PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS

1900 - 1909

Les Cloche De Cornville

Monday 8th - Saturday 13th February, 1909

THE VICTORIA HALL

PRODUCTION TEAM

Unknown

SOCIETY PRESIDENT

G H Gledhill*

  • Billed with the tagline "Band and Chorus of over 80 people", fast forward 100 years and the society is still proud to boast company sizes approaching or exceeding 100.

  • Replica posters for this production are being sold on eBay as retro posters.

Yeoman of the Guard

Monday 3rd - Saturday 8th February, 1908

THE VICTORIA HALL

PRODUCER

W G Bedford

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

H A Lumb

SOCIETY PRESIDENT

G H Gledhill*

  • Mr H. Glover, who played Shadbolt the Gaoler was called away on the Thursday night performance, a member of the chorus, Mr Smith had to stand in.

The Sam Sings

Monday 28th January - Saturday 2nd February, 1907

THE VICTORIA HALL

PRODUCER

H Hebden

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

J D Town

CHOREOGRAPHER

Ida Gordon

SOCIETY PRESIDENT

G H Gledhill

  • Premiere production of this locally written opera by E Woodhead and F V Lawton of Huddersfield

Dorothy

Monday 19th - Saturday 24th February, 1906

THE PALACE THEATRE

DIRECTOR

E Thornley Dodge

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

J D Town

SOCIETY OFFICIALS

Unknown

  • A group split away in 1906 to concentrate on Light Operas and Operetta's - they became Halifax Light Opera Society in 1907

The Mikado

Monday 7th - Saturday 12th August, 1905

THEATRE ROYAL

PRODUCTION TEAM

Unknown

SOCIETY OFFICIALS

Unknown

  • Opening production of the newly renovated Theatre Royal, setting a tradition for HAOS to feature at key opening, closing or re-naming venue productions throught out the town.

The Gondoliers

Monday 6th - Saturday 11th February, 1905

THE PALACE THEATRE

PRODUCTION TEAM

Unknown

SOCIETY OFFICIALS

Unknown

  • First try at the more popular operetta's starting with Gilbert and Sullivan

Maritana

Tuesday 3rd, Thursday 5th, Saturday 7th November, 1903

THE GRAND THEATRE

CONDUCTOR

Charles Dennis

CHORAL MASTER

J D Town

SOCIETY OFFICIALS

Unknown

  • Most recent programmes have the 1903 production listed as 'Il Trovatore and Maritana' - however an opera of this name doesn't exist. It is two separate operas

  • Listed in 1931 'Hit the Deck' programme as two separate productions presented on the same bill.

Il Trovatore

Monday 2nd, Wednesday 4th, Friday 6th November, 1903

THE GRAND THEATRE

CONDUCTOR

Charles Scott

CHORAL MASTER

J D Town

SOCIETY OFFICIALS

Unknown

  • In the 1951 Girl Friend programme it says in its review of the 50 years that Il Trovatore and Maritana were two separate operas performed on alternate nights with alternate casts.

  • Albert Barnes, playing Count Di Luna, lost his voice mid show week so Choral Master J D Town took his place

Bohemian Girl

Dates Unknown - 1903

THE GRAND THEATRE*

CHORAL MASTER

J D Town

SOCIETY OFFICIALS

Unknown

Maritana

Dates Unknown - 1902

THE GRAND THEATRE

PRODUCTION TEAM

Unknown

SOCIETY OFFICIALS

Unknown

  • First production rehearsed in the Mechanics Institute, later named Marlborough Hall and now the Halifax YMCA theatre.

*Please note that some elements of our database have been obtained through interpolation and therefore could contain inaccuracies

* *Any reference to video or audio contained in our digital archive most likely include copies of promotional material or non-copyrighted items, or reference copies stored for reference/archive purposes and therefore are not accessible for viewing without prior authorisation due to copyright restrictions