History

Summerland Singers and Players has been creating theatre in Summerland for over 100 years.    We used to be Gilbert & Sullivan fans, but that has changed.  (Well, we’re still fans but casts of forty and full orchestras are getting hard to come by!

Mikado

Productions

1912  —  Cousin Kate   

1913  —  The Mikado 

1924  —  HMS Pinafore 

1925  —  The Mikado 

1926  —  Yeoman of the Guard          

1927  —  The Gondoliers 

1928  —  HMS Pinafore           

1929  —  The Stoker, Iolanthe 

1929 —  Lucrezia Borgia’s Little Party  

1930 —  Pirates of Penzance

1931  —  Riders to the Sea 

1932 —  The Peasant Cantata

1933  —  The Fate of Wun Fo

1936  — Birds of a Feather

1936 —  Love in the Ape House

1936  —   Christmas Pageant

1937  —  Sylvia (not the dog)             

1938  — The Red Velvet Coat

1938  —  Thank You Doctor              

1938 —  Heaven on Earth

1939  —  Twin Beds

1939  — Jewels of the Desert

1940  —  Noel Coward’s Ways and Means

1941  —  Grand Concert

1941–  The Laundry Mask

1942  —  Salute to Russia (Music with a Russian backdrop)

1942 — Here Comes Mister Jordan (AKA Heaven Can Wait)

1943  —  (War benefit, Salute to Russia) A Russian Praznick

1944  —  Let Me Call you Sweetheart

1944 — A Murder has been Arranged

1944  —  Indian Wedding Festival

1945  —  Charlie’s Aunt

1945  —  The Star of Hope Cantata

1945  — Alexander’s Horse

1945  —  Down South, A plantation medley

1946  —  The Romantic Young Lady

1946  —  Carnival Passing

1946 —  The Magic Christmas Tree

1947  —  Trouble Shooter 

11948  —  HMS Pinafore

1949  —  Pirates of Penzance

1949  —  I Remember Mama

1950  —  Iolanthe 

1950 —  Lonesome Like        

1951 —  Patience

1951 — Between the Soup & Savory              

1951  —  Here Comes Mr. Jordan 

1952 (New Auditorium built)  —  Mikado     

1952 —  Pride and Prejudice

1953  — Blythe Spirit   

1954  —  Yeoman of the Guard

1954 — Dark Lady

1954  —  The Chiltern Hundred

1955  —  Ruddigore

1956  —  The Gondoliers

1957  —  HMS Pinafore

1958  —  Pirates of Penzance

1958  –I Remember Mama

1959 —  The Sorcerer

1959 — Trial by Jury

1959  –Tobiasand the Ange

1960  —  Iolanthe 

1963  —  Fumed Oak

1964  —  Me and my Shadow

1965  –  Some Women were Talking

1967 – Centennial Concert

1969 —  Pink & Patches

 

 

1971  —  Pirates of Penzance

1972  —  Iolanthe

1973  — Princess Ida

1974  —  The Gondoliers

1975  —  HMS Pinafore

1976  —  The Mikado

1977  —  Yeoman of the Guard

1978  —  Ruddigore

1979  —  Sorcerer

1979 —  Policeman’s Serenade

1980  —  Pirates of Penzance

1981  —  Patience

1982  — Iolanthe

1983  —  Oklahoma

1982  —  The Black Bonspiel of Wully MacCrimmon

1984  —  A Summerland Review

1985  —  The Great KVR Calamity

1986  —   Move Over Mrs. Markham

1987  —  Our Hearts were Young and Gay 1988  —  Fools

1988  —  The Foreigner

1989  —  The Nerd

1990  —  Daddy’s Dyin’(Who’s got the Will) 

1991 —  Wenceslas Square

1991–  Arsenic and Old Lace

1992 – There Goes the Bride

1992– Emergency handbook (Persephone)  

1993 (SOFT) Fool for Love

993– Blithe Spirit 

1994 – 7 Stories

1994– O Zone festival

1996 – Marriage, Monks and Mayhem

1997 — Actors Nightmare & Sister Mary…1997 – The Best Christmas Pageant Ever 

1998 –The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe     

1999 – Mixed Doubles

1999 – Bordertown Café

1999 – (Not just Another) Christmas Carol

2000 – O Zone festival

2000 – The Best Christmas Pageant Ever 2

2001 – The Affections of May

2002 – The Gin Game

2002– The York Nativity Play

2003 – Mainstage 2003

2004– Nunsense

2005 – That Summer

2006– Nunsense II 

2006 – Lettice and Lovage

2006– ‘Har’ The Pirate Play 

2007 – Fools

2008– Jack and the Beanstalk 

2008 – Love Letters 

2008– The Best Christmas Pageant Ever 3  

2009 – This Is A Play

2009– O Zone festival 

2010 – Love Letters 2

2010– Nuncrackers

2011-  Mesa 

2012 – 100 Lunches

2012, 2013 – A Christmas Carol Dramatic Reading

2014 – Almost, Maine

2015 – Christmas Pudding

April, 2016 – A Bench in the Sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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