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29th April - 4th May 2019

Based on the classic 1959 film, this sizzling comedy musical premiered in 1972 and features songs by the classic Broadway tunesmith, Jule Styne.

Two unemployed musicians, bass player Jerry and saxophone player Joe, inadvertently witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago. To escape the gangsters, they dress as women and join an all-female band about to leave town for an engagement at a Miami Beach hotel. Complications arise when Joe (as Josephine) falls in love with beautiful band singer, Sugar, and Jerry (as Daphne) finds himself pursued by wealthy and elderly Osgood Fielding. Total chaos erupts when the gangsters descend upon the hotel and realize who Josephine and Daphne really are!

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Scrooge

28th October - 2nd November 2019

Charles Dickens's classic story, A Christmas Carol, is adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse in this joyous family musical.

It's Christmas in Victorian London, a time of peace and goodwill to all men. All men, that is, except the miserly moneylender, Ebeneezer Scrooge, who refuses to join in the festivities. But on Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by a succession of ghosts, who try to make him change his ways before it is too late!

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Guys and Dolls

27th April - 2 May 2020

Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls is based on the tales of Damon Runyan and set in 1950s New York.

Gambler Nathan Detroit is trying to set up the biggest craps game in New York, while avoiding the authorities and his long-time fiancee, Miss Adelaide. Fellow gambler Sky Masterson might help, but he's got his eye on straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown. Packed with great tunes, including "Luck Be A Lady Tonight", "A Bushel And A Peck" and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat", Guys and Dolls is a toe-tapping treat.

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Annie

2nd - 7th November 2020

Based on a popular American comic strip, Annie is one of the world's best-loved family-friendly musicals, with such classic songs as "Tomorrow" and "It's a Hard Knock Life".

Little orphan Annie is plucky and positive, despite living in a harsh orphanage in 1930s New York. In a series of fun-filled adventures, she escapes the hard-knock life of the orphanage, befriends a stray pooch, is adopted by the billionaire Oliver Warbucks, and even wins the heart of the President - and the audience - foiling the plans of the nasty villains along the way.

Past Shows

WCAODS have a proud history of great theatre, stretching back to 1928. Here is a complete list of all our musicals and plays. Click on any title to view the full details from the archives, including cast lists, posters and photographs.

We are delighted that so many of our productions have won awards. Any show with a STAR symbol  denotes one or more awards or nominations. Click on the show for full details of the awards/nominations.

This part of the new site is still a work in progress - the show titles below link to pages on the old site. New pages will be created and added to replace these over time. Please bear with us.

