WBOS Youtheatre – a history lesson…
Following the recruitment of children for the WBOS Adult production of “Oliver!” in 1987,WBOS Youth Section was formed. Our extremely talented youth section perform a musical annually at the Garrick Theatre, Lichfield.
Along with an annual variey concert in May at Sedgley, the Youtheatre continues to be the benchmark society for talented youngsters.
This wonderful venture has resulted in countless youngsters going on to play leading roles in WBOS main productions. It has also produced a number of actors that now perform in the West End.
… a little more about WBOS…the older generation.
Since 1938 the Adult Society, which was formed from a previous Company called the West Bromwich Operatic and Dramatic Society, has played in the Plaza Theatre, West Bromwich (until 1956); The Windsor, Bearwood (1958 & 1959); Dudley Hippodrome (1960 – 1964); The Kings Cinema, West Bromwich (1964 – 1971); The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton (1973-1979) and The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham (1980- 1995). In 1996 WBOS returned to The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton where it has now made it’s home.
As the Company’s motto says – “An amateur company with professional standards”, our aim has been to continue performing in professional theatres and to keep the standard of production as high as possible.
They have performed a wide variety of shows over the years. From our first production of ‘Maid of the Mountains’, performances have included: ‘The Merry Widow’, ‘Hello Dolly’, ‘My Fair Lady’, ‘Oliver!’ and ‘West Side Story’. In recent years we have strived to keep abreast of current trends, which is reflected our productions of : ‘Evita’, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, ‘Summer Holiday’, ‘Witches of Eastwick’ and then more recently our resounding artistic and financial successes of ‘Full Monty’ and ‘La Cage Aux Folles’.
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