The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Sussex

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President: Valerie Masterson C.B.E.

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

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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

On Sunday 30th June 2019 in the Birch Hotel
Lewes Road, Haywards Heath


 The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Sussex

Our own
Laurence Leng

will enlighten you with


“The Deleted Songs
from the

 G & S Operas”


Have you ever wondered why Strephon and the Duke don’t have solos in Iolanthe and Patience? Why doesn’t Wilfred sing until the Act 1 finale of Yeomen? Why did Robin have two songs in Act 2 of Ruddigore and sung neither of them?


A number of songs never made it to the final production or were cut within days or weeks of the opening night.


Luckily, over the years, some of these songs have been found or re-constructed from limited data and recorded as bonus tracks on, now, long deleted recordings. This musically illustrated talk will play a number of these recordings of rarely heard songs and explain the history as to why they were dropped or lost in the first place.


You think you know G & S
come along and hear some G & S that you may not know!


The usual arrangements apply:-

£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.