Hello Everyone. We are the Exeter University Gilbert and Sullivan Society and this is our first blog, which means this is our very first post :D
It has been a very exciting year for the society as it is the first time we have produced two shows in one year. March saw us taking to the boards at the Exeter Northcott Theatre (which has been our home since the society began almost 45 years ago) in The Gondoliers. The cast included a number of new students many of whom have joined again this year. For The Gondoliers we were lucky enough to have the photographer Thomas A J Smith on board and most of the pictures on this blog will have been taken by him.
In December we produced our second show Trial by Jury which took place in the historic Exeter Guildhall. The show was on a smaller scale than we usually produce but it was great fun to work on a smaller scale in an intimate venue. The production was inspired by Downton Abbey and we are sure that Lady Mary would be quite jealous of the girls’ costumes!
Our next show, Patience, opens on the 6th of March at Exeter Northcott Theatre. Stay tuned for all the fun and frolics leading up to show week!