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The Society is very pleased to announce that it will be producing The Pirates of Finance in 2018. The production will be staged at The Playhouse Theatre from 8 June until 23 June 2018. Director is Anne Clarke and Musical Director is Melfred Lijauco.

This is a new musical which has never been performed outside the USA. It draws on the music composed by Sir Arthur Sullivan for some of the comic operettas for which W. S. Gilbert wrote the words, but with a completely new story, dialogue and lyrics by Charles Veley.

The Pirates of Finance takes the wonderful tunes and rich harmonies of Sullivan and joins them with modern choreography, a fast-paced dramatic structure, a libretto written in the style of Gilbert, and even contemporary musical genres including blues, gospel and hip-hop, to tell its hilariously poignant tale of the perils of Wall Street in the 21st Century.

Interested? We are looking for six women and six men. All roles have dialogue, the requirement to sing in harmony, and a basic level of dance. Some roles also have significant solos. There is no ensemble. Auditions will be held on October 7-8. Download the audition pack here.

For each role you wish to audition for, please prepare both the dialogue and the music audition pieces provided for that character. There are two packages of this material, one for the six female roles and one for the six male roles. Click on one of these links to download from the Society’s website.


Since its formation in 1973, The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Tasmania has aimed to produce works of the musical theatre which are of the highest standard. To this end, we welcome interested actors, musicians and technicians who care to join us.

You can apply for membership using our online membership form. As soon as your membership has been approved and you’ve paid your membership fee (a low $10 for all membership grades), you will have access to the ‘members only‘ area on our website and be on our mailing list. If you would like to be on the mailing list only, you can provide your name and email address on our mailing list form.

If you prefer to fill out a paper form, please download a copy of our membership form (.pdf 159KB) or collect one from a Committee member, complete the details and post to our address GPO Box 73, Hobart 7001. Alternatively you can scan it and send to our email address admin@gilbertandsullivantas.org.au

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