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ST DAVID’S PLAYERS

Gilbert and Sullivan Society · Exeter · Devon

Written by B C Stephenson

Composed by Alfred Cellier

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    Vocal Score divided into three parts:

     

      Part One           Part Two           Part Three

     

      Libretto for Dorothy

     

      The overture to Dorothy in a hand-written manuscript score

     

      A prompt copy dating from the 1932 Australian profession revival

     

      the lyrics book as sold at the 817th Performance on 17th December 1888 during the original production of the opera

     

      Cellier potted biography

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    First performed at the Gaiety Theatre on 25th September 1886 and transferring to the Prince of Wales Theatre on 20th December 1886, Dorothy ran for an amazing 931 performances, breaking the box office record set by The Mikado.

    1895  —  Bath Operatic and Dramatic Society

    1896  —  Derby Opera Company

    1898  —  Southend Operatic and Dramatic Society

    1900  —  Leicester Amateur Operatic Society

    1901  —  Lancaster Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society

    1901  —  Maidstone Operatic Society

    1902  —  Leeds Amateur Operatic Society

    1902  —  Northampton Operatic Society

    1902  —  Paignton Operatic and Dramatic Society

    1902  —  Taunton Amateur Operatic Society

    1903  —  York Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society

    1904  —  Rochdale Amateur Operatic Society

    1904  —  Worcester Operatic & Dramatic Society

    1905  —  Brighton and Hove Operatic Society

    1905  —  St Annes on Sea Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society

    1906  —  Brighton and Hove Operatic Society

    1906  —  Cowes Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society

    1906  —  Falkirk Operatic Society

    1907  —  Ashton-under-Lyne Operatic Society

    1907  —  Chesterfield Operatic Society

    1907  —  Derby Opera Company

    1907  —  Rochdale Amateur Operatic Society

    1907  —  Southend Operatic and Dramatic Society

    1907  —  Stockport Operatic Society

    1908  —  Southern Light Opera Company  —  Photo

    1909  —  Leeds Amateur Operatic Society

    1909  —  Maidstone Operatic Society

    1910  —  Lancaster Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society

    1910  —  Yeovil Operatic Society

    1911  —  Ashton-under-Lyne Operatic Society

    1911  —  Maidenhead Operatic and Dramatic Society

    1912  —  Frome Amateur Operatic Society

    1912  —  Lincoln Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society

    1912  —  Stirling & Bridge of Allan Operatic Society

    1913  —  Clitheroe Parish Church Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society

    1913  —  Hamilton Operatic and Dramatic Club

    1913  —  York Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society

    1915  —  Bath Operatic and Dramatic Society

    1915  —  Exeter Amateur Operatic Society

    1916  —  Huddersfield Light Opera Company

    1919  —  Gainsborough Amateur Operatic Society

    1920  —  Weston-super-Mare Operatic Society

    1921  —  Hanwell and Ealing Operatic Society

    1921  —  Kidderminster Operatic and Dramatic Society

    1922  —  Stourbridge Amateur Operatic Society

    1923  —  Barnes and Richmond Operatic Society

    1923  —  Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society

    1923  —  Keighley Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society

    1924  —  Chester Operatic Society

    1924  —  Neath Amateur Operatic Society

    1925  —  Leeds Amateur Operatic Society

    1925  —  Leigh Operatic and Dramatic Society

    1925  —  Norfolk & Norwich Operatic Society

    1927  —  Bohemians Lyric Opera Company (Edinburgh)

    1927  —  Rochdale Amateur Operatic Society

    1927  —  Studley Operatic Society

    1927  —  Witham Amateur Operatic Society

    1928  —  Richmond Operatic Society

    1929  —  Aberystwyth Operatic Society

    1929  —  Cowper Street Old Boys Club

    1929  —  Gurnsey Operatic Society

    1929  —  Lewes Operatic Society

    1930  —  Banstead and Nork Amateur Operatic Society

    1930  —  Beverley Musical Theatre

    1930  —  Chapletown Amateur Operatic Society

    1930  —  Chichester Amateur Operatic Society

    1930  —  Ringwood Musical and Dramatic Society

    1930  —  St Helens Gilbert and Sullivan Society

    1931  —  Carlton Operatic Society, Nottingham

    1932  —  Newbury Operatic Society

    1932  —  Neath Amateur Operatic Society

    1933  —  Acton Amateur Operatic Society (Cheshire)

    1933  —  Bath Operatic and Dramatic Society

    1933  —  Morley Amateur Operatic Society

    1933  —  Northampton Operatic Society

    1934  —  Studley Operatic Society

    1936  —  Witham Amateur Operatic Society

    1937  —  Shrewsbury Amateur Operatic Society

    1939  —  Exeter Amateur Operatic Society

    1947  —  Chichester Amateur Operatic Society

    1952  —  Richmond Operatic Society

    1953  —  Studley Operatic Society

    1959  —  Cairns Choral Society

    1975  —  Gosport Amateur Operatic Society

    2005  —  Lyric Theatre of San Jose