Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group was formed in 1961 by Edinburgh University Students to promote and perform the operettas of William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Since its founding, EUSOG has expanded beyond this original aim and enchanted audiences in Edinburgh with their fresh and innovative performances of Savoy Opera and musicals alike. Today, the society enthusiastically preserves its reputation for theatrical excellence and diversity as we present musicals from the likes of Larson, Gershwin and Sondheim alongside Gilbert and Sullivan.
"…Five-star company EUSOG will undoubtedly have cynics dancing in the aisles."
The Scotsman, 2009
The continuing aim of the society is to produce high quality performances for the benefit and enjoyment of our audiences and members and we are delighted to constantly be expanding our list of young and talented performers, directors and technical staff, who's wonderful visions and infectious dedication ensure EUSOG are always perform to the Edinburgh Public and beyond!
"The cast members shine…a superb performance… *****"
Three Weeks, 2009
Despite the fact that all of EUSOG's shows are produced and directed by students, our productions are consistently hailed with critical acclaim thanks to the efforts of our talented and ambitious members. "Savoyards" frequently continue their passion for musical theatre after University; alumni have included a West End director, a conductor of the Scottish Symphony Orchestra and members continuing to do second degrees at establishments such as LAMDA and Bristol Old Vic.
Savoy has put on three shows a year since 1993; a musical in November, recent shows have included "Jekyll & Hyde", "Guys & Dolls" and "Honk!" A Gilbert and Sullivan in March and at least one show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Both the November and Fringe shows are selected by proposing Production Teams, whilst the G&S is selected by the EUSOG committee on a cyclical basis.
All societies of Edinburgh University must have a constitution, which specifies its aims, office-bearers and various other rules and regulations. Our constitution was last updated in May 2011 and can be accessed here.
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