Thursday, 30 January 2014

G & S Events at Watford Colosseum

Watford Colosseum have two events in February and June for Gilbert and Sullivan fans:

Friday Night is Music Night

Friday Night is Gilbert and Sullivan Night Special

Wed 26 February 2014
'Join BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce at Watford Colosseum for an evening of music and wit by those masters of the operetta – W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Their partnership spanned more than 25 years and in this special Friday Night is Music Night we feature many of their greatest hits including songs from The Mikado; HMS Pinafore; The Pirates of Penzance; Iolanthe; Patience, The Gondoliers, Ruddigore and The Yeomen of the Guard.'
Richard Balcombe conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with guest soloists Sylvia Clarke, Heather Shipp, Oliver White, Bruce Graham and Simon Butteriss.

Tickets: £25.00*, £20.00*
Groups 10+ 10% off; groups 20+ 20% off

*A £1.50 per ticket booking fee applies, capped at six per order. Fee-free booking for Priority Members' Club members; Groups of 10+ please call 01923 474124 to buy fee-free.

Box Office 0845 075 3993

Watford Philharmonic Society – Gilbert and Sullivan  
Wednesday 18 June

Watford Philharmonic choir and orchestra present a selection of songs and music from four popular Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas.
'World famous in their lifetimes, Gilbert and Sullivan are still delighting today’s audiences with their humorous and satirical music. The evening comprises a selection of well-known pieces from The Mikado, Iolanthe, The Pirates of Penzance and H.M.S. Pinafore.'
Join Watford Philharmonic Society for a light-hearted evening’s entertainment at Watford Colosseum. Conductor: Terry Edwards

Tickets: £18.00*, £17.00*, £15.00*

18s and under: up to 2 at £1.00 each when purchased with a full-price ticket. Additional child tickets half price.*

*A £1.50 per ticket booking fee applies, capped at six per order. Fee-free booking for Priority Members' Club members; Groups of 10+ please call 01923 474124 to buy fee-free.

Box Office 0845 075 3993


Sunday, 5 January 2014

Into the Woods

Next autumn we will be following our current show, The Mikado, with Sondheim and Lapine's wonderful musical Into the Woods, 8-11 October 2014. As this is a show with a very big cast and is a new departure for PBGS we will be casting early!
  • There will be a launch night on Tuesday 28th January, 7.45pm at Streatley Village Hall. You will have a chance to hear all about the production from our Producer and MD.
  • This will be followed by auditions on Sunday 2nd March, 3pm at Streatley Village Hall
  • The first rehearsal will be on Tuesday 22nd April at 7.45, also at Streatley Village Hall. If you are new and would like to be involved in this production, either on stage or off, you will find full details on our Contact Us page. We would love to hear from you!
"An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch…who raps? They’re all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s fractured fairy tale. When a Baker and his Wife learn they’ve been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door, they embark on a quest for the special objects required to break the spell, swindling, lying to and stealing from Cinderella, Little Red, Rapunzel and Jack (the one who climbed the beanstalk). Everyone’s wish is granted at the end of Act One, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later, with disastrous results. What begins a lively irreverent fantasy in the style of The Princess Bride becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children."
You will find a full synosis of Into the Woods on

© Josef Weinberger

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Rehearsals restart Jan 5th

Hope everyone has had a good Christmas break!  

Our rehearsals for The Mikado restart on Sunday 5th January, 3pm at Streatley Village Hall. This is a full company rehearsal to revise all the music and we will be singing without books, so time to dust off your copies and have a good look at them between now and then.