Welcome to AAODS | Abergavenny Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society

AAODS (You may be able to book online please check here) was established in 1911. We have a long proud history, which you can read more about by clicking here.

Our society is split into two sections; a Junior Section (Ages 8-18) and a Senior Section (Age 14+). We perform in the Borough Theatre in Abergavenny and tickets for our upcoming shows can be bought from the box office, Tel. 01873 850805. (Tickets can't be booked online).

AAODS is a member of NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association), the major representative body for amateur theatre in the UK.

ACT4B Winners Update To 2014

At the recently held awards evening several members won awards for their roles in productions during 2014. They were

Best Male Performer – Joe Pugh - Gus the Theatre Cat in 'CATS'
Best Female Performer – Jane Lewis in Breakthrough Productions 'High Noonish'
Best Supporting Male Performer – Stephen 'Snowy' Clark - in Abergavenny Theatre Group's 'Black Comedy'
Best Female Performer Under 18 – Emily James for Dinah in 'High Society'
Best Supporting Male Performer Under 18 - Brandon Jones for Skimbleshanks in 'CATS'
Best Supporting Female Performer Under 18 - Maddie Robertson for Macavity in 'CATS'
Best Overall Production – CATS
Judges Special Award – Molly, Jaci & Snowy - The Clark family for their enormous contribution to amateur theatre as performers, choreographers, directors and musical directors.

Please click here to view previous winners.

Junior Section | Ages 8-18

NEXT JUNIOR SHOW - will be in half term, 26th to 31st October 2015.

If you want to take part it is ESSENTIAL that you attend registration on Monday 27th April in the Corn Exchange above the market hall at 6.30pm. Please attend with an adult to complete registration forms and learn what is required from you.
Prospective new members will be required to audition before the committee on Wednesday May 6th from 6.00pm in the Corn Exchange.
Rehearsals are normally held Monday evenings 6.30 to 9pm, and cost £2 per evening.

Senior Section | Age 14+

Our 2014 show 'High Society' saw us return to the more traditional style of musical and we are continuing in the same fashion with our 2015 production of 'Singin' in the Rain'. Our production team this year is John Murray as Musical Director with Deborah Harrington making her debut as Director. Choreography has been conducted by Julie McGuire.

Based on the film of the same name which famously starred Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, it tells of the transition from silent movie to the 'talkies' in the late 1920s. With those sing along tunes Make 'Em Laugh,You Are My Lucky Star, Moses Supposes, Good Morning and the iconic Singin' In The Rain plus spectacular dance routines you are assured of a foot-tapping night out!

Tickets are £12 (£11 concessions Tuesday only) from the Borough Theatre Box Office 01873 850805. Performance times are 7pm Tuesday to Friday with an earlier start time of 6pm on Saturday 25th.

Centenary Celebrations

We celebrated our centenary in 2011 and to commemorate this event we have published a book One Hundred Years of Abergavenny Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society which is available by enquiry via our website. This hardback book is full of interesting facts and photos cataloguing the exciting history of our society through the years. Price: £10 (plus P & P)

Many thanks.

Jill Murray, Chairman