the trading name of Bournemouth Gilbert & Sullivan Operatic Society
Bournemouth GaSP – Gilbert & Sullivan, Grand Opera, Musical Theatre
We are Bournemouth Gilbert and Sullivan Productions, better known as Bournemouth GaSP. We are a friendly Bournemouth based award winning group, who enjoy performing shows from Gilbert & Sullivan. We are in the process of expanding to incorporate grand opera and modern musicals. We are extremely proud of our excellent reputation and produce major shows and concerts each year.
We have recently re-launched as Bournemouth GaSP the new trading name of Bournemouth Gilbert & Sullivan Operatic Society. As our name suggests we are based in Bournemouth, Dorset and perform at major venues across Dorset, including Lighthouse in Poole , the Regent Centre in Christchurch and the Barrington Theatre in Ferndown. There is something going on year round and we have regular social events too!
We have won best in category Accolade of Excellence awards from National Operatic & Dramatic Association (NODA) as well as winning several awards at The International Gilbert & Sullivan Festivals.
We are a charitable organisation and we support our community by giving generous donations to local charities which have included: Macmillan Caring Locally,The Dorset ME Support Group, Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy and New Forest and District Sailability.
Performing membership is open to anyone who passes an audition but we also welcome non-acting members to help behind the scenes with props, scenery construction and general administration. If you would like to be part of the fun, as a performer or helper then please click here to contact us.
More information about joining Bournemouth GaSP can be found by clicking here.
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Rehearsals are primarily held on Wednesday evenings (19:30 – 22:00) with additional rehearsals called during the run up to a show.
Rehearsals are held at the following venue.
Iford United Reformed Church Hall,
You will be auditioned by a panel, there may be occasions where we need to recall certain people. We will contact you individually if this is the case. Rehearsals will begin in May 2022. Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays with Mondays used for Principals and Ensemble as called. All rehearsals start at 7:30pm at Iford …
You will be auditioned by a panel, there may be occasions where we need to recall certain people. We will contact you individually if this is the case.
Rehearsals will begin in May 2022. Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays with Mondays used for Principals and Ensemble as called. All rehearsals start at 7:30pm at Iford Church Hall. A rehearsal schedule will be issued at the start of rehearsal so you know when you are called. Please note that this could be amended on occasion. A rehearsal is usually called on the Friday evening prior to the show, so please ensure you remain free for this.
All cast will need to be available for the entire week of the show. There will be a full cast rehearsal on Monday 17th October at Iford Hall. All cast will need to attend the technical rehearsal on Tuesday 18th October, dress rehearsal on Wednesday 19th October as well as the show dates of Thursday 20th to Saturday 22nd October. All cast must also be available for the matinee on Saturday 22nd October. You will not be able to take part in the show if you are not available for any of these dates.
In the interests of public safety and in light of Government advice and guidelines due to the current COVID-19 outbreak we can now confirm that we have rescheduled our 2020 production of Carousel to 2023.
Thank you for your interest, we will keep you updated with further information.
The ‘Register Now’ link will remain the same for 2023 so you do not need to register again.
Auditions for Characters, Ensemble, Dancers & Children (for the Snow Family & Ensemble)
When Julie Jordan a young mill worker, meets Billy Bigalow the handsome barker for Mrs Mullin’s carousel, their love blossoms. Determined to provide for his unborn child, Billy takes part in an ill-fated robbery. With an emotional and gritty look at relationships, the poignant story of the faithful Julie, and her brutish love Billy Bigalow, this is one of the most powerful books of the musical theatre. It’s musical score is one of the most celebrated of all time.
Featuring songs such as “If I loved you” the toe tapping “June is Bustin” and the world famous “You’ll never walk alone”, Carousel brings a sense of hope and dignity in this dramatic testimony to the power of love.
Open Auditions for Carousel
Characters, Ensemble, Dancers & Children (for the Snow Family & Ensemble)