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About Us

The Cotswold Savoyards was formed in 1962 to produce the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. We have presented staged versions of all 13 surviving operas, a reconstruction of Thespis, and other operettas by Sullivan, Lehar, Offenbach and Strauss. Over the past few years we have widened our repertoire to include shows such as Salad Days, Sweeney Todd, Candide, Into the Woods, Scrooge the Musical and Titanic the Musical. Approximately half our shows are now Gilbert and Sullivan, and half from other composers.

We stage two productions per year, each running for a week; one at Cheltenham's amateur theatre, The Playhouse, which seats just over 200 people, the other at the town's professional theatre, The Everyman, which seats over 600.

We are always willing to consider requests from other organisations to stage concerts on behalf of charity. We can produce a short cabaret by a small group of singers or a whole evening's entertainment with full chorus. Concerts in the past have included a staged and costumed performance of Trial by Jury in Gloucester Crown Court and a Sullivan Centenary Concert at Cheltenham Town Hall.

The society is always keen to attract new members, whether as singers or as helpers in some capacity. We are always pleased to see new faces on (and off) stage. In addition to our regular productions, we organise a variety of social events and you would be made most welcome.

We are very proud to have as President of the the Cotswold Savoyards "Britain's Queen of Operetta", Marilyn Hill-Smith.

The Society has a Constitution, a Committee to guide it, and a Concerts Committee that plans all our concerts

More details about the society can be found on the Join Us and New Members pages. You can find out more about our logo by clicking on it.