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The Dunolly Gilbert and Sullivan Festival was formed in 2012 by newly arrived resident, Rachel Buckley.

Rachel a talented theatrical actress, adopts the persona of Queen Victoria to conduct performances in a rather theatrical style.

The annual festival always held over the reigning monarch's public holiday weekend, consists of musical, theatrical and engaging events.

The focus of the performances are to allow the audience to sing along and generally laugh along with them. 

Previous events include 'Trial by Jury' held in the Dunolly Court House, Pirates of Penzance in the Savoy Gardens at Buckleys, The Mikado, The Gondoliers.

This year's program is as follows:

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Swinging Sixties Trivia Night

Saturday 10 June (7pm):

The Swinging Sixties Trivia Night features live music, dancing to 60's classics, prize for best dressed 60's costume.

Tables of 10 available, BYO nibbles and drinks at the Dunolly Town Hall.

The evening hosted by the glamourous quiz extradenaire, Adore Handel, presented by the Dunolly Gilbert and Sullivan Society for the annual King's Birthday Festival.

Further details: HERE

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Fourtune Songs Through Time

Sunday 11 June (2pm)

Fourtune is a Melbourne based quartet featuring accomplished singers Kimberley Colman, Christelise de Graaf, Helen Koehne and Luke Belle.

Accompanied by acclaimed pianist Pamela Christie, at Buckley's Dunolly, 1787 Maryborough Road, Dunolly.

Refreshments included during short interval.

Bookings essential $25 per person via: 0427 275 006

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A Royal Afternoon in Bealiba

In conjunction with the Dunolly Gilbert and Sullivan Festival King's Birthday weekend, come along to a 'Royal Afternoon in Bealiba'.

Join us to welcome our Special Guest speaker Ross Gairn, from Melbourne.

Ross will speak about his time working in the Royal Household during the 1970's.

Working as a footman to the late Queen Elizabeth II for several years, then as a valet to the late Prince Phillip for six years.

Featuring displays of Ross' personal Royal memorabilia.

Admission $20 per person; includes afternoon tea.

Bookings essential: HERE