WALTON & WEYBRIDGE
AMATEUR OPERATIC SOCIETY
WWAOS is a local Musical Theatre society based at The Cecil Hepworth Playhouse in Walton-on-Thames, where their performances are staged and where most rehearsals take place.
The Society was formed in 1925 and, apart from the war years, has staged productions every year and now has over 150 to its credit. They do four shows a year: two main productions (one in May, one in November) are musicals ranging from modern, such as Monty Python's SPAMALOT, to old favourites such as South Pacific, and less known but fantastic shows such as Jack the Ripper. WWAOS also do variety shows, with a great mixture of songs from old to new, and in Summer they do their one-night-only Cabaret.
WWAOS are a friendly and enthusiastic society, and it's not all hard work. There is a tremendous amount of fun and enjoyment, and they are always looking for new members, both on stage and as crew, lighting etc. Rehearsal nights are Tuesdays and Thursdays, with the occasional Sunday nearer to a show week. The society aims to produce good quality performances in a social and convivial atmosphere. Their main shows run Tuesday to Saturday, with a Saturday matinee.
WWAOS is affiliated to the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA). Their upcoming shows are: Honk!, a musical version of the ugly duckling,"Miscast" (Variety show in January 2019), Oklahoma (May 2019), Cabaret (September 2019), Made in Dagenham (December 2019) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (May 2020).