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.
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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,
The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert & Sullivan October 2022 Pirates with sentimental hearts, blundering policeman, crazy adventures and improbable paradoxes. Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic ‘Pirates of Penzance’ is filled with fun and laughter. Frederic, a pirate’s apprentice, falls head-over-heels in love with Mabel, the daughter of Major-General Stanley. On his 21st birthday Frederic is …
Carousel by Rodgers & Hammerstein Coming 2023 We are really excited to be performing ‘Carousel’ in October 2023. ‘Carousel’ is a giant of the musical stage and remains timeless and starbright. The story of faithful Julie and her brutish husband Billy is one of the most powerful books of the musical theatre and perfectly matches its …
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)