GLOC news

  • Join us for a night at the music hall!

    GLOC is off to the music hall this term and we want you to join us!

    Our winter show this year will be an evening of varied songs, comedy and sketches; including some chorus medleys (a bit of G&S, a soupçon of musical theatre and a collection of Christmas classics), individual skits and solos, and a specially written panto-style melodrama (oh yes it is!).

    We’ve had a couple of weeks of rehearsals already, but it’s not too late to get involved! We rehearse every Wednesday evening, 6.45-9.45pm, in St Gabriel’s Halls, Pimlico, SW1V 3AA. Come along and give us a try – we’re a very friendly, welcoming bunch, and you’ll always find a contingent heading for a quick drink after each rehearsal! There’s no auditions to be in the chorus, and the music is all accessible and fun to sing, with a little bit of cockney dancing thrown in for good measure!

  • It’s nearly time for The Sorcerer to pay a visit!

    We’re into the final stretch of preparations for The Sorcerer next week at The Bridewell Theatre. Take a look at our selection of photos from rehearsals below to whet your appetite and then head on over to The Sorcerer page to book your tickets!

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  • Our production of The Sorcerer is being brewed!

    Rehearsals are now well underway.

    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 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 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:, or email our Chair Laura, at 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!