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.
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!
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!
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!
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
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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
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!
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information!
We hope you’ve seen us out and about in Sevenoaks recently as we sang songs from the show, handed out leaflets and ran a tombola at the Sevenoaks Firework Display!
The show is sure to be a hilarious night out, featuring some incredible music from Academy Award winner Alan Menken and the ever enthusiastic cast of Petts Wood Operatic Society. So if you haven’t bought your tickets yet, whyever not? CLICK HERE to purchase!
19th – 21st November at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks
Shows at 19:45 and Saturday Matinee at 14:30
Tickets £16, £15 and £14 with a group discount available by calling The Stag Box Office on 01732 450175
We all made the most of our long summer break, and enjoyed the few weeks of sunshine that the South East had to offer! We brushed up on our song lyrics, and tried to remember our harmonies so that on 1st September at 7:30pm, our first floor rehearsal could kick off with a bang!
We’ll be working hard for the next couple of months on Little Shop of Horrors, putting together a show full of amazing songs, fabulous dances and of course, theatreland’s most bloodthirsty plant! We’d love you to come along to the show, which will be performed at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks from 19th – 21st November 2015. Buy tickets HERE!
Book & lyrics by HOWARD ASHMAN Music by ALAN MENKEN Based on the film by Roger Corman. Screenplay by Charles Griffith. Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director). Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City, by the WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organisation. Originally directed by Howard Ashman : Musical Staging by Edie Cowan.This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD. on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of NEW YORK.
It’s a little less than two weeks until Petts Wood Operatic Society tread the boards alongside some of theatre’s biggest and upcoming stars. West End Gold, taking place on 15th March at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks, is sure to be a hit and is the perfect Mother’s Day gift!
Performances: Sunday 15 March, 4pm and 7.30pm.
Ticket Price: £20, £19c
A £2 administration fee is charged per sale
The show features a cast of stars of the West End including Shona Lindsay. When Shona first played Christine in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London (for 18 months) she was the youngest actress in the world to do so. Prior to returning to the role for another 10 month season, Shona starred as Sandy in the hugely successful West End production of Grease at the Dominion and Cambridge Theatres. Jenna Boyd has performed in The Sound of Music, I Can’t Sing, Les Miserables and most recently as Adele in Harry Hill’s Stars in Their Eyes for ITV. Lauren Varnham has performed in such West End hits as Hairspray, Carousel and High School Musical. However, she is probably best known for her roles in the Queen musical We Will Rock You. Jamie Capewell’s wide ranging CV includes international tours of Starlight Express and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.*
*All artistes perform subject to availablity