Philip Lewis as Major-General Stanley, Sunita Dugal as Ruth and Alan Whitworth as the police sergeant in the Julian's November 2021 semi-staging of The Pirates of Penzance
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Welcome to the West London based Julian Light Operatic Society.

With many Covid-19 restrictions lifted, we have been up and singing again!

We presented a concert/semi-stagng of Gilbert & Sullivan “The Pirates of Penzance” on November 20th 2021.

There were two shows - 3.00pm and 7.30pm - at St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane, W5 1QG.

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

As with all similar performing groups, the pandemic has made future planning difficult. Ideally, we would like to present our annual spring show around April followed by a full G&S operetta in Autumn 2022, hopefully at Ealing's Questors Theatre, our usual venue. Please come back regularly for details as they emerge

The ups and downs of life and loves on the Cornish cost in The Pirates of Pencanze. 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 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 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 Penzance 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'

As you can see from above, our show in 2019 - the group's 71st year - was The Yeomen of the Guard. Now, in November 2021, we will present more Gilbert and Sullivan. We also, very occasionally, perform work by other composers and writers. Could we take a few minutes to tell you about how you might help us stage shows in future?  Please click here.

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