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’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!
After last week’s auditions we are so excited to begin work on Little Shop of Horrors with our new cast!
All are welcome to come along and join Petts Wood Operatic Society for this great show in the chorus or backstage. Simply come along to a rehearsal! We rehearse on Tuesdays from 7:45pm – 10pm. Our final rehearsal before a summer break is on Tuesday 7th July.
We rehearse 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 final school building on your right!
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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.
Petts Wood Operatic Society has enjoyed the comforts of our York Rise hall for decades, but sadly this weekend we said goodbye to the hall in favour of pastures new. The hall contains many fond memories for PWOS members past and present and therefore working through the accumulated costumes, props and leftover bits of scenery was an emotional task for members. A huge thanks goes to everyone who helped out with the move, and we hope Petts Wood Operatic Society finds itself thriving in the warmth and welcome of our new home, barely a mile down the road.