Audition pieces for "Guys and Dolls"

The audition pieces for our next show "Guys and Dolls" (27th April - 2nd May 2020) are now available on the Guys and Dolls show page. If you're interested in auditioning, please don't forget that you must pay your subs beforehand. 


Show carries on despite power cut

Anyone who came to watch the Friday night performance of our last show "Scrooge" will testify that WCAODS live by the old adage "the show must go on"!

With just a few minutes to go, a power cut plunged the theatre into blackness. Not only did we lose the lights. but also the microphones and the band! With great resourcefulness, Director Nora Howcroft and a few others immediately grabbed torches and the curtain calls were performed a capella and in very tight spotlights, much to the delight of the sell-out audience. Many in the audience joined in the community spirit with their phone lights! 

The audience were then ushered out calmly and safely by the front of house and backstage staff. Everyone at WCAODS showed great professionalism; we certainly had a night to remember! 

Read the Bolton News article. 

AKT announces next production

We are delighted to announce that our Youth Group, AKT, will be performing "Madagascar - A Musical Adventure Jr" on 25th, 26th and 27th June 2020. 

This brilliant musical is based on the hit Dreamworks film Madagascar and features all the great characters from the film. It's sure to be a wonderful production so make a date in your diary!

Our Youth Group is recruiting!

AKT - our Youth Theatre Group - is re-forming under the leadership of Helen McGrath and is looking for members aged between 8 and 16 years. 

A welcome meeting will be held on 24th September at 6:45pm in the Founders Room at the Parish Hall for any children (accompanied by their parents) interested in joining. They will learn all aspects of acting, dancing and singing whilst working towards a yearly show. 

Come down to say hello and find out about all the great things we have planned!

Walmsley winners at BATS Awards Night

WCAODS were once again winners at the BATS Dinner and Awards Night at the Holiday Inn on 31st August!

Vicki Wilson won Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her role in "42nd Street". While nominations were received for Steve Benson (Best Actor in a Musical), Adrienne Wormald (Best Actress in a Musical) and Mary Pycroft (Best Costumes), all for "Sugar". 

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! A great time was had by all! 

Scrooge tickets on sale 3rd August

Scrooge tickets go on general sale on Saturday 3rd August. From that date you will be able to purchase tickets online via TicketSource (booking fee applies) or through our Ticket Secretary Christine Taylor on 01204 305812. 

Book early, as this is likely to be a very popular show! 

"Scrooge" cast is announced

After successful auditions on Friday, we are delighted to announce that most of the parts in "Scrooge" have been cast. 

Got to the "Scrooge" page for full cast details. 

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