Cachucha

Apparently “Cachucha” sounds like something rather rude in some Spanish speaking countries. Our rendition seeks to uphold that tradition.

The Goose wants Answers

The Great Goose Quiz It maybe, just maybe, a little easier than last issue’s bird quiz. This one is all about location. Can you tell which of the Operas was either set in or simply mentions the following locations? Barataria Castle Adamant Castle Bunthorne Girton Margate Mount Olympus Peckham Pfennig Halbpfennig Portsmouth Rederring St. Mary […]

Kipper tied

Both Arthur Sullivan and William Gilbert enjoyed being wealthy and living well but Gilbert thought Sullivan profligate for employing a French chef. ‘My cook gets £80 and gives me a kipper’, scoffed Gilbert.  ‘Sullivan’s cook gets £500 a year for giving him the same thing in French!’  Kippers were enjoyed by Victorians and Edwardians not only for breakfast but as a treat for high tea or supper.  Did Sullivan’s cook make him jugged kippers though?  And what, […]

Show time!

Summertime tunes Summer is coming! This year there’s a break from our traditional mid-season mini-show. We’re going BIG. Big show numbers sung with a big orchestra for a big night out. With luck, we may even have Jo Bigg performing some of them! The Wolverton Light Orchestra have invited us to share in their summer […]

Goose guessing – the answers

The goose gives the answers We hope you enjoyed the bird quiz in our last issue of GanderS.  Here are the answers: Into it we throw – Cock who doesn’t crow! – Yeomen of course And if any were fond of pigeon shooting – He’d ask them down to his place at Tooting.  – Tricky […]

Gondoliers a-coming!

The Gondoliers are a-coming! Nearly there! The show starts on Wednesday 21st March. What a fabulous show we have in store for you this year!  The rehearsals for The Gondoliers have been amazing fun and quite strenuous too!  The costumes have been booked, the scenery selected and the orchestra primed. We are in business. Everyone […]

Singing for the Brain

Our Ruth Helps People with Fading Memories – and so can you! So how does singing help? Singing for the Brain is a service provided by Alzheimer’s Society which uses singing to bring people together in a friendly and stimulating social environment. Singing is not only an enjoyable activity, it can also provide a way […]

Welcome to GanderS Autumn 2017

Welcome to GanderS Issue 1 In this ground breaking first issue The Gondoliers Introducing our next big show in March 2018 GanderS? That’s an odd choice What is all this about geese? Ticket Vouchers What are they and where can you get them? We all need friends  Can you become a friend to Wolverton G&S? […]

What are these vouchers?

Come, take heart, boy! Wolverton G&S have ticket vouchers! “Tell me, what are these vouchers…” Simple enough.  It’s like a book token or a gift voucher.  You buy the voucher and give it to someone who loves Gilbert and Sullivan. They use the voucher towards the cost of ticket to any Wolverton G&S show we […]

Break the Spine

A truly epic challenge – and our own Chris Worton is competing Chris’s Spine Race page “Many of you will be aware that I may do a little bit of running. Some of you may be aware that I have started to participate in ultra marathon events (any race that is over the 26.2 miles […]