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Opening Night!

Little Shop of Horrors opens TONIGHT at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks after months of hard work from everyone involved with PWOS.

Little Shop of Horrors Petts Wood Operatic Society PWOS Stag Sevenoaks LSOH Theatre Kent AmDram Amateur Community Theatre Society

Get your tickets for this hilarious musical now!

19th – 21st November

Performances at 19:45 and Saturday Matinee at 14:30

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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 pwosdigital@gmail.com for further information!

An amateur production by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe

Final Curtain on Iolanthe

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We’ve just finished a fabulous fun week performing Iolanthe at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks. A huge thank you to the audiences who came to support PWOS, we hope you enjoyed seeing the show as much as we enjoyed performing it!

Another big round of applause to our backstage and technical team, our costume team, MD Ian Skipper and his orchestra, and our director Clive Bebee.

Next week sees the launch of our Spring 2015 production, Carousel!

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

Iolanthe!

Iolanthe Gari Glaysher Elizabeth O'Donnell PWOSGari Glaysher and Elizabeth O’Donnell as Strephon and The Fairy Queen

Rehearsals are going well for Iolanthe as we get used to our new props…deck chairs! Here are a few photos from a recent rehearsal with the full company of the show. We perform Iolanthe in just a few weeks from the 27th – 29th November at The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased HERE.

Please do get in touch via pwosdigital@gmail.com for any further information on this production or joining the society for future shows!

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All The Right Notes – The September Issue

Just in time for our first Iolanthe rehearsals we’ve launched our very own Newsletter! For members, audiences and friends of the society, All The Right Notes should provide you with a great insight into what we’re all up to! Download our September issue below!

If you’d like to be featured in our Members Spotlight or place an advert in the Newsletter than please do get in touch by emailing pwosdigital@gmail.com

Don’t forget, ALL are welcome to come along on Tuesday 2nd September to our first main Iolanthe rehearsal at Newstead Wood School, Orpington.

All The Right Notes – September

Iolanthe!

We are thrilled to be starting work on our next production, the classic Gilbert and Sullivan show, Iolanthe! Coming to The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks 27th – 29th November 2014!

Directed by Clive Bebee with Musical Direction from Daniel Beach.

Scandal in Parliament (nothing new there then).  It’s the swinging 1960s and Strephon Ward a common garden park keeper, has been dragged down into a scandal.  His beautiful girlfriend Phyllis, a deck chair attendant, is being courted by half the House of Lords. Even the Lord Chancellor is captivated by her charms. What no one knows is, Strephon is half a fairy and his mother, Iolanthe, (recently pardoned by the Fairy Queen for marrying a mortal 25 years earlier) all her sisters and aunts never grow old. Then double scandal he is discovered comforting a very young looking girl who is his mother in reality and his dreams of happiness are shattered.

Join Petts Wood Operatic Society for a new ‘Twist’ and ‘Shout’ on a G&S Classic with all the original music and words but a production based on the ‘Profumo affair’ with Mary Quant inspired fairies, sharp suited lords and a Lord Chancellor with a magic teddy bear.

First rehearsals (open to all): 24th June at 7:45pm and 1st July at 8:15pm at Newstead Wood School, Avebury Road, Orpington. Follow the signs for Bromley Tennis Centre and you will see our rehearsal room (the music block) on your right. There is plenty of parking available just outside.

Auditions: Tuesday 9th September

Email pwosdigital@gmail.com for audition and membership information.

 

GODSPELL!

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 http://www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk/whats-on/Live/godspell-939/

Hope to see you there! 

Orpington Tweet Up

This week PWOS were lucky enough to be invited to participate in the latest Orpington Tweet Up. This event focused specifically on how social media could benefit people and organisations working in the arts.

Over the last nine months, PWOS has made a conscious effort to develop a strong digital presence. Through building a new website and creating multiple channels on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube we have aimed to benefit the society in a multitude of ways. By talking at the Orpington Community Tweet Up, and hearing the experiences of others, we are now inspired to use what we have learned to develop our online presence further.

Other speakers on the night included Three Days Film, who used social media as a tool to crowd fund their independent film. Their story was great motivation for us, as they almost entirely funded their film through sites such as Indie GoGo and Kickstarter, and used tools such as Twitter and Facebook to source some great talent for their film. However, this was no easy task, as we heard of their shift work on the social media feeds as the crowd funding campaigns came to an end in order to fully maximise all opportunities from around the globe. They, like us, found that keeping your content constant was the key to getting yourselves noticed in the fast moving world of social media.

We also heard from a Molly, member of The Zimmer (The World’s Oldest Rock Band), and their locally based manager Darren. The Zimmers, who found fame through a BBC show on the elderly and latterly Britain’s Got Talent, have used Twitter and YouTube to great effect. The interesting thing about The Zimmers use of social media is the meeting of generations. Whilst common perception was that Twitter and the like are the domain of the young, The Zimmers, PWOS and countless other groups are proving that anyone of any age can thrive when using social media well.

The key points we took away from the discussions and speeches were that content is key – content must be interesting, engaging and constant. Whether you need to convert your social media following into donations, members, audience or consumers, the ultimate unifying feature of all campaigns is regular, high quality posting. Interacting with other groups, individuals and businesses has proven to be useful for all of us, and has helped build a sense of community behind the spurts of 140 characters.

What is hugely evident is that with a good structure in place, any kind of venture can benefit hugely from social media. Whether you’re a local theatre group, band or independent film maker, there is a community out there who will help you. A huge thank you to Margot from Orpington Community for organising the event!