‘Stamford Operatic Society’ was originally formed in 1906, with its first production being The Gondoliers, followed by a variety of other musicals. However, in 1951 the passion to perform exclusively G&S was too alluring for many members, so the Operatic Society split to also form STAMFORD GILBERT & SULLIVAN PLAYERS. We staged our first production, H.M.S PINAFORE in 1951 and have been performing the G&S canon ever since!
We are currently made up of about thirty members who come from Stamford, Lincolnshire and the surrounding area. We rehearse on Mondays (Principals) and Tuesdays (Full Company) upstairs in Barn Hill Methodist Church Hall. Our usual rehearsal period runs from April through to October when we perform our annual show at The Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre.
The Society has continued to enjoy enormous success over the last seventy years, winning the BEST SHOW award from NODA (the National Operatic and Drama Association) in our musical category for the following shows, as well as being on the front cover of their magazine!
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Stamford Gilbert and Sullivan Players have a long association with the National Operatic and Drama Association (NODA),the central council for amateur theatre.
NODA helps to support amateur groups throughout the United Kingdom and they judge and award certificates for the best shows in each of the regions.
To date we are delighted to report that we have been successful in winning the best show award in our musical category for the following shows:
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