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Guys and Dolls now on in April/May 2021

Due to the ongoing situation, we have put back our current production of "Guys and Dolls" to 26th April - 1st May 2021. We sincerely hope that we can recommence rehearsals in early 2021, picking up where we left off, and present you with a wonderful show. 

We have a packed programme of great shows to follow "Guys and Dolls" stretching to the end of 2022! See our Home page or our Shows page for full details. 

 

WCAODS announces all 2021 and 2022 shows!

We are beyond excited to announce that we have finalised our 2021 and 2022 seasons with a selection of brilliant shows to suit all tastes! 

First, as previously announces, we have re-scheduled "Annie" to April 2021. This incredibly popular show will be followed in November by our first new announcement... "Elf the Musical"! Based on the hit comedy movie, "Elf" tells the story of Buddy the oversized elf, who leaves Santa's workshop to travel to New York and find his real family. This will be a North West premiere and is sure to be massively popular. 

Then in April 2022, we unveil our second new announcement - the hit British musical "Made in Dagenham". Again based on the movie, this uplifting true story tells of the ladies at Ford's Dagenham plant in 1968 whose refusal to take a pay cut eventually led to equal pay for women in the UK. This is an inspirational story of love and friendship with a funny, touching script and music by Bond composer David Arnold. Don't miss it! 

Finally, our November 2022 show will be the re-scheduled "Thoroughly Modern Millie" - a madcap 1920s comedy based on the film of the same name. 

Forthcoming shows re-scheduled

As reported earlier, we are postponing "Guys & Dolls" until 2nd - 7th November 2020. Due to licencing restrictions, we have also now re-scheduled some of our future shows.

We shall now be presenting "Annie" in April-May 2021 and our AKT production of "Madagascar Jr" is also postponed until June 2021. 

Our scheduled production of "Thoroughly Modern Millie" will now take place in November 2022 and we have exciting news in the pipeline of two new shows in November 2021 and April 2022!  

Watch this space! 

Guys & Dolls is postponed until November

In the light of the recent Government advice, and for the safety of all our members and audiences, WCAODS have regretfully had to take the decision to postpone our current production of "Guys and Dolls".

We are moving the show to our November dates instead and deferring our planned production of "Annie" for a while. 

If you have already bought your tickets, we will of course refund you. If you booked by phone or in person, our Ticket Secretary, Christine will contact you over the next few days to arrange a refund. 

If you booked online through TicketSource, you will receive an email from them advising that your card will be refunded (the ticket price and booking fee will be refunded but not, unfortunately, any delivery charge); a second email will be sent once your refund has been processed. 

Sadly, we will also be postponing our Youth Group's (AKT) production of "Madagascar Jr" for one year, until June 2021. 

Thank you for your continued support. We will keep you posted.

Important notice

We understand that the current concern about coronavirus may be affecting your plans over the coming weeks and we want to reassure you that you will not lose out if you book a ticket for our next production of "Guys & Dolls". 

So we are amending our refund policy for this show and will refund you if the show is subsequently cancelled or if you cannot attend due to fears over coronavirus. 

If we cancel the show, we will refund you in full if you paid via our Ticket Secretary. If you paid online through our agent TicketSource, they will refund your card with the cost of the tickets and the booking fee (but not any delivery charge).

If you decide not to attend, we ask that you please let us know before 6.30pm on the day of the show. We will arrange a refund as above. 

At the moment, though, the show is still going ahead and our talented cast are, as usual, working flat out to bring you another brilliant production of this hilarious, timeless and feel-good classic. 

We hope to see you there!

WCAODS winners at NODA District 5 Awards Night!

WCAODS had a great night out at the NODA District 5 Awards NIght, held at the Last Drop Village on 7th February. 

Not only did we have 18 nominations, but we WON three of the awards, including BEST SHOW for “Sugar”! David Wilson won Best Leading Male in a Musical for his role as Jerry/Daphne in “Sugar” and Harry Cain won Best Youth Male in an Adult Musical for Tiny Tim in “Scrooge”.

Congratulations to our winners, who now go to the NODA North West Awards as nominees in their category, and to all our nominees. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening for everyone who attended. 

WCAODS score 18 (updated) nominations from NODA District 5 Awards

Update! We now have a total of 18 nominations! The latest is "Best Show" for "Sugar". Fantastic!!

Wow!! The NODA District 5 nominations for 2019 have just been announced and we are thrilled and proud that Walmsley have landed a massive 17 nominations! 

In the Adult section, we have the following nominations:

Best Supporting Male in a Musical Mike Taylor Sir Osgood Fielding Sugar
Best Supporting Female in a Musical    Vicki Wilson Sweet Sue Sugar
Best Supporting Female in a Musical      Julie Ogden Ghost of Christmas Past Scrooge
Best Comedy Male Performance Joe Davies Dude Sugar
Best Comedy Male Performance Joe Davies Fezziwig/Punch & Judy Man    Scrooge
Best Leading Male in a Musical David Wilson Jerry/Daphne Sugar
Best Leading Male in a Musical Steve Benson Joe/Josephine Sugar
Best Leading Male in a Musical Steve Benson Scrooge Scrooge
Best Leading Female in a Musical Adrienne Wormald    Sugar Sugar
Best Musical Director Tim Power   Sugar
Best Ensemble     Sugar
Best Ensemble     Scrooge
Best Choreographer Lara Syddall   Sugar
Best Director of a Musical Nora Howcroft   Sugar
Best Staging of a Musical     Sugar
Best Show     Sugar

 

And in the Youth section, we have the following nominations:

Best Youth Female in an Adult Musical   Holly Reevell             Kathy Cratchit                          Scrooge
Best Youth Male in an Adult Musical Harry Cain Tiny Tim Scrooge

 

Congratulations to all our nominees and good luck at the Awards Night on 7th February at the Last Drop Hotel (see notice board for tickets).

 

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