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STEWARTBY AMATEUR OPERATIC AND DRAMATIC SOCIETY (SAODS)

Active since 1951 the society performs a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta each November and a concert in the spring.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SOCIETY

Founded as a school society in 1951 the first production was The Pirates of Penzance, a show that has been performed several times since.

Over the years, as the group has progressed some of the lesser known operettas of that famous duo have been performed: Utopia Ltd, Cox and Box, The Zoo.

Soon after their formation an association was established with Stewartby United Church and this continues today, with weekly rehearsals being held in the church hall.

Over the years some members have gone on to sing with leading opera companies and during this period there have been a number of different producers and musical directors.

All the productions are given in the village hall in Stewartby, fully costumed and always accompanied by a full orchestra right from day one. In 2008 and 2012 the society won prestigious awards for that year's show.

It is to be hoped that the Stewartby Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society can look forward to many more years of bringing pleasure to a great number of people.

THE STEWARTBY OPERATIC SPECIAL EDITION COMMEMORATIVE PLATE

Scenes from the operas of Gilbert and Sullivan
This plate is a replica of an original hand painted plate, which was presented to Sir Ronald and Lady Stewartby by the Stewartby Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society, to mark theior 25 years as President and Vice President.
Produced in fine English bone china
Designed by Jenny Hinchcliffe, of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, 1985
Limited edition 250                number 1

THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER

CONCERTS

2017

AN ABC OF MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT
A is for Arias, B is for Bagpipes, C is for Cadenzas 

HOUGHTON CONQUEST CHURCH
in support of the church
see photo

2016

THIS IS 1956
a taste of life from 60 years ago

ROXTON CHURCH
Gilbert and Sullivan selection
see photos

2015

HOLLYWOOD CAVALCADE
songs from the early movies

2014

'TIL THE BOYS COME HOME
in commemoration of 100 years since the outbreak of the Great War

2013

RADIO DAYS
take a trip down memory lane to an era when you had time to "Listen with Mother" and housewives had a choice!

2012

OLD TYME MUSIC HALL
celebrating 60 glorious years
see photos

2011

HRH
the music of Hart, Rodgers and Hammerstein
see photos

HOUGHTON CONQUEST CHURCH CONCERT 2017

fundraising concert for All Saints Church, Houghton Conquest

ROXTON CHURCH CONCERT 2016

led by Shirley and accompanied by Brian

fundraising concert for Roxton Congregational Church

SPRING CONCERT 2012
OLD TYME MUSIC HALL

SPRING CONCERT 2011
HRH - the music of Hart, Rodgers and Hammerstein

AWARDS

presented by the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA)

FOLLOW US

If you would like more information on any aspect of the society
• to perform
• to help out
• to see a show
please contact Hazel
phone: 01908 616213
email: information@saods.org.uk

We rehearse and perform in Stewartby. Early rehearsals are held at the church hall, later rehearsals and the performances are at Stewartby Village Hall.

Stewartby United Church Hall
Park Crescent. MK43 9NL

Stewartby Village Hall
Stewartby Way. MK43 9LX

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website@saods.org.uk



for information about tickets please contact: boxoffice@saods.org.uk