Tuesday, 21 February 2017



PBGS is interested in recruiting more patrons to its ranks. This is an excellent way to support the society and ensure that we can keep presenting the shows that you love. There are three levels of patronage:

Bronze – This costs £25 per year. For this you get one free ticket to one of our shows (this is your choice) during that year. Your name will be listed in our programmes as a supporter and you will receive quarterly updates about PBGS.

Silver – This costs £50 per year. For this you get one free ticket to both our spring and autumn shows during that year. Your name will be listed in our programmes and you will receive quarterly updates.

Gold – This costs £75 per year. For this you get two free tickets to both our shows during that year, your name listed in our programmes and quarterly updates as well as voting rights at the AGM.

Patron membership runs from the month you sign up, and you will receive a reminder shortly before the end of ‘your’ year.

To sign up, all you have to do is to contact Vikki Rehm on 07817 043871 email: vrehm@gmx.com with details of what level you would like, your contact details, and your communication preferences for the updates.

This is an excellent opportunity for supporters of the Society to get more involved. We look forward to hearing from you!


Monday, 20 February 2017

Pirates, "princesses" and WPC's

Photo shoots for press releases are always fun and when you get to dress up as a pirate, police woman, a "little princess" or the Major General, well you know it is going to be a giggle. And so it was, that some of the cast from our March production of The Pirates of Penzance ventured out on a brisk February morning and headed into the Hertfordshire countryside to the dusty old ruins of General Stanley's baronial hall.

After a quick change into our costumes, Victoria, our fabulous photographer set us in position and the shoot began. We had pirates chasing daughters, daughters posing and preening, the Major General squaring up to the Pirate King not to mention the very courageous WPC Rehm arresting the Pirate King. The click of the camera shutter echoed around the set as we re-enacted some of the best known scenes from the show. We probably could have finished a little sooner had we not laughed so much at our very glamorous "daughters" tottering their way through the ruins in giant high heeled shoes and not very warm outfits, or spent so long feeling the lovely plush (and warm) dressing gown of the Major General's second act costume but we were having fun!

So watch out for the photos from the shoot coming soon and don't forget to order your tickets now for our show "The Pirates of Penzance", 29 March - 1 April 2017 at The Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin.

Photos: © Stephen Hoath