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 following events on 9th April & 14th May 2017 click here for details  

Future Event

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.

Why not enjoy Sunday lunch in
The Birch Hotel Restaurant
Book your table by contacting the hotel direct

mentioning the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Sussex please
01444 451 565

The 2016 Isabel Jay Trophy Award  Click here

2016 Award

Site updated 11th February 2017

On Sunday 9th April 2017 at 14:45 pm
in the Birch Hotel
Lewes Road, Haywards Heath

 The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Sussex



James Cleverton



James has a very wide repertoire, including extensive roles in Gilbert and Sullivan, which are detailed on his website, see the link below. He  trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama also the International Opera Studio in Zurich, He has performed for several major companies including, Royal Opera at Covent Garden, English National Opera,  Scottish Opera, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall and locally Sussex Chorus.

For more information visit the following websites:-

The usual arrangements apply:-


Tickets are priced at:-

£6.00 for Members and

£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.


James Cleverton with Friends

Rear left to right
James Cleverton-Baritone, Rebecca Smith-Mezzo Soprano , Anthony Cleverton-Baritone, Ailish Tynan-Soprano, Nicholas Sharratt-tenor,
Front Steven Maughan (accompanist)