Imperial College Operatic Society Programmes

Includes some college productions that I found in my bottom drawer. And many thanks to Roger Nicholls for lending me his collection of programmes to fill in some of the gaps and extend the range. Colin Davis has kindly added Pinafore from 1970 to the archive along with some photos of the cast. A further seven arrived in 2019 from Stuart Blackburne and Nigel Stevens has sent his set designs for a number of productions along with some photos. Roger Nicholls found some more in 2019 to help fill the gaps.


I've taken the liberty of colouring some of the line drawings on the covers, hopefully in a tasteful manner. A few include the poster displayed at Budleigh Salterton prior to the tour.

I've assembled a list of known performances from the various programmes together with a note of whether a programme is available, or a recording. Click here.


Pirates 1968 1968 Pirates of Penzance at College
Mikado 1969 1969 The Mikado at Budleigh Salterton
and At Pinhoe
Pinafore 1970 1970 HMS Pinafore at College
and Photos
Pirates 1970 1970 The Pirates of Penzance at Budleigh Salterton
and at Pinhoe
also the Tour Schedule
Patience 1971 1971 Patience at College
Gondoliers 1971 1971 The Gondoliers at Budleigh Salterton
Yeomen 1972 1972 The Yeomen of the Guard at College
Set design
Sorcerer 1972 1972 The Sorcerer at Budleigh Salterton
Set design and photos
Iolanthe 1973 1973 Iolanthe at College
The Zoo 1973 1973 The Zoo at College
Ruddigore 1973 1973 Ruddigore at Budleigh
Set design and photos
Princess Ida 1974 1974 Princess Ida at College
Set design
HMS Pinafore 1974 1974 HMS Pinafore & Trial by Jury at Budleigh Salterton
Charity Concert
Set design and photos
The Mikado 1975 1975 The Mikado at College
Set design
Patience 1975 1975 Patience at Budleigh Salterton
Charity concert
Set design and photos
Utopia Ltd 1976 1976 Utopia Ltd at College
Set design
Pirates of Penzance 1976 1976 Pirates of Penzance at Budleigh Salterton
1976 Charity Concert
Orpheus in the underworld 1977 Orpheus in the underworld at College
Yeomen of the guard 1977 Yeomen of the guard at Budleigh Salterton
1977 Charity Concert
Anniversary concert 1977 Anniversary concert at Budleigh Salterton.
The Gondoliers 1978 The Gondoliers at College.
Iolanthe 1978 Iolanthe (programme A) at Budleigh Salterton. (programme B).
1978 Charity Concert
The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein 1979 The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein at College.
Princess Ida 1979 Princess Ida at Budleigh Salterton.
1979 Charity Concert
The Sorcerer 1980 The Sorcerer at College.
The Mikado 1980 The Mikado at Budleigh Salterton.
Ruddigore 1981 Ruddigore at College.
Pinafore & Trial 1981 HMS Pinafore & Trial by Jury at Budleigh Salterton.
Patience 1982 Patience at College.
Utopia Ltd 1982 Utopia Ltd at Budleigh Salterton.
1982 Charity Concert
Yeomen of the guard 1983 Yeomen of the guard at College.
The Gondoliers 1983 The Gondoliers at Budleigh Salterton.
1983 Charity Concert
Iolanthe 1984 Iolanthe at College.
Pirates of Penzance 1984 The Pirates of Penzance at Budleigh Salterton.
1984 Charity Concert
The Grand Duke 1985 The Grand Duke and Horrortorio at College.
The Sorcerer 1985 The Sorcerer at Budleigh Salterton.
Princess Ida 1986 Princess Ida at College.
The Gondoliers 1988 The Gondoliers at College.
The Yeomen of the Guard 1988 The Yeomen of the Guard at Budleigh.
1988 Charity Concert
The Pirates of Penzance 1989 The Pirates of Penzance at College.
HMS Pinafore 1991 HMS Pinafore at Budleigh Salterton.
Silver Jubilee 1992 Silver jubilee at Budleigh Salterton.
Princess Ida 1993 Princess Ida at Budleigh Salterton.
Cabaret 1995 Cabaret at College.
Yeomen of the guard 1995 Yeomen of the Guard at Budleigh Salterton.
The boyfriend 1996 The boyfriend at College.

Some other memorabilia from Roger Nicholls' collection

Programmes from the Charity Concerts mid-tour in Budleigh Salterton and Christmas in London

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