The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Sussex

The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Sussex

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President: Valerie Masterson C.B.E.

Vice Presidents: Stephen Brown, Simon Butteriss, Bruce Graham, Donald Maxwell,
Cynthia Morey, Peter Parker, Michael Simkins, David Steadman, Richard Suart.

Article about Isabel Jay in the October Sussex Living

Ssx Living Oct 1025

National Trust G&S Exhibition at Nymans

Gilbert at Nymans

Mikado at Hastings and Peter Parker’s G&S artefacts

Mikado Hastings

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Recent Events

Our subsequent event will be on 24th June 2018
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Future Event

The 2016 Isabel Jay Trophy Award  Click here

2016 Award

Can you identify the figure portrayed in the statuette further down this page?

On Sunday 15th April 2018 at 2:45 pm
in the Birch Hotel
Lewes Road, Haywards Heath

 The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Sussex


Our guests will be
Mezzo soprano

Songs, from the Savoy Operas,and other operettas West End shows interspersed with stories and chat.

Louise who has entertained us before, was a member of the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, singing The Countess The Count of Luxembourg, The Fairy Queen Iolanthe, Buttercup and Hebe HMS Pinafore, Ruth and Edith The Pirates of Penzance at the Savoy Theatre, and on tour in Britain and the USA. Since making her debuts at Glyndebourne, English National Opera and the Belgium Royal Opera, Louise Crane has established herself as one of this country's most sought-after and versatile mezzo sopranos.

Ian has sung with Welsh National Opera,English Festival Opera and The D`Oyly Carte Opera company,he has also appeared in Evita, Chess, Phantom of The Opera and numerous other productions, he is currently celebrating 40 years in the theatre.

The usual arrangements apply:-


Tickets are priced at:

£6.00 for Members

£12.00 for non members.

Please send your cheque, made payable to ‘G & S Today’,

to our Treasurer, Edwin Cowley at 37 Hill House Close, Turners Hill, Crawley RH10 4YY.

The figure portrayed in this statuette is reputed to be a character from one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operas.
Can you identify her? If so please let Edwin Cowley know.

Our mission statement

The Society aims to present a varied programme of events such as concerts and presentations from leading artists and specialists, visits to relevant to the world of theatre and performing arts also attending performances in theatres and similar venues.

The collaborations between Richard D’Oyly Carte, W S Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan which led to the 14 famous operettas are what might be called our roots. The continued active management of the D’Oyly Carte Company by Richard’s descendants similarly are our roots. D’Oyly Carte other business interests, W S Gilbert’s other writings and interests, also Sullivan’s extensive other musical works form a lush foliage. The careers and repertoires of the multitude of artists, many extremely famous, engaged to perform the works over the past 140 years are the lush cover of multi-coloured blooms not forgetting contemporaries of G&S. Thus, we have the expansive tree from which our wide-ranging programme can be produced.

Site updated 11th April 2018