• Sweet Charity I'm a Brass Band
  • Carousel, the Rogers and Hammerstein musical
  • Chess the musical
  • Strictly Musicals
  • Crazy for You musical
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie musical
  • Into The Woods by Stephen Sondheim
  • Love Online the Musical
  • Sweeney Todd the musical
  • South Pacific musical
  • Beauty and the Beast the musical
  • Blitz the Lionel Bart musical
  • Strictly Musicals
  • The Sainsburys Singers has a full technical theatre crew and its own front of house volunteers
  • The ballet in Carousel the musical
  • The Sainsbury Singers performing Red Hot and Cole
  • Return to the Forbidden Planet

Show history

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

  • Guys and Dolls
  • Pickwick

2002

  • Evita
  • The Pirates of Penzance

2001

  • Oklahoma!
  • Half a Sixpence

2000

  • Sweet Charity
  • The Merry Widow

1999

  • Iolanthe
  • Annie Get Your Gun

1998

  • Carousel
  • Mame

1997

  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Me and My Girl

1996

  • My Fair Lady
  • Kiss Me, Kate

1995

  • Call Me Madam
  • The Gondoliers

1994

  • Pirating Pinafore
  • The Pirates of Penzance
  • South Pacific

1993

  • Ruddigore
  • Guys and Dolls

1992

  • Orpheus in the Underworld
  • Calamity Jane

1991

  • The Grand Duke
  • Hello, Dolly!

1990

  • Die Fledermaus
  • Half a Sixpence

1989

  • The Mikado
  • Oklahoma!

1988

  • The Merry Widow
  • Show Boat

1987

  • Merrie England
  • Annie Get Your Gun

1986

  • The Yeomen of the Guard
  • South Pacific

1985

  • La Vie Parisienne
  • The Pajama Game

1984

  • Kiss Me, Kate
  • Carousel

1983

  • My Fair Lady
  • Trial by Jury
  • HMS Pinafore

1982

  • Half a Sixpence
  • Princess Ida

1981

  • Chu Chin Chow
  • La Belle Hélène

1980

  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Amahl and the Night Visitors
  • Cavalleria Rusticana

1979

  • The Merry Widow
  • The Zoo
  • The Pirates of Penzance

1978

  • Die Fledermaus
  • Oklahoma!

1977

  • Orpheus in the Underworld
  • The Gondoliers

1976

  • My Fair Lady
  • Trial by Jury
  • The Sorcerer

1975

  • La Vie Parisienne
  • The Yeomen of the Guard

1974

  • Faust
  • Utopia (Limited)

1973

  • The Bartered Bride
  • Patience

1972

  • Carmen
  • The Mikado

1971

  • Tom Jones
  • Trial by Jury
  • HMS Pinafore

1970

  • La Belle Hélène
  • Iolanthe

1969

  • Die Fledermaus
  • The Gondoliers

1968

  • Orpheus in the Underworld
  • Princess Ida

1967

  • The Merry Widow
  • Cox and Box
  • The Pirates of Penzance

1966

  • The Vagabond King
  • Ruddigore

1965

  • Bless the Bride
  • The Yeomen of the Guard

1964

  • The Mikado
  • The New Moon

1963

  • The Desert Song
  • Merrie England

1962

  • Perchance to Dream
  • The Gondoliers

1961

  • The Rebel Maid
  • Martha

1960

  • Die Fledermaus
  • Iolanthe

1959

  • The Merry Widow
  • Patience

1958

  • White Horse Inn
  • The Duchess of Dantzig

1957

  • The Arcadians
  • The Gipsy Baron

1956

  • The Yeomen of the Guard
  • The Maid of the Mountains

1955

  • The Quaker Girl
  • Elijah

1954

  • Faust
  • A Country Girl

1953

  • The Belle of New York
  • The Mikado

1952

  • The Desert Song
  • Merrie England

1951

  • Monsieur Beaucaire

1950

  • The Bartered Bride

1949

  • The Gondoliers

1948

  • The Arcadians
  • Tom Jones

1947

  • Merrie England
  • Trial by Jury
  • The Pirates of Penzance

1946

  • The Yeomen of the Guard

1945

  • The Beggar's Opera
  • Iolanthe

1944

  • The Gondoliers
  • The Mikado

1943

  • HMS Pinafore

1942

  • Tales of Hoffman
  • Ladies of Cranford
  • Hiawatha's Wedding Feast

1941

  • Plain Jane
  • The Policeman's Serenade
  • The Dear Departed

1939

  • HMS Pinafore
  • The Pirates of Penzance

showtune musical sShowtune

Showtune is a musical revue celebrating the words and music of Broadway composer Jerry Herman and featuring songs from eight of his musicals.

