Philip Lewis as Major-General Stanley, Sunita Dugal as Ruth and Alan Whitworth as the police sergeant in the Julian's November semi-staging of The Pirates of Penzance
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Welcome to the West London based Julian Light Operatic Society.

After so much inactivity due to Covid restrictions, it was great to sing again in November.

We presented a concert/semi-stagng of Gilbert & Sullivan's “The Pirates of Penance”. Company and audience enjoyed it immensely.

And we are already planning another. This time it will be“The Sorcerer” on April 9th 2022, again at St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QG.

As with all similar performing groups, the pandemic has made future planning difficult. If the show in the spring goes to plan we hope to follow it with a full G&S operetta in the Autumn, hopefully at our usual venue Ealing's Questors Theatre.

Please come back regularly for more details as they emerge. Fingers crossed.

The ups and downs of life and loves on the Cornish cost in The Pirates of Penzance First performed in America in 1880, presented again in Ealing 2021.

The Julian aims to give the local community an opportunity to experience light opera to as high a standard as possible at lower cost than the professional theatre.

We try to cast principal parts from within the membership and it is open to all to join us, experienced or not. There are plenty of roles in the chorus and much to do backstage and front of house. We have a great team spirit and some people have been singing and acting with us since the 1960s.

We meet for rehearsal every Wednesday evening at Haven Green Baptist Church, Castlebar Road, Ealing W5 2UP

Then our main production is usually in the autumn and a soirée or variety concert is normally each Spring.

The Company is self-financing through members' subscriptions and fundraising. If you would like to offer financial assistance either by becoming a patron or through official sponsorship, contact the Secretary (details below). Click here for full membership details.

Cast members from The Pirates of Penance in November 2021. Rehearsals for whatever comes next for the Julian will start as soon as conditions allow. In the meantime, a merry Christmas one and all!
'With a little help from our friends'

Our last full show before Covid, in 2019 - the group's 73rd year - was The Yeomen of the Guard. Then in November 2021 we started performing again with a concert/semi-stagng of “The Pirates of Penance”. It's usually G&S but occasionally we turn to work by other composers and writers. Could we tell you about how you might help with mote shows in the future?  Please click here.

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