G&S Society celebrate 45th birthday

One of Chesterfield’s foremost musical societies, founded 45 years ago, will be returning to the Pomegranate Theatre to stage Iolanthe from October 5-8.

Chesterfield Gilbert and Sullivan Society was formed in March 1971 and during its formative years, the group performed concerts locally to raise funds.

After ten years they had amassed enough money to mount their first full G&S production, The Mikado, at the then Civic Theatre.

Two founder members of the Society, Val Crick and Peter Flint, performed in that show will also will be taking part in the 2016 production of Iolanthe.

The magical comic opera pokes fun at the  British political and legal establishment and in view of the current uneasy political climate, audiences can expect some topical references from Director Nic Wilson.

This will be Andrew Marples, the society’s musical director, 17th stage production with them.

He will be directing a full orchestra of local musicians, aided by the society’s talented accompanist, Chris Flint, who also features in the orchestra.

Tickets £11.50/£14.50 are available from the Pomegranate Theatre box office on 01246 345222.