Written by W.S. Gilbert . Music by Arthur Sullivan

At the beginning of 1951 an item appeared in the Burton Daily Mail inviting interested people to a meeting to look into the possibility of forming a new operatic society.

Enough people came forward to enable the Burton-on-Trent and District Operatic Society to be formed, with the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Gondoliers as the first show. Auditions were held and the principal parts cast. Rather uniquely, two people shared most of the secondary parts, over the week. 

Produced by Margaret Sheardown & Geoff Wendon


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