Glitter & Twisted Theatre Company return to Stroud's Cotswold Playhouse in April 2018 with another favourite Gilbert & Sullivan show, The Yeomen of the Guard, given an exciting and glamorous new twist.

Set in a 1950s film studio, the show will give a new slant to the piece, while remaining faithful to the Victorian original.

The cast includes many of Glitter & Twisted’s superb company of actors as well as some newcomers to the troupe:

Sir Richard Cholmondeley: Rob Burbidge
Colonel Fairfax: Jonathan Baron
Sergeant Meryll: Selwyn Morgan
Leonard Meryll: Chris Roberts
Jack Point: Alan Feeney
Wilfred Shadbolt: Tom Mullins
Elsie Maynard: Grace Hawker
Phoebe Meryll: Caroline Price
Dame Carruthers: Jenny Nixon
Kate: Ruth Paginton

Ensemble: Juliet Biard, Lola Clark-Stone, Pete Dhonau, Katherine Dipple, Malcolm Eynon, Joel Gallagher, Frances Hawker, David Higgins, Libby Jordan, Deirdre Kincaid, Marta Leskard, Alan Marshall, Des Rowlinson, Richard Schofield, Ed Woodcock.

We are always looking for technical and backstage crew, so if you are good with a needle, or a screwdriver, or just want to be part of the fun backstage then please contact us.

Glitter & Twisted is a not-for-profit company, committed to producing amateur shows to a professional standard, and keeping the Gilbert & Sullivan shows alive and relevant to today's audiences.

Glittering G&S – but with a twist!

Wed 18 April 7.30pm
Thurs 19 April 7.30pm
Fri 20 April 7.30pm
Sat 21 April 7.30pm
Sun 22 April 5pm

If you've never seen one of our productions, check out our YouTube page, to get a better idea of the Glitter & Twisted style.

Next show: "The Gondoliers". 8-14 April 2019. Every role will be auditioned in the Spring of 2018. Please conytact us for more information.


Previous Glitter & Twisted shows:
2017: H.M.S. Pinafore: A camp and lively production of a G&S favourite.  
2016: Respectful Perversions: a reworking of Savoy Ghosts presented as a one-off event for the Sir Arthur Sullivan Society.  
2016: The Pirates of Penzance: a retelling of Gilbert & Sullivan's masterpiece, set in 1953, following a 2016 prologue.  
2013: Savoy Ghosts: a revue by Simon Moss & Suzanne Barnes, featuring music from all the shows that opened at the Savoy Theatre in London between 1881 and 1903. Gilbert & Sullivan songs were presented in radical new ways, and some rarities were featured, such as a song by J.M. Barrie and Arthur Conan Doyle.  
2012: The Contrabandista: An 1860s musical by Sir Arthur Sullivan, with book by Burnand, reimagined in a 1960s setting. This was the first fully-staged production of the show since the 1970s.  
2011: Ruddy George: a contemporary parody of the G&S show Ruddigore, this was believed to be its first fully staged production since the original in 1887.  

Artistic Director: Simon Moss

Musical Director: Suzanne Barnes


Simon Moss has also directed:

2016: The Mikado, Barn Theatre Cirencester (with Suzanne Barnes as MD)

2014: Patience, Barn Theatre Cirencester (with Suzanne Barnes as MD)

2013: The Yeomen of the Guard, Barn Theatre

2012: Ruddygore, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

2011: The Pirates of Penzance, Everyman Theatre