Our group was formed in 1981 as a spin-off from two functions put on by the Village School P.T.A.
We originally called ourselves the Wellow Awful Dramatic society, but, over the years our regular supporters persuaded us to drop the Awful and hence we are now known as the Wellow Amateur Dramatic Society or WADS.
The majority of us live in the village or have connections with Wellow. Ages range from 8 to 80 and our membership is currently 36 people. This poses a few challenges when deciding what to do next, because everybody always wants to take part, doesn't want too many lines to learn and rarely learn lines properly anyway! That's the fun of amateur dramatics!
Our aim is to enjoy ourselves in the planning and rehearsing stage of our productions and to bring live theatre, fun and laughter to our local friends and neighbours. At which we feel we definately succeed at......
If you would like to join our group you will be very welcome, be it behind stage or treading the boards. Just contact our Chairman Mary Messer on 01225 832732 or Joy Fortune on 01225 319584 or turn up on a Tuesday night between 8.00pm to 10.00pm to have a laugh/look!
OUR NEXT PERFORMANCE
The Final Curtain - WADS celebration party on Saturday 30th May 2009 @ 2pm in Wellow Village Hall - All WADS members welcome.
After some thirty years of amateur dramatics in Wellow WADS is hanging up its hat. Time will tell whether another generation will take up the batten and be inspired to provide local entertainment for a local audience.
We wish all WADS members a happy and enjoyable future
And finally a poem to sum WADS up courtesy of Pat Cooke : -
Farewell to W.A.D.S.
|We need new
members they said, so just come along,
No need for acting or singing a song,
Just help with the prompt or even the lights,
But before you can say "Panto" you're putting on tights.
Under those spotlights so big and so bright,
Forgetting our lines on the opening night,
We wouldn't have missed it, we just loved it all,
But sadly now finished, our last curtain call.
We never made Broadway but who gives a toss,
We had a good time and it's only their loss,
So pack up the costumes, the makeup and lights,
Just remember the laughter and fun on those nights.
During our history we have performed a wide variety of performances from Pantomime, Thriller, Comedy, Farce, Serious to Variety and Music Hall the list below will hopefully demonstrate the breadth of our "Talents"
The Shows performed to date:
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