professional singers. Leading roles are taken by company members and outside professional and semi-professionals ... Each year we perform a fully staged opera with orchestra in February ... We also present a smaller fundraising opera tour during the months of June and July.‘

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www.bathoperatic.co.uk

‘For over 100 years society members have been passionate about putting on shows to a very high standard and reviewers have often remarked that they wouldn't look out of place at London's West End. The main musical production is performed near the beginning of each year at the Theatre Royal, with one or more smaller productions throughout the year at various other venues around Bath.’

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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.berwickopera.co.uk

Founded 1920: ‘Each year The Society stages a musical and on occasion concerts and plays. The Society’s primary aim is to bring the magic of the theatre to local people, by local people and we are very grateful to all our members and audiences who continue to give support in order for us to continue ... We are as strong a Society as ever and regularly welcome new talented, young members, which augurs well for our future. Whatever your age and in whatever capacity you would like to join us in, you can be assured of a very warm welcome indeed’.

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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

Founded 1963: ‘The Society stages a full show every year, as well as various concerts and social events. A great way to get involved in local theatre and have fun with a friendly group of people, we welcome members of all ages who want to get involved, be it taking to the stage or helping out behind the scenes. Just get in touch with us or visit our website to find out more!’

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www.blackwoodmusicaltheatresociety.org

‘The aims of the Society are: * Educate and entertain the public in the dramatic and operatic/musical arts; * Further the development, appreciation and taste in the said arts; * Encourage and develop the talents of Society members; * Contribute to local community activities; * Encourage new membership.’

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bcmcs.co.uk

‘The origins of the present society date back to 1934, when a number of parishioners of St. Edmund’s Roman Catholic Church in Bolton, Lancashire, decided to form a musical society with the intention of performing Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operas ... The Choral Section has been an integral part of BCMCS. since its formation in 1973. We have built up an excellent reputation in Bolton for our performances of many classic choral works ... In 1977 the society changed its name to its present one, Bolton Catholic Musical and Choral Society, and is now known to its friends in and around the town as “Bolton Caths”. There is no requirement to be a Catholic however, and anyone who shares our love of music and theatre is welcome to join.’

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www.bookhamlightoperatic.co.uk

‘A friendly active society of keen amateurs who put on musical shows in the Fetcham Village Hall and the Nomad Theatre Horsley.‘

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www.bosmtc.co.uk

‘We are a friendly amateur musical theatre company who stage two shows a year at the Little Theatre, Southport. We welcome anyone who wishes to gain experience in on stage and technical theatre.’

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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.'

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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.brentoperawesthampstead.co.uk

‘A long-established opera group in North West London that puts on two fully staged and costumed productions a year.‘

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bridgwateros.co.uk

‘BAOS aims to present 2 productions every year one in the spring in April and one in late autumn in November.Often both shows are “lib and score” shows but occasionally we perform a revue style of show in the autumn along the lines of “Songs from the Shows”. We welcome new members both on and off stage and endeavour to make everyone feel welcome.’

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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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www.burtonmusicaltheatre.co.uk

‘Formed as Burton Operatic Society in the 1920s and re-formed in the early 1950s producing mainly Operetta. Since the late 70s, the Society has moved on from Operetta to Musicals and performs two shows a year ... In 2014 the society was renamed “The Burton Musical Theatre Company”, which we feel reflects our true identity. Our shows range from well known “box offcie hits” to lesser known shows that give our audiences the opportunity to see some first class productions with sets built by our crew, and music provided by our excellent band of musicians.’

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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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www.caosmusicalsociety.co.uk

‘CAOS has been entertaining the Vale of Glamorgan since 1969 and wish to continue to do so for many years to come ... Our members come from the surrounding area, Cowbridge, Barry, Rhoose, St. Athan and Llantwit Major. We used to be known as Cowbridge Amateur Operatic Society but have ... changed our name ... as we felt that this description suits today’s Society better. We are a mixed choir and aim to sing all types of music, to please all tastes. We perform concerts in various venues in the Vale ... Although we enjoy singing as a choir, we would love to be able to perform a full show, as we have in the past ... To be able to do this and other shows again we really need some new members in the group.’

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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.chesterfieldgands.co.uk

‘A lively, mixed-voice and mixed-age society ... with a rich history and strong performance record ... The Society was first formed in 1971, and began by performing concert versions of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. In 1981 the society made the transition from concerts to fully staged productions.’

