Company Cavalcade

The first five Southern Light Opera shows were presented in the Operetta House, Chambers Street, long since demolished. The company’s only visit to the Theatre Royal followed in 1901, after which a move was made to the Lyceum, where we played until 1924. Since then, our ‘home’ has been the King’s Theare: a connection which, with the return of the company to the Lyceum in 2012, has been broken on only four occasions. Additionally, two productions were presented in the Braidburn Open Air Thearre in June 1946 and June 1947.

Year Show
1897 HMS Pinafore
1898 (January) Iolanthe
1898 (November) The Mikado
1899 The Yeoman of The Guard
1900 The Pirates of Penzance
1901 The Mikado / The Gondoliers
1902 Iolanthe / Patience
1903 The Rose of Persia* / The Yeoman of The Guard
1904 Utopia Ltd / The Gondoliers
1905 Trial by Jury & The Pirates of Penzance / The Grand Duke
1906 Merrie England / The Mikado
1907 The Emerald Isle / Princess Ida
1908 Dorothy / The Gondoliers
1909 The Rose of Persia / The Yeoman of The Guard
1910 Veronique / Merrie England
1911 The Vicar of Bray / Forty Winks
1912 A Princess of Kensington / Ma Mie Rosette
1913 Patience / Les Manteaux Noirs
1914 The Gondoliers / The Nautch Girl
1915 The Mikado / A Greek Slave
1916 Tom Jones
1917 Veronique
1918 A Country Girl
1919 San Toy
1920 Havana
1921 A Country Girl / The Pirates of Penzance
1922 The Marriage Market
1923 Les Marveilleuses
1924 A Runaway Girl
1925 Havana
1926 The Messenger Boy
1927 The Rebel Maid
1928 Katinka
1929 Princess Caprice
1930 High Jinks
1931 The Arcadians
1932 Rose Marie***
1933 No, No Nanette
1934 Viktoria and her Hussar
1935 Rose Marie
1936 The Desert Song
1937 Goodnight Vienna***
1938 The Vagabond King
1939 Song of the Sea***
1946 Merrie England
1947 (March & June) The Vagabond King
1948 Show Boat
1949 Rio Rita
1950 The Lisbon Story***
1951 The Belle of New York
1952 Carissima***
1953 Balalaika
1954 Pink Champagne
1955 Nina Rosa
1956 Show Boat
1957 White Horse Inn***
1958 Wild Grows The Heather
1959 The Merry Widow
1960 Naughty Marietta
1961 Brigadoon
1962 Sweethearts***
1963 Bitter Sweet
1964 The Land of Smiles
1965 Free As Air
1966 The Vagabond King
1967 Summer Song
1968 Orpheus in the Underworld
1969 The Desert Song
1970 The Merry Widow
1971 My Fair Lady
1972 Waltzes from Vienna
1973 Viva Mexico!
1974 The Gipsy Princess
1975 The Three Musketeers
1976 White Horse Inn
1977 Bitter Sweet
1978 Gypsy Love
1979 Brigadoon
1980 Balalaika
1981 Summer Song
1982 A Waltz Dream
1983 The Quaker Girl
1984 The Belle of New York
1985 The Lilac Domino
1986 The Merry Widow
1987 The Land of Smiles
1988 The Maid of the Mountains
1989 La Vie Parisienne
1990 Of Thee I Sing*
1991 The Arcardians
1992 The Gypsy Baron
1993 Oklahoma!
1994 Orpheus in the Underworld
1995 The Desert Song
1996 The Count of Luxembourg
1997 Me and My Girl
1998 White Horse Inn
1999 Meet Me in St Louis
2000 The Merry Widow
2001 Brigadoon
2002 Mame
2003 Bitter Sweet
2004 The Scarlet Pimpernel
2005 Anything Goes
2006 Die Fledermaus
2007 The Wizard of Oz
2008 The King and I
2009 Blitz!
2010 Disney’s Beauty and the Beast**
2011 Fiddler on the Rood
2012 Curtains***
2013 Oklahoma!
2014 Brigadoon
2015 Oliver!
2016 The Wizard of Oz
2017 Titanic
2018 Hello, Dolly!
2019 My Fair Lady
2020 Anything Goes

* European Amateur première
** UK Amateur première
*** Scottish première