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9 To 5 Tickets NOW ON SALE!!

We are very excited to announce that tickets are NOW on sale for our latest production of Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: The Musical. This is our 3rd production at the fabulous ‘Rose Theatre’ at Rose Bruford College, Sidcup, after our previous success of ‘Pirates of Penzance’ and ‘Fing’s Ain’t Wot They Used T’be’.

9 to 5: The Musical is based on the hit movie. Set in the 1970’s, an extremely humorous story of friendship, revenge and romance. Follow the girls from the company ‘Consolidating’ where they have been pushed to the limit by their pompous and lecherous boss, Franklin Hart Jnr.

What will become of the girls as they are finally pushed to boiling point? Will they take revenge?


To get your tickets click the link below – We look forward to seeing y’all there.

9-5 Tickets Click Here

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Welcome Back



After a relaxing and refreshing summer break we look forward to welcoming the cast and team back. As we jump back into the Office with a full Schedule ahead of us. See y’all there.


Congratulations to our very talented cast for our latest production 9 to 5!

The auditions were very close and a tough decision for our panel. We have an amazing principle line up, very talented group of dancers and not forgetting our smaller principles, ensemble dancers and chorus roles. It takes a hard working and dedicated cast and production team to make this show happen, we have a feeling this one will be a box office smash!!

Keep an eye out for our ticket announcement coming soon, we wouldn’t want you to miss out.

See Y’all Soon!!

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Audition Time

Auditions are just around the corner and we are looking forward to meeting our leading ladies and gentlemen. Warm up those vocal cords and work on that twang, as we travel vast waters and transport ourselves to a office across the pond. See y’all there





PWOS Begins Rehearsals for 9 to 5: The Musical

Petts Wood Operatic Society is thrilled to begin work on its next project, Dolly Parton’s hit show, 9 to 5 The Musical! We will be performing 9 to 5: The Musical at The Rose Theatre, Rose Bruford, Sidcup in the week commencing 7th January 2019. More details and ticket information to follow.

In the mean time we’d LOVE to welcome y’all to the society for this show! Everyone, regardless of your experience, is welcome to an open rehearsal on Tuesday 19 June where the creative team of 9 to 5:The Musical will talk you through the show, the opportunities for principal and chorus roles along with any backstage or technical roles we have available. We will also have a sing through some of the great Dolly Parton tunes from the show. The rehearsal starts at 7.45pm in the Music Block of Newstead Wood School, Avebury Road, Orpington. Follow signs for Bromley Tennis Centre and you’ll see us rehearsing in the last school building on your right, with plenty of parking nearby.


Petts Wood Operatic Society is thrilled to officially announce that our next production will be one of the all time classic pieces of musical theatre, Gilbert and Sullivan’s THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. To be performed at The Rose Theatre,  Rose Bruford College on 8 and 9 June 2018.

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


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’.


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