The University of Nottingham Student Union’s Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents our 2017 opera , Ruddigore. In order to bring our show to life, we are looking for donations, big and small, to make this year’s opera a success.
Who We Are
Established in 1973, we are the oldest musical theatre society at the University of Nottingham. A small but enthusiastic society, we attract a diverse group of students from a broad range of subjects.
From cast to orchestra, stage management to costume design and more, there are opportunities for anyone and everyone who wants to be involved. We pride ourselves on being a diverse group, with 23% of last year’s members coming from overseas. Our students study a broad range of subjects, including music, maths, medicine, and linguistics at both undergrad and postgrad level. Ultimately the aim of our society is to enjoy ourselves, while introducing the works of Gilbert & Sullivan to a wider audience.
What We Do
Each spring, we perform a light opera of Sir William S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan. Our 2016 production of HMS Pinafore drew an audience of over 400 theatre-goers, from Nottingham, the surrounding area, and further afield. We are keen to build on this success, and are aiming to improve the quality of our production, as well as increase our membership and audience. Our 2017 production of Ruddigore , a melodrama turned on its head, will push the boundaries of G&S theatre with a steampunk theme.
How Can You Help?
Staging a theatrical production involves a myriad of costs, from venue hire, to costumes, to printing. Your donations will allow us to purchase material for costumes, props, set, as well as to print marketing materials and programmes. All of this substantially improves our production and attracts a larger audience.
Reaching our minimum target will make a significant contribution to the costumes, which will be in steampunk style. Reaching our full target, however, will help cover a wide range of production costs and keep our ticket prices within a student budget, allowing us to perform for a larger audience.
In return for your support, we will email you regular updates on our progress alongside occasional videos and images of our preparations for the show.
Even a small donation makes a big difference to us, so please consider giving something even if it’s just £1. In addition, it would be great if you could share our project with anybody and everybody, either by word of mouth or social media. Particularly by going to the 'Network' tab and clicking 'Become a helper'. We are really excited about this year’s show and would be incredibly grateful for your help to make Ruddigore a success.
Go to the Network tab and click the 'become a helper' to share this page with your family and friends.
We will be posting regular updates of our progress, socials, and the show itself on social media, particularly our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/gns.uon
Further information on the Gilbert & Sullivan Society can be found here: https://www.su.nottingham.ac.uk/societies/society/GilbertandSullivan/
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