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Welcome to the West London based Julian Light Operatic Society.

Our 2019 show is Yeoman Of The Guard, as usual at the Questors Theatre in Ealing. The box office is now open.


It will run for five performances and the details are at the foot of the dramatic poster above (the work of our award winning set designer - and chorus member - Martin Jarvis).

Our 2018 show was HMS Pinafore. And the nautical favourite marked the society's 70th anniversary.

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Ralph Rackstraw (Robert Brown) and Josephine Corcoran (Cora Hardy) gaze into each others eyes at the conclusion of the Julian's 2018 show HMS Pinafore.

It was also a double award winner. Cora Hardy, as Jospehene Corcoran (above) was named best female in a G&S in our district by the National Operatic and Dramatic Association.

And the whole production was judged best G&S show.

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 St Matthew’s Church, North Common Road, London W5 2QA (Ealing).

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 fund-raising.

If you would like to offer financial assistance either by becoming a patron or through official sponsorship, please contact the Secretary (details below). Contact the Secretary (again, details below) or click here for full membership details. And if you would like to be added to the society's mailing list click here.

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More pictures from Pinafore in 2018: Little Buttercup (Sunita Dugal), a Portsmouth bumboat woman (left), Sir Joseph Porter, including himself as an historical icon amongst many (centre) and (right) Hebe, Sir Joseph's first cousin (Cheryl Chisnall).

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Left - Midshipmite pauses for a moment after chasing and dispatching rats on the poopdeck (well, the ones he could catch). Right - Dick Deadeye (James Naylor) drops a word in the ear of Captain Corcoran (Peter Edwards).

'With a little help from our friends'

As you saw from above, our show in 2018 - HMS Pinafore - was Julian Light Operatic's 70th anniversary production. This year's is The Yeoman Of The Guard, one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular operettas, to be staged in Ealing in November.

We have a quick request for members, supporters and friends of the Julian who might be able to help us present this and subsequent shows. 

Please click here.