Cast members in our April 2022 show The Sorcerer. From the left: Helen Gargan (A Villager), Philip Lewis (The Notary) and Peter Swallow (Dr Daly) and Stephanie Laishley (Aline).
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Welcome to the West London based Julian Light Operatic Society.

We have been up and singing again!

With some Covid restrictions still in force, we presented a concert/semi-staging of Gilbert & Sullivan's “The Pirates of Penzance” last November.

And now that it could be said that we are getting back to something approaching normal (for the timebeing anyway) there was another concert/semi-staging, on April 9 this year.

This time it was the rather lesser-known G&S The Sorcerer. Both were at St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QG.

It was really great to welcome old friends and supporters back on each occasion. And many new ones too, of course.

As with all similar performing groups, the pandemic has made future planning difficult. We haven't been able to present a full operetta at our usual venue, Ealing's Questors Theatre, since 2019. We would like to this Autumn. Come back for further details as they emerge.

More of the cast in The Sorcerer: Stephanie Laishley (Aline) on the left, Tom Dalton (Alexis) in the middle and Paul Clarke (J.W.Wells).

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 detail

The Sorcerer - The Company.
'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. Since then we have performed two concert/semi-stagings of “The Pirates of Penzance” and "The Sorcerer". We usually do G&S but occasionally turn to work by other composers and writers. Could we tell you about how you might help with future shows?   Please click here.