• Summary
  • Venue
  • Credits


The Hull Savoyards Amateur Operatic Society was founded in 1934 and for the last 83 years has delighted audiences by performing Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic operettas.

The society usually perform their main show in the summer and this year, after a successful tour around the area of HMS Pinafore in June, they are set to take to the stage with a series of concerts.

The Hull Savoyards’ chairman, Harold Kay, says “These concerts are the perfect way for Savoyards to play their part in the Hull UK City of Culture 2017, and will show how Gilbert and Sullivan reflected culture in all its forms. From the cultured aristocrats of the House of Lords in ‘Iolanthe’, to the highbrow – and laughable – aesthetics of Oscar Wilde in ‘Patience’.”

The concerts contain a staged selection of numbers from nine of the Gilbert & Sullivan operettas including ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ and ‘The Mikado’ and will feature glorious harmonies and spectacular costumes.

The evening is set to be a celebration of Sullivan’s stunning music and Gilbert’s hilarious wit.


Sat 18 Nov, 7.30pm. The Floral Hall, Hornsea. £7.

Sat 25 Nov, 7.30pm. Cottingham Civic Hall. £7.

Sat 2 Dec, 7.30pm. The Methodist Church, Willerby. £7.


Event Type

  • Family Friendly


If you have purchased a ticket for an event/activity at this venue through hull2017.co.uk, please do not contact the venue direct with enquiries for that purchase as they will be unable to help.

Opening times

Monday Varies
Tuesday Varies
Wednesday Varies
Thursday Varies
Friday Varies
Saturday Varies
Sunday Varies

Creative Credits

Director – John Lamb

Musical Director – Martin Lay

Accompanists – Claire Whitlam and Leslie Burtenshaw