Tuesday 11 May 2021

PBGS 50 Years Singing #5: We go to Buxton!

Our 2000 Gondoliers

In 2000 PBGS extended its horizons further under the leadership of our then Chairwoman, Dorothy Williams. Dorothy believed that the Society now had the confidence, reputation and skill to apply for the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, which took place every year in Buxton. We applied with a video of our 1999 production of Ruddigore, were accepted, and the following year we appeared in competition there at the Buxton Opera House with our 2000 production of The Gondoliers. 

Produced by Gabriel Butler, who also played the Duke of Plaza Toro, and Conducted by Margaret Blenkin, the production was very well received by both the enthusiastic audience and the adjudicator and was a great start to the new Millenium for the Society!

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