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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



Guys & Dolls

We’re thrilled to be beginning work on Guys & Dolls which we are bringing to The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks from 12th – 14th May 2016!

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Following Guys & Dolls we are performing our annual showcase event WEST END GOLD, where stars of the West End join PWOS at The Stag Theatre to sing songs from your favourite West End and Broadway productions. This year’s concert will be at 5pm on 12th June 2016.

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Christmas and Carousel!

Carousel Petts Wood Operatic Society PWOS Sevenoaks Musical Bromley

Last night was our final Carousel rehearsal of 2014, with our cast singing through some of our favourite tunes from this fabulous Rogers and Hammerstein production.

We return to the rehearsal room on Tuesday 6th January 2015 at 7:45pm. All are welcome to come along and join us for these music rehearsals and to join the society for this show. With Director Christine Mabbott, Musical Director Louisa Lowing and Choreographer David Ball, Carousel is sure to be a moving and spectacular show for all the family and we’d love YOU to join us!

Whether in a main role, in the chorus or backstage in our technical crew, we hope to welcome many new members to PWOS in 2015. We are also excited to announce that Carousel will include many children, who are invited to audition on Sunday 1st February.

Membership per year is £25, which includes receipt of our monthly newsletter and participation in any additional events (including WEST END GOLD). There is then an additional £50 fee to participate in a show. Rehearsals take place at 7:45pm on Tuesdays (and some Thursdays) in the music block of Newstead Wood School, Orpington.

Email for further information!

An amateur production by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe

It’s Opening Night!

It’s finally here! Tonight Petts Wood Operatic Society is proud to present the Gilbert and Sullivan classic comedy Iolanthe! Our swinging sixties twist on this hilarious show features fairies, peers and a dancing teddy bear! It’s not to be missed and we hope you can come along and join the fun.

Tickets are available via The Stag Theatre website HERE or can be purchased on the door.


Less Than Two Weeks Until Opening Night!

With less than two weeks until opening night of Iolanthe at The Stag Theatre we thought we’d treat you all to a sneaky behind the scenes peek at rehearsals for this hilarious Gilbert and Sullivan classic! Let us know what you think and we hope you can come along to the theatre to join the fun in this swinging scandalous show!

Get Your Tickets HERE!

27th – 29th November 2014 at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks

Another Opening, Another Show!

WOW! The first night of GODSPELL was so much fun!

There’s still plenty of time to see Godspell this week!

Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th June at Babington House School, Chislehurst 7:30pm (Tickets £12, reserve yours by emailing

Saturday 21st June at 4pm and 8pm at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks. (Tickets £15 available )

Hope to see as many of you as possible there! Come and join the light of the world!


Hello all! We’ve been working hard all day today getting Godspell ready for you all so please do come along and see us in two weeks time!

17th-19th June at Babington House School, Chislehurst
Tickets: Petts Wood Box Office on 07870 88 77 83

Or send a cheque and an S.A.E. to
46 Westbrooke Crescent, Welling, Kent DA16 1PU

OR come along to The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks on 21st June! Tickets

Hope to see you there! 


Tickets for GODSPELL are now on sale!

You can buy tickets for our TWO performances at The Stag Theatre Sevenoaks on 21st June HERE

Or for Tuesday 17th, Weds 18th and Thurs 19th June at Babington House get your tickets by calling the Petts Wood Box Office on 07870 88 77 83

Or send a cheque and an S.A.E. to

46 Westbrooke Crescent, Welling, Kent DA16 1PU
There is no seat numbering system at Babington House so your ticket will entitle you to sit in any available seat in the auditorium. Doors will open 30 minutes before the performance.


Oh What A Night!

Fabulous performance by the cast and musical team tonight, and a huge thanks to our amazing soloist Jane Werry for her beautiful performances! Tomorrow night is our last performance of this great concert so be sure to make it to The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks if you haven’t had a chance to see us in action yet!


Do You Want To Hear The People Sing? Then Come Along To Our Concerts!

Our Thank You For The Musicals concerts are well under way and thus far are a roaring success! We are thrilled to announce out Friday 29th November performance in Orpington is now SOLD OUT! However, don’t fret, we still have some tickets available for Saturday 30th November at the Stag Theatre Plaza Suite. Tickets available