ON SALE! – Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be

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Petts Wood Operatic Society is thrilled to announce that their latest production, Lionel Bart and Frank Norman’s Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be is now on sale! Tickets can be purchased HERE.

The society is simultaneously excited to be officially now performing from 12 – 13 January 2018 at the Rose Theatre, Rose Bruford Sidcup. This fantastic venue offers audience members and the cast a whole new perspective on performing and we hope to do justice to the legendary work of original director, Joan Littlewood.

Fing’s Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be is a tale of a group of cockney low-lifes in the 1950s. A mixture of gamblers, teddy boys and prostitutes they spend their time at the establishment of gangster Fred (Gari Glaysher), and his long suffering partner, Lil (Elizabeth O’Donnell), who is desperate for them to finally get married. As Fred and the gang seem constantly down on their luck, they struggle to survive as everything around them goes ‘contemporary’ but will they make some changes in their lives and thrive in the East End once again?

Featuring the music of Lionel Bart (Oliver!, Blitz!) and written by Frank Norman (Bang To Rights!), Fing’s Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be is the quintessential musical snapshot of the underground world of 1950s London. The original production was directed by the now iconic Joan Littlewood and starred Dame Barbara Windsor.

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The cast and creative team of Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be

 

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Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be | First Rehearsals

We’re so excited to begin rehearsals for our next production, Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be which we are performing from 12 – 13 January 2018 at The Rose Theatre, Rose Bruford, Sidcup!

We would love you to join us on stage for this brilliant Lionel Bart musical based in the 1950s East End. The original cast, featuring Dame Barbara Windsor was directed by the iconic Joan Littlewood and won the 1960 Evening Standard Award for Best Musical!

Come along on Tuesday 6 June at 7.45pm to hear more about the show and the creative team, or come to the first music rehearsal on Tuesday 13 June at 7.45pm.

All rehearsals take place in the music block of Newstead Wood School, Avebury Road, Orpington.

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IT’S SHOWTIME! | Betty Blue Eyes

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Show week is finally here and we open at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks TONIGHT, Thursday 11 May! Make sure you’ve got your tickets for Betty Blue Eyes, a hilarious musical from Stiles & Drewe (Half A Sixpence, Honk!) based on Alan Bennett’s ‘A Private Function’.

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It’s 1947 and belts are being tightened across Britain as the long-suffering citizens are promised fair shares for all. Amid rationing and a freezing cold winter there is a new arrival in town – Betty, an adorable blue eyed pig, who is being illegally reared to ensure the local dignitaries can celebrate the Royal Wedding with a lavish banquet. However, the rest of the community has other ideas for Betty’s fate and hilarity ensues!

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10 Days To Go! | BETTY BLUE EYES

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Neil Stevens as ‘Gilbert’ and Betty, the stars of Betty Blue Eyes!

It’s now May and we are officially on the final countdown before show week starts! It’s just 10 days until our first performance of Betty Blue Eyes at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks!

Today we performed at the Petts Wood May Fayre, to give the local community a taste of what we’ve been up to, and to show them just how much we love the fantastic Stiles & Drewe music of Betty Blue Eyes.

11 – 13 May 2017

The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks

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April Update| BETTY BLUE EYES

We’re in the midst of rehearsals for Betty Blue Eyes as the show opens in just over a month at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks!

We’ve been polishing our dance routines, and learning every note of Stiles & Drewe’s amazing score. Betty Blue Eyes is a hilarious comedy musical with classic British humour and beautiful, toe tapping tunes. Be sure to grab your tickets as soon as you can!

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BETTY BLUE EYES| Rehearsals Begin

We have just had a brilliant first rehearsal for the hilarious musical BETTY BLUE EYES with music from George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (The Wind in the Willows, Mary Poppins, Half A Sixpence) and we already absolutely love this show. Based on Alan Bennett’s ‘A Private Function’ it is full of wit, love and some very apt commentary on austerity in post-war Britain!

If you would like to join us on stage or backstage for Betty Blue Eyes then we would love to have you! Come along on Tuesday 13 December at 7.45pm to the music block of Newstead Wood School, Avebury Road, Orpington to hear more about the show, sing some songs and learn about prinicpal role auditions!

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With our pig mascots at the first rehearsal of Betty Blue Eyes!