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www.chesterfieldoperaticsociety.com

‘An exciting, friendly and ultimately professional group of musical people. Come and join us ... Consists of around 60 members of all ages. With well over a hundred years of history, the Operatic as it is affectionately known, is one of the best amateur theatre companies in the East Midlands. We're not just saying that either, we regularly win awards for Best Musical in the area and have also won the Cole Hinks Award for Best Overall Performance, beating groups from as far afield as Milton Keynes.‘

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christchurchgands.org.uk

Formed 1984: ‘Since then we have performed all but two of the operettas. We have our own team of set builders who each year strive for bigger and better things ... The Company is approximately 40 strong and has performed every September since 1984’.

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www.facebook.com/cmts1929/

'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.' ALERT Website unobtainable at Review; replaced with Link to Facebook Page.

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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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heytheaters.co.uk/03480529/Clydebank_Musical_Society_-_CMS

‘Formed in 1981 to provide a platform for the development of local talent in all aspects of staging musical productions and encouraging an interest in the performing arts. The society has not only fulfilled that requirement but has provided years of first class entertainment for Clydebank and surrounding areas. The Adult Section has a thriving membership with ages ranging from 16 to 70 years. Rehearsals begin in September and help fill the dark winter months, culminating in the show in March.’ Also includes a Junior Section and a Concert Party.

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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

COS Productions (formerly Cirencester Operatic Society) has been producing quality shows since 1952. Two fully staged shows are produced each year, with talented performers and a top class orchestra.’

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www.cranbrookods.org.uk

‘CODS exists to encourage the performance of all forms of amateur theatre, musical, drama and comedy, and is open to all interested persons.’ Usually perform one Musical per year, in the Autumn.

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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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dosoc.co.uk

Dereham Theatre Company (formerly Dereham Operatic Society) is a charitable Trust and was formed in 1948 to offer the local community education and enlightenment in amateur dramatic arts. We also encompass our Youth sub-group, DOSYTCo, for children aged 7 - 19 years ... Each year we produce an Autumn Musical, a Christmas Pantomime and a Spring Play.’

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www.dewsburycollegians.co.uk

‘Founded in 1932 as a singing group at Dewsbury Technical College. In recent years, in addition to our annual pantomime in January and musical show in June we have staged an Autumn production of either a cabaret style event showcasing songs from the shows or a short play. Dewsbury Collegians are always happy to welcome new members. If you have a talent for, or an interest in singing, dancing, acting, sound and lighting, costumes or scenery then we'd love you to get in touch.’

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www.eastbourneshows.co.uk

Founded 1907: ‘Has been entertaining Sussex ... with a wide range of different shows, from plays to much loved musicals and open air Shakespeare in the summer. The three sections of EODS (Dramatic, Operatic and Junior) work together to present fantastic performances every year which are well rehearsed, and feature some incredibly talented people. Some of these actors have gone on to professional roles and have become extremely successful which makes the Society incredibly proud’.

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www.eusog.org

‘Formed in 1961 by Edinburgh University students to promote and perform the operettas of William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Since its inception EUSOG has expanded beyond this original aim and enchanted Edinburgh audiences with innovative performances of Savoy Opera and musicals alike. Today the society enthusiastically preserves its reputation for theatrical excellence and diversity as we present musicals from the likes of Larson, Gershwin and Sondheim alongside Gilbert and Sullivan ... As the University of Edinburgh’s oldest musical theatre society, we perform 3 shows per year: a fall musical, a spring Gilbert and Sullivan show, and a musical for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.’

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ehos.co.uk

Founded 1960: ‘EHOS ( East Herts Operatic Society) are one of the county’s leading theatre companies, with the aim of producing at least two fresh and innovative pieces of theatre every year at The Spotlight Theatre (Broxbourne), Hertford Theatre and in Harlow. A fun theatre company to be part of which is always open to new members on or off stage’.

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Also indexedEast Herts Operatic Society
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www.ellesmereportmusicaltheatre.co.uk

‘An award winning society who have been performing since 1930. We perform two main shows each year in addition to a variety of concerts and smaller productions ... Footloose Musicals was established in 2001 and is our junior section for young people aged 8-21. Footloose perform one main show each year and are encouraged to use their thoughts and imagination to create lively performances.’

