As the University of Edinburgh’s oldest musical theatre society, we perform 3 shows per year: a fall musical, a spring Gilbert and Sullivan show, and a musical for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

At EUSOG, it is our goal to continue our history of excellence and foster growth through amazing creative opportunities and the formation of a strong community.




In 1961...

…The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company’s copyright on the Gilbert & Sullivan operettas expired, and in May of that year ‘The Student’ reported the formation of a new student society dedicated to the performance of those operettas. The founder Robert Heath, felt that such a society would be popular among university students, and the Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group was the result. The first show, The Mikado, opened in January 1962 in the Little Theatre in the Pleasance (now the Pleasance Theatre) with a cast of 57 and sold out every night. There have been over 100 EUSOG shows since 1961, including sixty-one by Gilbert & Sullivan.

In 1988…

… EUSOG presented its first non-G&S show, a production of Oliver! and the ‘November show’ has now become a permanent feature of our calender. Takling the contemporary musical past productions include: Fiddler on the Roof, Into the Woods and Chess.

In 1993…

… EUSOG takes to the largest arts festival in the world: The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. No Edinburgh-based theatre group would be complete without a spell at the famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe which is one of the most exciting times of the year for EUSOG and its members, and the society has become a well-respected name at the Festival. 

Our 2013 production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown won the Edinburgh Evening News Best Fringe Drama and in 2014 our sell out run of Avenue Q won us glowing 5 * reviews. Continuing our trend in 2015 was our production of Little Shop of Horrors which as well, was a sell out, 5* show.

In the last couple of years we have had success with productions of The Addams Family, Jekyll and Hyde and another sell-out Fringe run of Spring Awakening.