Glossopera -The Italian Job

Sunday 21st September, 2014
7:00 pm

Italian Poster JPEG 1(1)Following the highly acclaimed 2013 Christmas Opera Galas, GLOSSOPERA are thrilled to announce their next concert.  

Claire Surman (soprano) will be joined by Alexander Anderson-Hall (tenor) and James McOran-Campbell (baritone) in ‘The Italian Job’ This evening of song will give a flavour of all things Italian from the worlds of film and opera. 

Claire, Alexander and James have all performed as principal artists with national opera companies including The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Glyndebourne, Opera North, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera and Scottish Opera. 

With only 119 tickets available for this one-off concert, this event is expected to be extremely popular.

For further information regarding this and future events, please visit

To book tickets for The Italian Job, please visit or pop into Bay Tree Books at 96 High Street West, Glossop, SK13 8BB.

We really hope that you are able to join us.

Bunting & Frolics

Saturday 15th November, 2014
8:00 pm

cavern(2)Local folk duo Bunting and Frolics will be attempting to entertain us in the clubroom with their own brand of songs and stories.

Tickets price £5 – on sale at the theatre bar or ring 077 361 52348

For those of you who are blissfully unaware of who Bunting and Frolics are, let them introduce themselves in their own words.


Having both previously enjoyed* solo careers, Bob Ashworth and Martin Gittins – ‘Bunting and Frolics’ – have been inflicting themselves on an unsuspecting public for more than two decades.
Despite repeated demands they continue to make sporadic sorties into the world of entertainment on the pretext of supplying value for money and at the same time stretching their niggardly repertoire to its creaking limits.
During their meteoric rise to oblivion they have harboured delusions of adequacy far beyond their abilities, to the bemusement of all who witness their stumbling progress through a performance.

Police Gazette – ‘If you encounter these two so-called entertainers DO NOT APPROACH THEM. Run Away Very Fast.’
Allotment owners’ weekly – ‘I played their music to my marrows and produced a spectacular crop of courgettes.’
NME (North Manchester Echo) – ‘In musical terms Bunting and Frolics can best be described as Dung Beetles – they are both very good at going through the motions.’
Atheist’s Digest – ‘Unbelievable!’

*Bob and Martin enjoyed them – audience reactions are not recorded.


Saturday 20th December, 2014 to Sunday 21st December, 2014
7:30 pm

Why not get into the festive spirit and  join GLOSSOPERA for one of their 2014 Christmas Opera Galas. These will be taking place in The Partington Players Theatre on the evenings of Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st December, 2014.

After last year’s incredible success, Claire is thrilled to confirm that she will again be joined by four professional opera singers and Ben Powell on piano in a feast of festive fun!

All profits from these Christmas performances will be going to local charity ‘Mummy’s Star’.

Tickets for the Christmas Opera Galas will go on sale at 9am on Friday 26th September 2014.

Click on the ‘Buy Tickets’ link below after this time, or pop into Bay Tree Books. To be notified about future events join the GLOSSOPERA mailing list by emailing your contact details to CLAIRE@GLOSSOPERA.COM.