Do you know these stalwarts of South Shields society?

Do you know anyone in this picture of South Shields Amateur Operatic Society? This production seems to have been set in Nazi Germany.
Do you know anyone in this picture of South Shields Amateur Operatic Society? This production seems to have been set in Nazi Germany.

Over the years, hundreds of people will have performed on stage (and busied themselves behind it) when the South Shields Amateur Operatic Society put on one of its lavish musical shows.

Many more will have watched as these talented amateurs, some of whom went on to become professionals, trod the boards both here on South Tyneside and at the Sunderland Empire.

Here's a picture from a production of Rose Marie, way back in 1965.

Here's a picture from a production of Rose Marie, way back in 1965.

Following on from Maurice Powell’s super look-back at the society’s history, today we feature a selection of photos of cast members from down the years.

It would be wonderful if you could put names to the faces and contribute your own memories of being in the society or seeing the shows.

Also, if you were in the local Gilbert and Sullivan society, please get in touch.

This picture was taken in September 1987, to promote a production of The King And I. But where did they get the elephant?

This picture was taken in September 1987, to promote a production of The King And I. But where did they get the elephant?

In December 1985, the South Shields Amateur Operatic Society presented an hour of family carols at St Paul and St John's United Reformed Church, South Shields, in aid of Heart Call. The concert raised more than �250.

In December 1985, the South Shields Amateur Operatic Society presented an hour of family carols at St Paul and St John's United Reformed Church, South Shields, in aid of Heart Call. The concert raised more than �250.

Do you know any of the people on this group shot of South Shields Amateur Operatic Society, or when it was taken?

Do you know any of the people on this group shot of South Shields Amateur Operatic Society, or when it was taken?

More South Shields Amateur Operatic Society faces from the past. Here's the committee of 1992, complete with names.

More South Shields Amateur Operatic Society faces from the past. Here's the committee of 1992, complete with names.