Dates Show Awards
Oct 2018 42nd Street   
Apr 2018 Follies  star small
Oct 2017 Kiss Me Kate  star smallstar smallstar smallstar small
Apr 2017 High Society star smallstar small
Oct 2016 Oliver! star smallstar smallstar small
Apr 2016 Me and My Girl   
Nov 2015 White Christmas star smallstar smallstar smallstar smallstar smallstar smallstar smallstar smallstar smallstar smallstar smallstar smallstar small
Apr 2015 Chess star small
Nov 2014 Whistle Down the Wind star smallstar small
Apr 2014 Camelot star small
Nov 2013 Doctor Dolittle star smallstar small
Apr 2013 Hello Dolly  
Nov 2012 Jekyll and Hyde star smallstar smallstar smallstar smallstar smallstar small
Apr 2012 Fiddler On The Roof star smallstar small
Oct 2011 Pickwick  
Apr 2011 A Little Night Music  
Nov 2010 La Cage Aux Folles star smallstar small
Apr 2010 The Baker's Wife star small
Nov 2009 Crazy For You star small
Apr 2009 The Scarlet Pimpernel star smallstar smallstar small
Nov 2008 Barnum star smallstar small
Apr 2008 Mack and Mabel star small
Nov 2007 The Pajama Game  
Apr 2007 Singin' In The Rain star smallstar smallstar smallstar smallstar small
Nov 2006 Copacabana star smallstar small
Apr 2006 Sweeney Todd star smallstar smallstar smallstar smallstar smallstar small
Nov 2005 Anything Goes  
Apr 2005 Kismet star small
Nov 2004 Hot Mikado star small
Apr 2004 The Music Man  
Nov 2003 Brigadoon  
Apr 2003 The Pirates Of Penzance  
Nov 2002 Annie star small
April 2002 Calamity Jane star small
Nov 2001 Into The Woods  
Nov 2001 Goodnight Mrs Puffin star small
Apr 2001 Call Me Madam  
Nov 2000 Scrooge star small
May 2000 42nd Street star small
Nov 1999 Guys and Dolls star small
Jun 1999 When We Are Married  
Apr 1999 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe  
Nov 1998 The Sound Of Music star small
May 1998 The Revenge Of Sherlock Holmes star small
Nov 1997 Aladdin  
Jun 1997 The Whole Truth  
May 1997 Half A Sixpence star small
Nov 1996 Follies star small
Jun 1996 Stepping Out  
May 1996 My Fair Lady  
Nov 1995 The Wizard Of Oz  
Jul 1995 Run For Your Wife  
May 1995 Cabaret star small
Nov 1994 Showboat  
Jun 1994 Wedding Of The Year  
May 1994 How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying  
Nov 1993 Robert and Elizabeth star small
Jun 1993 Relatively Speaking  
May 1993 South Pacific  
Nov 1992 Annie Get Your Gun  
May 1992 The Boyfriend  
Jan 1992 Queen Of Hearts  
Nov 1991 Carousel  
Apr 1991 Anne of Green Gables  
Nov 1990 The Dancing Years  
May 1990 The Evacuees  
Nov 1989 Mother Goose  
May 1989 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum  
Nov 1988 The Walmsley Story/ Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat/ Celebration  
May 1988 Oklahoma  
Nov 1987 Kiss Me Kate  
May 1987 Carmen  
Nov 1986 Guys and Dolls  
Apr 1986 Salad Days  
Oct 1985 Orpheus In The Underworld  
Apr 1985 Tom Jones  
Oct 1984 Sweet Charity  
Apr 1984 Oliver!  
Oct 1983 Bitter Sweet  
Apr 1983 Hello Dolly  
Nov 1982 Die Fledermaus star small
Apr 1982 Cabaret  
Nov 1981 La Belle Helene  
May 1981 The King and I  
Nov 1980 Les Cloches De Cornville  
Apr 1980 The Pajama Game  
Oct 1979 Rose Marie  
Apr 1979 Lock Up Your Daughters  
Feb 1979 Walmsley Review (50 Years)  
Oct 1978 Camelot  
Apr 1978 Naughty Marietta  
Oct 1977 The Snow Queen  
Apr 1977 The Card  
Oct 1976 The Count Of Luxembourg  
May 1976 Fiddler On The Roof  
Nov 1975 The Music Man  
Apr 1975 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum  
Nov 1974 Brigadoon  
Apr 1974 Anne Of Green Gables  
Nov 1973 Summer Song  
May 1973 Chrysanthemum star smallstar small
Jan 1973 Olde Tyme Music Hall  
Oct 1972 Carmen  
Apr 1972 The Boyfriend  
Feb 1972 Ali Baba and The Forty Eight Thieves  
Nov 1971 Kismet  
Apr 1971 The Matchgirls  
Jan 1971 Babes In The Wood  
Nov 1970 My Fair Lady  
Apr 1970 The Merry Widow  
Nov 1969 The Wizard Of Oz  
Apr 1969 Song Of Norway  
Nov 1968 Robert and Elizabeth star small
Apr 1968 Oliver! star small
Nov 1967 Kiss Me Kate  
Apr 1967 Salad Days  
Jan 1967 A Christmas Carol  
Nov 1966 Pink Champagne  
1966 Robinson Crusoe/ Here We Come Gathering  
Nov 1965 South Pacific  
1965 Reluctant Heroes  
1965 Mother Goose  
Nov 1964 The King and I  
Apr 1964 My Three Angels  
Nov 1963 Carousel  
1963 Hobson's Choice  
Nov 1962 The Quaker Girl  
Mar 1962 Man For The Job  
Oct 1961 Annie Get Your Gun  
Feb 1961 Love and Miss Figgis  
Nov 1960 The Merry Widow  
1960 Jane Eyre  
Nov 1959 White Horse Inn  
1959 Love In A Mist  
Oct 1958 The Student Prince  
Feb 1958 Wuthering Heights  
Nov 1957 Oklahoma  
Apr 1957 Beside The Seaside  
Nov 1956 Maid Of The Mountains  
Apr 1956 Rebecca  
1955 Job For The Boy  
Feb 1954 A Cuckoo In The Nest  
Oct 1953 Rose Marie  
May 1953 Busman's Holiday  
Nov 1952 The Desert Song  
Apr 1952 The Happiest Days Of Your Life  
Nov 1951 A Country Girl  
Apr 1951 Murder On The Nile  
Oct 1950 Floradora  
Apr 1950 Madame Louise  
Oct 1949 Mr Cinders  
May 1949 Rookery Nook  
1948 Such Things Happen  
Oct 1948 The Marriage Market  
1947 The Optimist  
Oct 1947 Betty  
Oct 1946 Miss Hook Of Holland  
1945 Peril At End House  
Mar 1940 Hobson's Choice  
Oct 1938 Our Miss Gibbs  
1938 The Perfect Wife  
Nov 1937 Katinka  
Oct 1936 The Lilac Domino  
Oct 1935 Sybil  
Oct 1934 The Arcadians  
Nov 1933 The Marriage Market  
Oct 1932 A Country Girl  
Nov 1931 The Quaker Girl  
Jan 1931 My Lady Molly  
Feb 1930 The Rebel Maid  
Nov 1928 The Dogs Of Devon