There is no audition to be a chorus member of PWOS, and we would love everyone who wants to join us for Betty Blue Eyes to do so!

FAQs

Auditions for principal roles will take place in January and you must be an annual member of PWOS (£25 or £12.50 for students) to audition.

Rehearsals will take place on Tuesdays and some Thursday evenings from 7.45 – 10pm

Betty Blue Eyes will be performed at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks from 11 – 13 May 2017

Email pwosdigital@gmail.com for more information

BETTY BLUE EYES

Performed by Petts Wood Operatic Society at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks

Directed by Jamie Hemingway

Co-Directed by Christine Mabbott

Musical Direction by John Hargreaves

Choreography by Carrie Louise Knight

It’s Show Week! | ANNIE

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We are so excited for our band call, tech and dress rehearsals in the next couple of days, all of which signify that it is SHOW WEEK! After months of rehearsals and planning, we are thrilled to be finally bringing ANNIE to the stag at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks from Thursday 24 November to Saturday 26 November and we would absolutely love for you to join us. The Saturday matinee is SOLD OUT and tickets for the Friday and Saturday evening shows are extremely limited to get yours as soon as you can!

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

An enormous thank you to everyone who has supported PWOS throughout the rehearsal process for ANNIE. Whether you were driving someone to rehearsals, helping source costumes, painting sets, storing props, handing out flyers or telling friends about the show we appreciate and value your support, without which we wouldn’t exist as a society!

 

If you would like to join us for our next production, BETTY BLUE EYES then please do come along to the first rehearsal on Tuesday 6 December at 7.45pm in the music block of Newstead Wood School, Avebury Road, Orpington.

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ANNIE – ONE MONTH TO GO!

As rehearsals become more intense, and the nights become longer, it is clear that the Petts Wood Operatic Society production of Annie is getting ever closer! With just one month to go until we move from the rehearsal room into the Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks, now is the perfect time to grab your tickets to this fantastic family Christmas show!

We are so thrilled to announce that joining us on stage will be the performers of the Lucy Griffiths Dance and Theatre Academy and a special guest performance playing the role of Sandy!

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It’s nearly Christmas in New York, the year is 1930, and feisty young orphan Annie is stuck in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. A chance encounter gives Annie the opportunity to escape and live with wealthy tycoon Oliver Warbucks. But will Annie’s luck hold or will the evil Miss Hannigan catch up with her? Featuring the all-time favourite songs ‘Tomorrow’, ‘Hard Knock Life’ and ‘NYC’, Annie is THE family Christmas Show.

24 – 26 November 2016 at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.

Music by Charles Strouse, book by Thomas Meehan, lyrics by Martin Charnin. An amateur production by arrangement with Joseph Weinberger Ltd on behalf Music Theatre International of New York.

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EARLY BIRD TICKETS – ON SALE NOW!

We’re so excited to announce that the Early Bird tickets for our November 2016 production, ANNIE are on sale now for just £15 each! BUY YOURS NOW

Early Bird Pricing runs until 30th September 2016, from then on tickets will be priced at £17 each for all performances.

It’s coming up to Christmas in 1930s New York and feisty young orphan Annie is stuck in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. A chance encounter gives Annie the chance to escape and live with wealthy Oliver Warbucks. But will Annie’s luck run out and the evil Miss Hannigan catch up with her? Featuring all-time favourite songs ‘Tomorrow’, ‘Hard Knock Life’ and ‘NYC’, Annie is THE family Christmas Show.

Music by Charles Strouse, book by Thomas Meehan, lyrics by Martin Charnin. An amateur production by arrangement with Joseph Weinberger Ltd on behalf Music Theatre International of New York.

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Annie!

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Gari Glaysher as Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls

We had an absolute blast performing Guys & Dolls at The Stag Theatre this month! A huge thank you to the audiences, cast, backstage and creative teams who all came together to make this a great 80th Anniversary production for PWOS.

We are now starting work on our Autumn 2016 production, ANNIE!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that the orphans of Miss Hannigan’s orphanage will be played by the elite teams of the Lucy Griffiths Dance and Theatre Academy. We will, however, be holding open auditions for the role of Annie herself, so if you or anyone you know could play this feisty young orphan then email pwosdigital@gmail.com for information!

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