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 Main Show

Our Director was again
Claire Camble-Hutchins

who has now created 4 brilliant shows for us - Pirates of Penzance in 2014, Ruddigore in 2015, The Mikado last year and now The Gondoliers.

The music was under the control of our new Musical Director, Helen Brind who has done a wonderful job with the music and who kept our excellent orchestra and the show in such good tune.

The Gondoliers is full of lovely music and action on the streets of Venice and the island Kingdom of Barataria.

If you came along we do hope you enjoyed the show - thank you for supporting us.  If you would like to send us any comments you have, we are always delighted to receive them - please click the button below.

Some of the many comments and emails that we have received:

“I had a most wonderful evening at the Lighthouse Theatre last night, Saturday. Your production of The Gondoliers was lively, very colourful and exciting. I tried to limit my movements or involvement and felt I had succeeded not to have spoiled things for those sitting behind me! It was quite difficult!”

“What a show! My 13 year old granddaughter loved every minute too.”

“Absolutely bril...I...iant!  A great production - you should all be very proud of yourselves. Thoroughly enjoyable.”

“I had the pleasure of seeing the production in Poole last night and thought it was terrific. Congratulations to all the cast. Good luck for the rest of the week.”


“We have seen about 6 of your presentations and they have all been superb.”

“All I can say is "Wow!" The best yet! Two hours of toe-tapping, head nodding and humming (very quietly) made our evening.”


“As a long-time supporter of your fantastic company, your Gondoliers was fantastic!”

“Brilliant! We hugely enjoyed the show.  Well done as always.”

"We thoroughly enjoyed the show last night - the best one we have seen."

“That was fabulous! I have always enjoyed G&S but I think last night's show was the best I have ever had the pleasure of watching.  Well done.”

“To be honest, I didn't think I would take to G&S, but I have to ask, which one is next and when?”

Read the great review in SceneOne Magazine

We have also received a large number of comments and emails from those who came along and some of them are shown below

The Main Show for 2017 was

The Gondoliers


Our Main Show this year is going to be a double bill of

HMS Pinafore and Trial by Jury

Directed by Claire Camble-Hutchins,

with Musical Director Helen Brind.

This will be on at Poole’s Lighthouse on 18th, 19th and 20th October.  More details about how you can get tickets will be available shortly.


We are holding OPEN AUDITIONS for this year’s show on Sunday 10th June.


Auditions will take place at the Beaufort Community Centre

Rehearsals begin for HMS Pinafore and Trial By Jury on Wednesday 2nd May at Iford Church Hall. There will also be a chance to run through audition pieces on the Mondays following the 2nd May in preparation for the Open Auditions on Sunday 10th June.

Our show will run from Thursday 18th October to Saturday 20th October 2018, with tech and dress rehearsals earlier in the week. Rehearsals will be primarily on a Wednesday for ensemble with principals attending as required. Mondays for principal rehearsals. Other rehearsal dates may be required with notice.

Audition pieces can be seen and downloaded by clicking here.

E-mail for an audition slot or for any questions.  You should also contact the Secretary for information about music scores.