The Flames of Injustice - October 2022


Join WAOS as we celebrate our centenary with a brand-new musical drama based on true events.

Bonfire night, November 1828, and the people of Witham revel in celebrations until fires break out at Olivers and other local farms. Unbeknown to sweethearts James Cook & Betty Goodwin, the flames are about to change their lives forever.

When James is wrongly accused of starting the fires, Betty and the community rally round to provide support. Will justice prevail? Will the interrogators listen to reason? And when will the flames burn out?

This moving story has been written by Sarah Osborne in collaboration with WAOS members with a full folk style score by Franky Garland and orchestration by Phil Toms.

We will have an open evening on Wednesday, May 11th at Witham Public Hall from 7:30 where you meet the Director and MD and find out our plans for the show. Come along and join in!