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The Wivenhoe Encyclopedia

Mikado Ltd  - 11th - 15th March 2008

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The aim of The Wivenhoe Gilbert and Sullivan Society is to produce the works of Gilbert and Sullivan and it has produced a show each year since 1981. It is affiliated to the National Operatic and Dramatic Association. 

Rehearsals are at the Wivenhoe Congregational Church from September to March. These are on Mondays at 7.45 to 10pm and some Wednesday rehearsals in the weeks leading up to the show. The show runs for five nights in March in the William Loveless Hall. To be on the stage one does not need to be able to read music, merely to be able to sing in tune. There is ample opportunity to learn the music and words. Auditions are held only for those applying for principal parts. 

Membership is open to anyone who wishes to be involved in the activity of the society. Apart from those on the stage we also welcome those wishing to help with refreshments, lighting, costumes, display and advertising, designing and making the set, choreography, directing, playing the piano for rehearsals, prompting or just generally offering support.

Membership currently costs �25 per annum (juniors �5): there is no joining fee. We also have Associate members (�5 per annum). All benefit from being able to get tickets for the show under a Priority Booking arrangement before tickets go on sale to the public. The society gets no financial help from outside bodies and has, on occasions, managed to help towards the provision of facilities at the William Loveless Hall.

The society is run by a committee of eight full members, elected at the AGM in April.

The society is a very informal friendly group and newcomers are made to feel welcome. Social activities include an after-show party, a Christmas get-together, a Summer ramble and a cricket match. The society has, very occasionally, sung excerpts from the shows at events elsewhere.

Hon. Secretary:   Mary Williamson, 15 The Dale, Wivenhoe CO7 9NL 
                        Tel: 01206 823702 and e-mail: 


Wivenhoe G & S Soc. are producing �Oklahoma � in March 2011. Rehearsals take place at the Wivenhoe Congregational Church every Monday evening starting from 13th September.. We welcome new members who would like to sing in the chorus, audition for a part, help back stage, etc.
Click here or Summer 2010 Newsletter

Last updated:
05 January 2015

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