WADS programme for 2020
& the Corona Virus Epidemic
In the midst of all the uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus, what to do? and what will be the time scale?, the committee has made the following decisions.
The Ghost Train.
Our Spring production which is already in rehearsal and due to perform in the first week of May. Regretfully will now be postponed to May 2021, this postponement is done with the full agreement of Sandra Barfield the director and cast.
We thank all those involved in The Ghost Train for their support to date, and look forward to welcoming you all back next year.
The Ball which is scheduled for July 18th, although a long way off, and last week’s Green Room created a lot of excitement about the event, there still feels a lot of uncertainty whether we will be out of the crisis or not. Again regretfully we will postpone this Gala until 2021.
With a little bit of artistic licence our panto in December will be the start of our centenary year with celebrations going into 2021.
The above decision I know will be a disappointment to some, but our priority must be to members’ and our audience’s health. At the moment lots of other events in Westerham are being cancelled. I think it’s best we just bunker down and come out ready in the late summer.
TO END ON A MORE POSITIVE NOTE….
Congratulations to Ghislaine Bowden, director, the cast and team of the WADS entry into the Sevenoaks Drama Festival last Friday at the The Stag Plaza in Sevenoaks with a new play KISS ME which was very well received and praised by Shiela Hook. WELL DONE ALL.
In these uncertain times, we at WADS encourage everyone to take care and be mindful of the government recommendation for protecting the health of you and your loved ones. We hope that we will be back to entertain you towards the end of year.
Tickets will be available online via the link below or on the door.
Note that there will be a Pop-Up Cafe serving food in the Auditorium from 6:30 pm each evening (food charged separately).
Westerham Amateur Dramatic Society
WADS is approaching its centenary and continues to put on a broad range of plays and shows – from Chekhov to pantomime; modern drama to Victorian Music Hall; new works to classic favourites. Whether you are interested in appearing on stage, joining in behind the scenes; doing your bit for publicity; helping run the bar or welcoming our audience front of house, we promise you a warm welcome to this friendly society. And if you would like to direct – great! There’s no stuffy hierarchy here.
We also run workshops covering all aspects of performance and theatre production. Our main home is Westerham Hall whose stage we can transform into just about anything or anywhere. And with our state-of-the-art technical facilities, the illusion is complete.
We welcome anyone with enthusiasm, regardless of experience or expertise. Interested? Just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get right back in touch.
As one Member put it: “The great thing about WADS is that they take what they do seriously, but not themselves!”