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.


About Us

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!

Award Winners

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.

Charity Donations

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.  

Join Us

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.

To subscribe to our mailing list and keep up to date click here.


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,
Ropley Road

Rehearsal Venue Map

Latest News


Open Auditions for The Pirates of Penzance

Characters, Ensemble, Dancers
(for Pirates and General Stanley’s Daughters)

Open Auditions to be held in Spring 2021

(dates to be confirmed)
Beaufort Community Centre



Last Updated: 22/06/2020 @ 22:25

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 sadly postponed our 2020 production of Carousel. 

Re-scheduled show dates are
20 – 22 October 2022 at Lighthouse, Poole

Auditions for Carousel will be in Spring 2022

Thank you for your interest, we will keep you updated with further information. 

The ‘Register Now’ link will remain the same for 2022 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
(for the Snow Family & Ensemble)

Auditions will be in Spring 2022

Dates to be confirmed

Beaufort Community Centre


Rehearsals will be Mondays & Wednesdays as called
7.30pm – 10.00pm

You should be available to rehearse on both evenings if required
Some additional rehearsals may be required nearer the show. 

Rehearsals at Iford Church Hall. 


Company Auditions

Company auditions for membership to the society are held throughout the year.  Membership will enable you to perform in our concerts and Christmas events as well as participate in our social events.  

Please contact info@bournemouthgasp.org.uk for further details. 

Contact Us

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