Stamford Gilbert & Sullivan Players

Stamford Operatic Society (now SAMS) was formed in 1906 and continued until 1950 performing musicals and operettas (usually Gilbert and Sullivan) in alternate years. In 1951 Stamford Gilbert and Sullivan Players was born to perform exclusively Gilbert & Sullivan! This enthusiastic company now comprises people from in and around the Stamford area who have a great love for G&S and wish to see it continue. Our last two productions have included dancers from the Welland School of Dancing to encourage young people to come and be a part of this great Society! The idea that Gilbert and Sullivan is old fashioned is far from the truth. The current show is proof of this. Although this show was first performed in January 1884 the story is about women taking charge, without a need of men and was written before Margaret Thatcher was even a gleam in her parents’ eyes!  The same can be said for all of the G&S offerings because the satire and wit contained in these masterpieces can be applied to all current events, both political and commercial!  The music is good too!

Join Us

We rehearse on a Tuesday evening from 7-45 pm to 10-00 pm at Barn Hill Church Hall on North Street, Stamford from May through to October and would welcome anyone who would just like to come and see what we are about, either to sing, act or contribute in some way. ‘I joined this society in 2001 and it is the friendliest society that I have ever had the privilege to be in!’  – Joanna (Member since 2002)

If you would be interested in taking part in whatever capacity, please contact us by using the form below or email us on info@stamfordgandsplayers.co.uk

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Previous Productions

Trial by Jury

First Shown: 1875
Stamford Gilbert & Sullivan Players: 1959, 1978, 1989, 1998, 2015

The Sorcerer

First Shown: 1877
Stamford Gilbert & Sullivan Players: 1982, 1996, 2011

HMS Pinafore

First Shown: 1878
Stamford Gilbert & Sullivan Players: 1951, 1959, 1969, 1978, 1989, 1998, 2006, 2015

The Pirates of Penzance

First Shown: 1880
Stamford Gilbert & Sullivan Players: 1952, 1963, 1971, 1983, 1991, 2000, 2008

Patience

First Shown: 1881
Stamford Gilbert & Sullivan Players: 1957, 1967, 1981, 1994, 2007

Iolanthe

First Shown: 1882
Stamford Gilbert & Sullivan Players: 1954, 1961, 1970, 1979, 1990, 1999, 2010

Princess Ida

First Shown: 1884
Stamford Gilbert & Sullivan Players: 1955, 1964, 1974, 1987, 2002

The Mikado

First Shown: 1885
Stamford Gilbert & Sullivan Players: 1956, 1965, 1973, 1985, 1993, 2003, 2013

Ruddigore

First Shown: 1887
Stamford Gilbert & Sullivan Players: 1962, 1972, 1984, 1992, 2005, 2014

The Yeomen of the Guard

First Shown: 1888
Stamford Gilbert & Sullivan Players: 1958, 1966, 1975, 1986, 1995, 2004, 2012

The Gondoliers

First Shown: 1889
Stamford Gilbert & Sullivan Players: 1952, 1960, 1968, 1976, 1988, 1997, 2009

Utopia Limited

First Shown: 1893
Stamford Gilbert & Sullivan Players: 1977

The Grand Duke

First Shown: 1896
Stamford Gilbert & Sullivan Players: 1980, 2001