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www.elods.org.uk

‘We are a non-profit making and award-winning musical theatre society based in Winchmore Hill N21 in the London Borough of Enfield. Founded in 1953 as The Wheatsheaf Players, the name was soon changed to Enfield Light Operatic and Dramatic Society and from performing mostly Gilbert and Sullivan in the 50's and 60's, the society soon took on the challenge of producing more modern musicals and this has continued to the present day. We produce a mix of classic shows and new productions and are a fully inclusive society, welcoming adults of all ages and children when a show requires under 18's. We perform two musicals per year, usually in April and October.’

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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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erosmusicalsociety.co.uk

‘An amateur dramatics society based in Clarkston, on Glasgow’s south side. We specialise in musical theatre and for over 50 years EROS Musical Society have been putting on great productions of popular musicals. The Society has a wide range of performers from all walks of life. If you are interested in becoming a member, please feel free to contact us or why not come along to one of our open auditions?’

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Also indexedEast Renfrewshire Operatic Society
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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.emcoexmouth.co.uk

Founded 1910: ‘Formerly known as Exmouth Amateur Operatic Society, EMCo have a long history of exciting and charismatic performances within the South West. EMCo pride themselves on being a fun-loving and friendly group, who enjoy the challenges and rewards of working together to the highest standards we can achieve ... EMCo work towards two large productions a year; typically a June musical and a November concert. They rehearse weekly throughout the year towards the next show’.

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www.fadlos.co.uk

Fadlos and Fadlos Kidz are the award winning amateur Theatre groups based in Fakenham ...  We have traditionally produced one musical and one pantomime each year. And we have won seven NODA awards ... so clearly we do something right! We welcome new members for any show, on stage, front of house, backstage or making tea. Please come along when we start our next show and make some friends. Fadlos has always been about fun, meeting new people and working together to create something everyone can be proud of.

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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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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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www.greenroomproductions.co.uk

‘Strives for innovation and inspiration in musical theatre, by staging newly released productions and giving a fresh interpretation to classic shows ... The company has staged several premieres ... Through our productions we hope to demonstrate that non-professional theatre can be as impressive and enjoyable as shows on the West End stage. We have an active membership of around 50 performers, supported by our production and front of house teams and over 100 Friends of Green Room ... The company presents two musicals a year at the Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar.‘

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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.halifaxlightopera.co.uk

‘Amateur theatre company for adults (16 yrs +). We invite anyone to join the society whether that's to perform, help out or just to come and watch a production ... Performing shows in Halifax since 1907.’

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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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www.harpenden-operatic.co.uk

‘HLOS has been staging shows for over 60 years. We are all amateurs who enjoy singing, dancing or acting (or all three!) and we are always keen to welcome new members. As well as those on the stage we also welcome those who would like to help in the many jobs which have to be carried out behind the scenes, and we always acknowledge that those who work with the stage crew as well as the many other behind-the-scenes jobs, are just as important as those on the stage if a show is to be a success.’

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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.harrowopera.com

‘We are a friendly group of professional, semi-professional and amateur singers who come from all over London and the South East but rehearse in Harrow ... Each year we perform one full scale production and we are also renowned for our Workshops, Concerts and Master Classes.’

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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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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.hmtc.rocks

‘Bringing musical theatre to your eyes and ears in the East Midlands.’ The Company usually produces one show per year, and have used as the venue for each production a range of theatres around Heanor.

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hebdenbridgelightopera.org.uk

Founded 1918: ‘The Society’s aim is to promote musical shows, operettas (musical comedies and musical romances) and concerts. These mainly take place at the Hebden Bridge Little Theatre, but we have also toured productions locally at a number of different venues’.

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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.hdos.org.uk

‘Since our first production "Of Mice and Men" at the Corn Exchange in 1919 we have captivated our audiences with a wide range of theatre from hard hitting dramas and lavish musicals right through to our annual pantomimes. HD&OS caters for all ages. There is something in our programme for everyone. We provide opportunities for everyone to get involved too - on and off stage. Those members who are aged between 9 and 17 are well looked after by our Young Idea section.’

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www.hcaos.co.uk

‘Presents two musicals each year, at The Concordia Theatre Hinckley. Each run for two weeks, one in May and one in November.’

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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.huddsgssoc.co.uk

‘Formed in 1963 to share an interest in and perform the works of Gilbert & Sullivan, the society actively continues to pursue its aims by producing one fully staged operetta a year with full orchestra and also presents a wide variety of concerts.’

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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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