Swaffham Bulbeck Summer Theatre
Gilbert & Sullivan in a Barn!
Swaffham Bulbeck Summer Theatre proudly presents:
by W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan
As in previous years the productions will be staged in the wonderful Theatre in a
Barn, Downing Farm, Swaffham Bulbeck, Cambridge CB25 0NW.
The dates for the show will be
Wednesday 15th June 2022 7:30 pm (£9)
Thursday 16th June 2022 7:30 pm (£10)
Friday 17th June 2022 7:30 pm (£12)
Saturday 18th June 2022 2:30 pm (£8)
Saturday 18th June 2022 7:30 pm (£12)
After two postponed years, we are delighted to be performing Gilbert and Sullivan’s ever-popular operetta ‘The Mikado’, which featured in the 1999 film about their lives ‘Topsy-Turvy’. Colourful and witty, this show includes many well-known songs, such as ‘I’ve got a little list’ (brought up to the 21 st century!), ‘Tit-willow’, ‘The flowers that bloom in the spring’ and, of course, ‘Three little maids from school are we’. We look forward to seeing you!
Rehearsals start with a social sing-through on 24th February 2022. If you’d like to join the group please contact us – no experience is needed and there is no audition for chorus members (principals parts for 2022 are already cast).
Charitable donations from programme sales
Those of you who are regular attenders at our shows will have noticed that in 2017 and 2018 we have sold large glossy programmes for the show rather than providing the usual paper ones. This was the initiative of several of our members, led by Sian Dowson. The proceeds were intended for donation to charity, which in 2017 was the local group Red2Green.
Last year we were able to make a donation of £357 to the charity SOS Children’s Villages, who are based in Cambridge. This was in memory of Philip Morris, the husband of one of our members, who tragically died suddenly early in the year and who was a supporter of this charity. The money will go sponsor the village of Chipata in Zambia for the next eighteen months.
Many thanks to all our audience members who bought programmes and made other donations.