Gilbert and Sullivan

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The phrase "Gilbert and Sullivan" refers to the Victorian-era theatrical partnership of the librettist W.S. Gilbert (1836–1911)[1] and the composer Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900)[2] and to the works they jointly created[3].

Also found as "Gilbert & Sullivan" and often abbreviated to "G&S".

Gilbert and Sullivan societies

In South Africa there have been a number of societies specialising in the production of Gilbert and Sullivan operas over the years, among them those specifically using the name Gilbert and Sullivan Society . To find out more, click on the name of appropriate company below:

South African Gilbert and Sullivan Societies

The Cape Town Gilbert and Sullivan Society

The Port Elizabeth Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Other companies producing Gilbert and Sullivan operas

The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company

The Edgar Perkins Lyric Opera Company

The Mabel Hayes Company

The Woodstock Amateur Operatic Society

Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas performed in South Africa

For details of productions, click on the particular play below.


The Mikado

H.M.S. Pinafore)

The Pirates of Penzance

Princess Ida

The Yeomen of the Guard


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