It is the 110th Anniversary Year of NODA Award winning Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society. To celebrate, the society is putting on 4 performances this year. So come and enjoy some very well known performances to take your breath away!
The first production is Hot Mikado, running from 14th -18th May at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds. The comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan have been a mainstay of BSEAODS since the society's very first production, H.M.S. Pinafore in 1903. The Mikado has always been one of the most popular and Hot Mikado just like The Mikado with a difference…..! The show has all the songs that you remember from The Mikado and has the same plot, but that is where the similarity ends.
Set in Japan with ‘hot’ versions of geishas, their very own ‘man-eaters’, ‘hot’ dance routines and lively jazz and swing music. There are laughs all round too, with a tremendously funny script, which will have you roaring with laughter. Hot Mikado is suitable for all the family.
From 20th to 24th August this year the society is returning to their roots and presenting their first play in over thirty years – and what a play! Calendar Girls by Tim Firth, based on the Miramax motion picture by Juliette Towhidi and Tim. For a limited period it has been made available to amateur companies, and the society are proud to be bringing it to Bury St Edmunds.
In just a few years it has become a comedy classic, based on the true story of the WI members who stripped (and teased!) for a calendar to benefit Leukaemia Research. This is your chance to see BSEAODS members as you’ve never seen them before! Running the whole gamut of emotions, it’s a very British story with a very British heart, and a theatrical experience not to be missed.
In November 2013 BSEAODS will make history!! The professional production company, Perfect Pitch, have chosen BSEAODS as the amateur company to present the World Première of Sex and the Village.
Don’t be deceived by the title – it’s a family show that’s more village than sex, with a scintillating score by Rebecca Applin. It’s hugely topical, with a village taking up arms against a supermarket giant’s invasion of its space.
Think The Vicar of Dibley combined with Jam and Jerusalem, and that’s the feel of this warm and amusing show!! It's sure to put Bury St Edmunds on the map when it subsequently becomes a hit with professional and amateur performances throughout the UK. Be part of it right from the beginning, here in the Theatre Royal from 5th to 9th November.
And that's not all…. From 19th to 21st December the society are performing their 110th Anniversary Christmas Gala at the Apex in Bury St Edmunds. More details to follow shortly. Tickets available from The Apex booking office tel: 01284 758000 or www.theapex.co.uk