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Welcome to WAOS

Staging Musical Theatre in Witham since 1922

Witham Amateur Operatic Society (WAOS) is a community-based amateur musical group, affiliated to NODA (the National Operatic and Dramatic Association) and NETG (the North Essex Theatre Guild). The society produces two shows a year in Witham Public Hall, each using full staging and orchestra, having been rehearsed over the preceding 6 months.

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Coming to Witham Public Hall in April 2024 is Calendar Girls the Musical.

Calendar Girls follows a group of extraordinary women in a small Yorkshire Women's Institute, prompted to create this calendar following the death of a much-loved husband and friend, to raise fund for Charity. 

But upturning preconceptions is a dangerous business and none of the women are prepared for the emotional and personal ramifications they will face as the fabulous and funny calendar brings each woman unexpectedly into flower. 

The true story of the Calendar Girls launched a global phenomenon: a million copycat calendars, a record-breaking movie, now celebrating 20 years since its release, the fastest-selling stage play in British history and now a musical written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth. 

Director: Nikki Mundell-Poole.
Musical Director: Karen Chinery.

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