Company History

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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Current and Past Shows

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2022 Am A-Z ing Songs from Musical Theatre Matilda
2021 We Will Rock You
2020 No Shows due to Covid
2019 Bring It On All Shook Up
2018 Hairspray Time to Shine
2017 Scrooge Re-Mix
2016 CATS West End v Broadway
2015 Les Miserables Sounds of the Screen
2014 Oliver Follow the Dream
2013 Miss Saigon Don’t Stop Believin’
2012 25th Year Reunion Party – 6th May 2012
2012 Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat The Best of … 1987-2012
2011 The Pajama Game Take a Bow
2010 Summer Holiday Out of This World
2009 Les Miserables It’s a Kind of Magic
2008 My Fair Lady Youthoria
2007 Oliver Musical Explosion
2006 Sweet Charity Simply The Best
2005 Scrooge By Request
2004 Les Miserables That’s Entertainment
2003 Me and My Girl Broadway to the Charts
2002 The Music Man Music & Youth
2001 West Side Story Chart Toppers & Show Stoppers
2000 Half a Sixpence Pop Goes the Musical
1999 Annie Youth in Concert
1998 42nd Street Celebration of Youth
1997 Sweet Charity & Oklahoma
1996 Anything Goes
1995 Oliver
1994 Charlie Girl
1993 Showtime
1992 Hello Dolly Showtime
1991 Annie
1990 Annie Get Your Gun
1989 Pajama Game
1988 Half a Sixpence
1987 Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat