2015 – Iolanthe

Our cast was:

Lord Chancellor – Al Jordan
Earl of Mountararat – Eddie Atkin
Earl Tolloller – Steve Gale
Private Willis – Richard Perkins Snr.
Strephon – Richard Perkins Jnr.
Iolanthe – Rachel Fitzpatrick
Phyllis – Alison Matthews
Fairy Queen – Cheryl Hammersley
Celia – Valerie Hart
Leila – Sam Baguley
Fleta – Emma Brown

Photos to follow…

2014 – The Yeomen of the Guard Cast List

Our cast list for The Yeomen of the Guard was:
Kate – Valerie Hart
Sergeant Meryll – Richard Perkins Snr
Dame Carruthers – Sue Smith
Phoebe Meryll – Nicole Jordan
Elsie Maynard – Alison Matthews
Colonel Fairfax – Steve Gale
Wilfred Shadbolt – Al Jordan
Jack Point – Andy Marmoy
Sir Richard Cholmondeley – Len Dobson
First Yeoman – Matthew Hammersley
Second Yeoman – Richard Tomlinson
Leonard Meryll – Richard Perkins Jnr

2012 – Patience


Many of us decided that Patience was one of our favourites and we couldn’t understand why G&S societies don’t perform it more often. It’s got humour and some great songs. We really enjoyed performing our production which ran from Tuesday 27th November to Saturday 1st December 2012.

2010 – Concert: An Echoing Voice

Christchurch G&S Society presents

An Echoing Voice


Christchurch Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s concert An Echoing Voice was performed at Hind Leys College, Shepshed on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th November 2010. The concert celebrated the successful, if sometimes tumultuous, writing partnership of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, which produced a total of 13 comic operas.


The concert was narrated by Gilbert (played by Steve Shipton) as he reflects on his collaborations with Sullivan and included songs from all of their operettas including The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe, HMS Pinafore and The Gondoliers. Songs included were ‘When I was a lad’ (HMS Pinafore), ‘When the foeman’ (The Pirates of Penzance), ‘Peers Chorus’ (Iolanthe), ‘Three Little Maids’ (The Mikado) and ‘Dance a Cachucha’ (The Gondoliers).


The concert proved popular with the Society itself and featured their largest ever cast with over 40 members taking part. This proved a challenge to the concert’s directors, Nicole Jordan and Richard Perkins, who had the task of fitting everyone on stage at once for the chorus numbers!


The group used this concert to establish November as the new time of year for future productions.The next full-scale production The Gondoliers followed in November 2011.