Events Diary

Did You Know?

  • We were delighted to welcome probably our youngest ever musical director, Sean Gleeson. Sean was relatively new to conducting the works of Gilbert & Sullivan. He is involved with Leeds Youth Opera as Conducting Intern and is also an accomplished cornetist.

  • Our first production of "The Sorcerer" took place at Hanover Street Congregational Church in Batley (now demolished). By 1980, the Society had moved to Cross Bank Church, where performances were given in the schoolroom. The last production, in 2008, was at Dewsbury Arts Centre (latterly re-named Dewsbury Little Theatre) in Batley Carr. Cross Bank Church closed in the early 1980's and subsequently became the home of a local security company. The Little Theatre closed in 2011 and subsequently demolished.

  • Two of the principals, Stephanie Roe and Robert Thurman, amassed a total of 90 years on the local amateur stage in this year. They wear well you know!

  • Take a look at our previous productions of "The Sorcerer".

    2008 1997 1988 1980 1967

Sorcerer 2018 Programme

Producer/Director : Helen Fox
Musical Director : Sean Gleeson


Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre (an elderly baronet): Richard Buxton
Alexis (of the Grenadier Guards, his son): Leon Waksberg
Dr Daly (Vicar of Ploverleigh): Robert Thurman
The Notary: Martin Whitaker
John Wellington Wells(of JW Wells & Co):Malcolm Parkinson
Lady Sangazure (A Lady of Ancient Lineage): Ann Likeman
Aline (her daughter betrothed to Alexis): Anna Trent
Mrs Partlet (a Pew Opener): Stephanie Roe
Constance (her daughter): Carol Parkinson
Hercules (Mr Wells' Page): Deirdre O'Shea
Chorus of Villagers:

Simon Bray, Helen Carbutt, Marilyn Cooper, Clive Daniel, Jennifer Day, Tracey Hook, Rita Jno-Baptiste, Tony Johnson, Debbie Moores, Deirdre O'Shea, Tanya Parsons, Catherine Roberts, Stephen Roe, Lee Stone, Kath Thurman

"Sorcerer" in pictures