The Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company is an inclusive theatre company solely dedicated to performing the works of William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan in the York area. As an amateur company, we welcome members of all ages and abilities, and pride ourselves on being fully inclusive to everyone. We do not hold auditions for chorus members as we believe anyone who wants to turn up and sing should be able to! Whether you've never sung G&S music before or you're a G&S addict we would love you to come and join us.
Founded in 2007, our debut fully-staged production, Patience, was performed in the Joseph Rowntree Theatre in September 2009. This was followed by The Mikado in 2010, Princess Ida in 2011 and H.M.S Pinafore in 2012. We have also hosted very well received Sing-a-longs of Pirates of Penzance, March 2011 and The Mikado, March 2012.
We returned to the Joseph Rowntree Theatre on Saturday, 6 April 2013, with a staged production of Trial By Jury, plus a selection of other Gilnbert and Sullivan, and we will be back there from 19-21 September 2013 with a fully-staged production of Ruddigore.
For more information visit our website http://www.jorvikgsc.org.uk/, email info (AT) jorvikgscorguk or telephone 01904 632461. We normally meet weekly on Monday nights, 7.30pm - 9.30pm at Huntington Methodist Church.
|Trial by Jury, plus other Gilbert and Sullivan Favourites||6 April|
|HMS Pinafore||20 September to 22 September|
|Singalong The Mikado||18 March|
|Princess Ida||14 September to 17 September|
|Sing-a-long-a Pirates-of Penzance||19 March|
|The Mikado||15 September to 18 September|
|Patience||16 September to 19 September|
Trial by Jury, plus other Gilbert and Sullivan Favourites
By Gilbert & Sullivan
Trial by Jury is set in the Court of the Exchequer and involves a breach of promise case, as Edwin refuses to marry Angelina, having pledged to do so. A novel solution to the problem is reached and the ‘trial’ ends in a mood of general rejoicing.
The second act will contain a selection of other Gilbert and Sullivan musical favourites.
Written by W. S. Gilbert and composed by Sir Arthur Sullivan.
Saturday 6 April 7:30pm
Join us for a voyage into the Roaring 1920's aboard H.M.S. Pinafore
20 September to 22 September
Set on board the H.M.S. Pinafore, Josephine, the Captain's daughter, bemoans her love of a lowly sailor while awaiting the arrival of her well-to-do suitor, Sir Joseph Porter. In traditional Gilbert and Sullivan fashion, chaos ensues before resulting in unbridled joy.
This production of H.M.S. Pinafore will see the ship sail into the Roaring 1920's - combining something of the style of Noel Coward with the post-war attitude of 'seizing the day' to create a colourful and energetic show that any Englishman (or woman) would be proud to watch!
Thursday 20 September 7:30pm
Friday 21 September 7:30pm
Saturday 22 September 2:30pm Matinée
Saturday 22 September 7:30pm
Singalong The Mikado
Whether it's the Lord High Executioner reciting his Little List, the Mikado devising punishments to fit the most heinous of crimes or the giggly girls in Three Little Maids from School there can't be many people who haven't heard and loved a song from Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado. A hit with audiences since it's premiere 127 years ago, this tale of love, deceptions and misunderstandings, set in Japan, where flirting is punishable by death, is returning to York this March with a twist.
Following our very well received Sing-a-long-a-Pirates of Penzance in 2011 we're delighted to be returning to The Joseph Rowntree Theatre with Singalong The Mikado, which will provide an evening of entertainment for everyone. Performed by Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company, this semi staged production, with narration encourages audience participation with all the choruses. Song sheets will be provided but if you have your own score you are welcome to bring it along. An excellent way to enjoy this popular production, suitable for all ages.
Sunday 18 March 7:30pm
Can Prince Hilarion gain the love of the feminist Princess Ida, or will his love end in tragedy?
14 September to 17 September
Based on Tennyson's poem The Princess: A Medley, and written in blank verse, Princess Ida, Gilbert and Sullivan's 8th operatic collaboration, satirizes feminism, women's education and Darwinian evolution, all of which were hot topics when it was first produced in 1884.
Featuring a women's university, soldiers and cross dressing, can Prince Hilarion gain the love of the feminist Princess Ida, or will his love end in tragedy?
Wednesday 14 September 7:30pm
Thursday 15 September 7:30pm
Friday 16 September 7:30pm
Saturday 17 September 2:30pm Matinée
Saturday 17 September 7:30pm
Sing-a-long-a Pirates-of Penzance
Whether it's the patter of I am the very model of a modern Major-General, the triumphant shouts of Oh, better far to live and die ...I am a pirate king or the classic comedy policemen in When the foeman bares his steel there can't be many people who haven't heard and loved a song from Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance. A hit with audiences since it's premiere 131 years ago, the tale of Frederic, an apprentice pirate, who falls in love with Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley, is returning to York this March with a twist.
Sing-a-long-a-Pirates of Penzance will provide an evening of entertainment for everyone. Performed by Jorvik Gilbert and Sullivan Company, this semi staged production, with narration encourages audience participation with all the choruses. Song sheets will be provided but if you have your own score you are welcome to bring it along. An excellent way to enjoy this popular production, suitable for all ages.
Saturday 19 March 7:30pm
The most popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera
15 September to 18 September
After the Emperor of Japan, The Mikado, decrees that flirting is punishable by death, the town of Titipu appoints Ko-Ko, a cheap tailor already condemned to death, as the Lord High Executioner, so that no executions can happen until after he has executed himself. Nanki-Poo, a wandering minstrel arrives, looking for Yum-Yum, Ko-Ko's ward, with whom he fell in love with a year ago. Discovering Yum-Yum is to wed Ko-Ko that day, Nanki-Poo decides to kill himself. The plot continues with a series of deceptions and misunderstandings, will everyone escape death?
Reflecting an 1880s British craze for "all things Japanese", The Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan's ninth collaboration features songs such as A Wand'ring Minstrel I and Three Little Maids From School are we, has become one of the most frequently performed pieces of musical theatre of all time and remains a firm favourite with performers and audiences alike.
Wednesday 15 September 7:30pm
Thursday 16 September 7:30pm
Friday 17 September 7:30pm
Saturday 18 September 2:30pm Matinée
Saturday 18 September 7:30pm
16 September to 19 September
Patience, Gilbert and Sullivan's second most successful comic opera, is a hilarious satire on the aesthetic movement of the late-19th century. Much to the disgust of the Dragoon Guards to whom they are betrothed, a group of rapturous maidens are fixated with the fleshly poet Reginald Bunthorne, who is in love with Patience, the milkmaid. Just as Bunthorne is to be married, the arrival of the dashing Archibald Grosvenor and a curious group of aesthetic Dragoons sends Bunthorne's world into turmoil. Everyone lives happily ever after, but who will be Bunthorne's Bride?
Wednesday 16 September 7:30pm
Thursday 17 September 7:30pm
Friday 18 September 7:30pm
Saturday 19 September 2:30pm Matinée
Saturday 19 September 7:30pm