Bringing a fresh perspective to these award-winning classics, Showtune explores Herman's poetical lyrics outside of their original context and breathes new energy into his life-affirming songs.

So 'Put on Your Sunday Clothes' and join The Sainsbury Singers for this toe-tapping revue featuring 'The Best of Times', 'Hello Dolly!', 'I Won't Send Roses', 'Before the Parade Passes By', 'We Need a Little Christmas', 'I Am What I Am' - and many other classic tunes.

Composer/Lyricist - Jerry Herman. Conceived by Paul Gilger. Piano and vocal arrangments by James Followell. The Sainsbury Singers performed this under agreement from Joseph Weinberger Limited. 

Showtune was produced and directed by Wendy Carne with musical direction by Trevor Defferd, choreography by Denise Schult and lighting design by Kim Hollamby.

Read our full NODA report of Showtune here.

What the audience said

We just wanted to thank you again for a most enjoyable evening on Saturday. We thought the singing and acting were fabulous. Well done to all concerned.
Thank you so much for inviting us tonight, I really enjoyed it!! I think my favourite to date, well done to Helen and Chris with your solo parts too! Hope you enjoy the rest of the show.
Great show tonight, loved it. Only problem is I now have "Song on the Sand" as an ear worm. Oh well, could have been a worse song. Big well done to everyone.
Honestly I had no idea what to expect from this show and from hearing about it I didn't think I would understand the story. I LOVED IT! Wendy Carne you've done a tremendous job. The chorus songs were excellent, I particularly enjoyed the finale of Act 1 and Shalom with the lighting on top was magical. The 'couples' had so much chemistry and were lovely to watch, Jessamy your voice was out of this world! I also enjoyed watching the smaller comedy cameo roles! But the star of the show for me was Matthew, you were excellent! Your voice, body language etc complemented each other perfectly. Well done guys, can't wait to see the show again on Friday!

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Cast

Abi Lingwood, Amy Hale, Brian Bretney, Cath Hannan, Chris Howard, Chris Reeves, Chris Thomas, Claire Wilson, Denise Schult, Emma Reeves, Godfrey Chigona, Helen Long, Helen Thomas, Hilary Latimer, Jackie Stoffels, Jessamy Vincent, Joanne O'Mahoney, Katie Wise, Kazia Grainger, Lorraine Cox, Louise Quelch, Michael Schult, Matthew Smith, Stephen Cox

The Showtune Band

            • Reeds/Cello Victoria Benjamin
            • Keyboards Cameron Baker, Trevor Defferd
            • Percussion Luke Wyeth

Behind the Scenes

          • Producer Wendy Carne
          • Choreographer Denise Schult
          • Musical Director Trevor Defferd
          • Lighting Designer Kim Hollamby
          • Technical Assistant Louis Martin
          • Lighting Operator Rebecca Simons
          • Stage Crew John Simmonds, Joe Daniels
          • Lighting and Sound Hire Dinrino Theatre Services
          • Additional Lighting Equipment Kim Hollamby
          • Props and Set Kazia Grainger & Wendy Carne
          • Wardrobe Designer Amanda Bretney
          • Wardrobe Supervisor Emma Reeves
          • Makeup Design Kerry Thomas
          • Makeup Team Jessamy Vincent
          • Hair and Wigs Catherine Hannan
          • Prompt Anne Lowder
          • Displays Marketing Team and Emma Reeves
          • Website Kim Hollamby
          • Marketing Team Sara El-Hanfy, Kazia Grant, Louise Quelch, Denise Schult, Katie Wise
          • Programme and Handbill Design Jessamy Vincent
          • Publishing Manager Jessamy Vincent
          • Photography Ray Wilmott 
          • Fundraising Team Rob Latimer, Michael Schult, Kerry Thomas
          • Social Team Stephen Cox, Catherine Hannan, Chris Reeves, Emma Reeves
          • Ticket Officer Anne Jones
          • Front of House Manager John Jones

Society Front of House Team

Brian Bennett, Lynne Furnell, Rob Furnell, Pat Long, Anne Lowder, Steve O'Mahoney, Rachel Masters, Gareth Wells