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GLOC is a Registered Charity, number 1065719

Grosvenor Light Opera Company


By GLOC, Jul 25 2017 04:22PM

Musical Director

Application deadline: 13 August

Description of vacancy:

Grosvenor Light Opera Company is a long-established, non-auditioned amateur theatre group with a mix of experience and ability, who enjoy rehearsing and performing the works of Gilbert and Sullivan.

We are looking for a competent, skilled and reliable MD with the passion and enthusiasm to take over the musical leadership of our shows, starting September 2017. Payment dependent on experience.

We meet in Pimlico each week on Wednesday nights, and perform two shows a year in central London. Our summer show is a fully staged light opera with 16 piece orchestra. Our wintershow this year and in recent years will be a pantomime performed in a local hall.

Our new musical director will be expected to work alongside our directors to run rehearsals, arrange for orchestral players and source music. The Society has an active and engaged committee who will work with and support the MD.

You can find further information about our company on our website. Alternatively for an informal chat, please contact the chairman on the address below to arrange.

Please submit CV and covering letter by 13 August to admin@gloc.org

By GLOC, Apr 25 2017 04:32PM

Are you a budding writer, a witty wordsmith or a droll dramatist? This could be a chance to put your work on stage - GLOC is looking for talented writers to draft, develop and deliver a mini musical masterpiece for our next winter production.

The GLOC winter show is a chance for the company to let their hair down and display their wide range of talents. In recent years this small, relaxed show has taken various forms including cabaret, pantomime, choral concert, comic musical and scratch performance of Gilbert and Sullivan.

Delivered on a shoestring budget, our main aim is to have fun and entertain our audience.

The successful writer or team will be expected to plan the production which will be performed in our local town hall, and responsible for directing – or finding a director for - the show.


Anyone who is interested in this opportunity to showcase their work with a young, lively company should email admin@gloc.org with a short outline of their ideas including:

• plot outline

• characters

• the look and feel of the piece, such as set, lighting and costumes

• an outline list of songs, and how the music will be sourced

• How you will work with a limited budget and manage the time constraints of our volunteer production team

They should also attach a draft of at least one full scene for the proposed show. A full script should be completed before production begins in September

The deadline for submissions is 20 May, and the show itself is provisionally booked for either 29/30 Nov or 13/14 Dec.

Some things to consider:

The winter show can be an opportunity for members who don’t audition for roles in our summer operas to shine - if you are writing an original piece, consider what small to medium roles could be included.

One of GLOC’s aims is to spread knowledge of Gilbert and Sullivan so while not essential, inclusion of their work if appropriate would be appreciated.

By GLOC, Mar 2 2017 11:29AM

Thank you and well done to everyone who auditioned for a part in GLOC's Summer production of Iolanthe!

We are pleased to announce the cast below!

Lord Chancellor Colin McKenna

Strephon Michael Pandazis

Earl Tolloller Andrew Evans

Earl of Mountararat Tom Bruggenwirth

Private Willis Jonathan Broad

Phyllis Giulia Boggiano

Fairy Queen Alex Hill

Iolanthe Laura Burgoyne

Celia Stephanie Mittiga

Leila Jenny McCartney

Fleta Rowena Swallow

Congratulations to all, the show is going to be wonderful!

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