Wednesday 29 August 2018

Not long now until we bring you one of Sondheim's most popular musicals - A Little Night Music - a difficult show to perform which is really stretching us at rehearsals. But we like a challenge. This will be PBGS's third Sondheim outing following our 2014 production of Into the Woods and our 2017 production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. We are nearly Sondheim experts now!

Set in Sweden in 1900, A Little Night Music explores the tangled web of affairs centred around an actress, Desirée Armfeldt, and the men who love her: a lawyer by the name of Fredrik Egerman and the Count Carl-Magnus Malcom. When the travelling actress performs in Fredrik's town, the estranged lovers' passion rekindles. This strikes a flurry of jealousy and suspicion between Desirée; Fredrik; Fredrick's wife, Anne; Desirée's current lover, the Count; and the Count's wife, Charlotte. Both men – as well as their jealous wives – agree to join Desirée and her family for a weekend in the country at Desirée's mother's estate. With everyone in one place, infinite possibilities of new romances and second chances bring endless surprises.

A Little Night Music is a glorious musical comedy with wit, waltzes and the heartbreaking “Send in the Clowns”. This is a rare chance to enjoy this wonderful show and tickets are already selling at The Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin. Buy your tickets online directly from the Theatre here:

Wednesday 15 August 2018

PBGS opens the International G&S Festival Fringe at Harrogate

PBGS was thrilled to open the Festival Fringe for the 25th Silver Jubilee International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Harrogate with our production of The Gondoliers on Thursday 9th August 2018 at Harrogate Theatre. The Festival is a wonderful event to take part in which stretches every company and PBGS rose to the challenge in style, as you can see from the screen grabs of our performance! The audience must have loved our exuberant all singing and all dancing production as over 40 DVDs were sold the following morning in the Festival shop, and not all to us! Thanks to everyone who made this possible, onstage and off (it takes a lot of dedicated people to put something like this together!), to our lovely appreciative audience and to the International G&S Festival for hosting such a celebration of all things Gilbert and Sullivan. It really was 'too much happiness'.

Monday 6 August 2018

Harrogate here we come!

Harrogate Theatre

PBGS is delighted to be opening the 25th Silver Jubilee International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Harrogate with our production of The Gondoliers (first showing at the Queen Mother Theatre in Hitchin in April 2018). We will be performing at 2.30pm on Thursday 9th August 2018 at Harrogate Theatre. If you are coming to the Festival please come and cheer us on! You can book tickets for the performance here and it would be lovely to see familiar faces in the audience.

Our production at The Queen Mother Theatre

Rehearsing for Harrogate