GLOC news

  • Our production of The Sorcerer is being baked!

    Rehearsals are now well underway, with our inspiring directors: Jenna Augen and Chris Jacklin!

    We have a very strong cast, with these superb principles leading party:

    J.W. Wells – Stoo Gill

    Aline – Grace Watkins

    Alexis – Andrew Hurst

    Constance – Emma Rettie

    Dr Daly – Phil Errington

    Mrs Partlett – Ali Dixon

    Lady Sangazure – Lesley Khatibi

    Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre – James Chadburn

    Notary – Jonathan Broad

    Tickets will be online for sale very soon! Check back shortly to secure our early bird rate!

  • We can’t wait to start rehearsals for The Sorcerer!

    We had our first, open rehearsal for our next production The Sorcerer last week and it was great to see so many new and returning faces!

    If you’d still like to be involved in the show then it’s not too late. We are holding auditions this week (Wednesday 2nd March and Saturday 5th March) for principal roles – sign up for a slot by emailing a copy of this audition form to admin@gloc.org as soon as you can to secure your spot.

    If you’d like to be a member of the chorus there are no auditions – just turn up and give us a go! As in all Gilbert and Sullivan shows the chorus in The Sorcerer play a huge role in the action and it’s always great fun to be a part of.

    We start our first rehearsal proper next Wednesday, 9th March, at 6:45pm at St. Gabriel’s Church Hall, Churchill Gardens, Pimlico, London SW1V 3AA, a 10 minute walk from Pimlico tube.

    For more information about The Sorcerer – the dates, the details, the background of the show and our company – take a look at our handy Welcome Pack which has all the information you need.

    We are also looking for help in our backstage team; whether it’s stage managing, lighting, props, costumes, set design, set-building, helping with ticket sales, or whatever other skill you can bring, we’d love to hear from you! Send us a quick note at admin@gloc.org to say hi!

  • Want to join GLOC? Come to the Open Rehearsal for The Sorcerer!

    Come and meet GLOC! Old timers and newbies are welcome alike. You’ll be able to meet the Directors, sing through some delights of score, and take part in a improv workshop to explore what it is to be a villager! 

    When: Wednesday 23rd February 18:45 – 21:45

    Where: St. Gabriel’s Church Hall, Churchill Gardens, Pimlico, London SW1V 3AA

    You’ll be able to hear about the magical vision for The Sorcerer, learn the details on the practicalities of being involved in a GLOC production and learn about dates for auditions and rehearsals.

    Everyone is welcome and there is no charge to attend. We will provide a welcome pack in advance detailing

    • What you can expect from Grosvenor Light Opera Company
    • Details of how to become a member, including details about membership fees
    • Rehearsal schedule and important dates
    • Audition details
    • Contact details

    Look for the blue door for the hall entrance. We will be downstairs in a room named The Men’s Club. However, please check the noticeboard / signs as you go in, as the room is sometimes modified on the day.

    For more information, please see our website: www.gloc.org, or email our Chair Laura, at admin@gloc.org and sign up to our newsletter to receive a copy of the welcome pack.

    We are excited to see you for our most magical year yet!

  • Grosvenor Light Opera Company is thrilled to announce our Creative Director, Jenna Augen! 

    Jenna is a professional actress, graduating from RADA in 2010 and most recently finished a run in The West End in Tom Stoppard’s Olivier-Award-Winning production of Leopoldstadt at the Wyndham’s Theatre. As well as an actress, Jenna is a violinist and acting coach! We are thrilled to have Jenna’s experience as both a performer and acting coach, on top of which she has a genuine passion for G&S! Jenna will be working closely with our experienced Musical Director, Chris Jacklin!

    Jenna is brimming with inspirational ideas for The Sorcerer, and we can’t wait to reveal more at The Open Rehearsal on 23rd February, where Jenna will reveal her vision.

  • Directing Opportunity: The Sorcerer!

    Grosvenor Light Opera Company is looking for a talented, enthusiastic director to bring its next production, The Sorcerer, to life!

    This is an opportunity to direct a leading amateur Gilbert and Sullivan company with a large cast (50+) and full orchestra, performing sell-out shows in central London. Five performances of the opera, including a matinee, will be staged at the Bridewell Theatre, Blackfriars and Harrogate in August on the following dates:

    Bridewell performances: 26th June – 2nd July 2022

    Harrogate matinee:  Saturday 13th August

    View Director’s Pack Here

    Apply by Wednesday 12th Jan 2022. Please email applications to admin@gloc.org or contacts us with any questions you may have.

    Rehearsals: The weekly rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 18:45 – 21:45 in Pimlico, and will begin at the end of February.

    We’d be eternally grateful if you would circulate this around to anyone else that may be interested in this exciting opportunity. Thanks very much!

    We can’t wait to hear from you!