Sunday, 29 March 2015

Dorothy Williams

Dorothy Williams
PBGS is very sad to announce the news that former Chairman Dorothy Williams has suddenly died. Dorothy led the Society for many years and was the inspiration and driving force that took us to the International G&S Festival at Buxton in 2000. She believed that PBGS could meet the standards of the Festival, and her faith and confidence in the Society led to our successful performance of The Gondoliers and opened the way to many subsequent visits. Along with her husband, Paul, she also performed in shows and was huge fun to share the stage with. Dorothy finally left PBGS when she and Paul moved to Tetney near Grimsby, although she always followed PBGS's progress and maintained connections with the Society. She will be sadly missed.

Our thoughts are with Paul and all the members of her family.

Dorothy, on the right, in our 1996 production of Yeomen of the Guard


Thursday, 19 March 2015

Pinafore Piccies

Gaily tripping, lightly skipping to that shipping
Rehearsals for HMS Pinafore are well underway with much tripping from the ladies and hornpiping from the men. This is shaping up to be an absolutely fantastic show and if you think you know it well, you are in for some surprises!

HMS Pinafore will run from 3-6 June at the Queen Mother Theatre in Hitchin. Not long now and our PBGS online Box Office will be open!

The ladies show off their co-ordinated brolly work
demonstrating the classic G&S aside

Friday, 6 March 2015

Local shows

We are spoilt for choice in March with two local shows to support!

Wolverton G&S Society: HMS Pinafore and The Zoo

Wolverton G&S Society are performing HMS Pinafore and The Zoo on the 17th - 31st March. Several PBGS members are in both groups and are taking roles. This is a chance to see the production of The Zoo that Wolverton will be taking up to the International Festival of Gilbert and Sullivan in Harrogate, in tandem with our production of Trial by Jury.

7.30pm 17th to 21st March 2015
Stantonbury Campus Theatre

Stantonbury, Milton Keynes, MK14 6BN
Box Office 01908 262250 1st Night Costume Hire, Stony Stratford or click here

Hitchin Thespians: Jack the Ripper 

Hitchin Thespians are Performing Jack the Ripper on 18th - 21st March at the Woodside Hall in Hitchin. This is another chance to see the fantastic Pember and De Marne musical that PBGS enjoyed doing so much back in 2012.

7.45pm 18th - 21st March 2015
Woodside Hall
Hitchin SG4 9SP
Box Office 01462 641575