The Groups History and Background

St. Leonard’s Gilbert and Sullivan Group Profile

St. Leonard’s Gilbert and Sullivan Group (Penwortham) was founded in 1978, by the then Vicar and a small group of enthusiastic locals.  In fact some of those original members still perform to this day.  Since then the Group has gone from strength to strength, winning many NODA awards, and has performed all of the operettas, with the exception of The Grand Duke. We perform one show each year in May and then in the autumn run a concert season, in aid of various charities, where we get the opportunity to stretch our talents by performing a variety of styles of music, not just G&S.  The focus of the Group has always been about keeping it local and being a very inclusive group.  The Group has always encouraged young people and we have established a pit choir, so that those members who no longer wish to perform can still play an active role.  In fact the Group ranges in age from 14 to those who qualify for a bus pass.

St. Leonard’s in a fun group that produces shows for local people at a standard worthy of a big theatre.