Latest LADOS News
"West Side Story" Wins at NW District 11 Awards
West Side Story wins Best Direction and Best Supporting Female at the NODA North West District 11 Awards, held on 2nd Feburary 2018.
Suzanne, Kevin and Ashleigh now move on to the North West Regional Awards in May. Good luck!
Kiss Me, Kate - Now Booking
Tickets are now on sale for our 2018 production of Kiss Me, Kate.
"West Side Story" Nominated
Delighted to announce "West Side Story" received nominations in the forthcoming NODA Region 11 Awards Night.
- Lead Actress (Catherine Andrews)
- Supporting Actress (Ashleigh Hartin)
- Choreography (Holly Brown)
- Direction (Suzanne Brierley Ward & Kevin Ward)
- Staging (Suzanne Brierley Ward & Kevin Ward)
- Ensemble (full company)
- Best Musical (full company)
Well done everyone and good luck on the 2nd February, winners will go on to the NW NODA Awards Evening in May.
Congratulations also to other local groups who have received recognition.
Kiss Me, Kate Cast Announced
Excellent auditions tonight - thanks to everyone who put themselves forward.
From what we all saw it will be a fantastic show and even if you did not get the part you went for, every member of the cast is important and you will each play a part in making the show a success.
Cast list is as follows:
Lilli/Kate - Jess Turton
Fred/Petruchio - James Shields
Lois/Bianca - Ashleigh Hartin
Bill/Lucentio - Sam Wicks
Hattie - Victoria Muir
Gangsters - Bob Bailey, Simon Yaxley
Paul - Paul Atkinson
Harry Trevor/Baptista - John Savage
Ralph - Alexander Taylor
Wardrobe Lady - Anna Webster
Suitors - Owen Holland, Duncan Ryan
Harrison Howell - Robbie Love
We have another pre-audition meeting tonight, Thursday 26th October, Christ Church, Broadway, Morecambe, 7:30pm, All welcome!
Also, auditions for Pricipal roles will be held on Monday 30th October.
Past productions updated
Mark (our lovely web guy) has been busy updating the website with a wealth of information on past productions.
Going back to Chess in 2004, we've added full cast and crew information for each production. Soon you will be able to click on a LADOS member on see which shows they were in and their role.
This in addition to the full compliment of production photos already available for 2004 shows onwards.View Productions
Monday 18th September 2017 at 7.30pm
Pre Audition Rehearsals
Monday 23rd and Thursday 26th October 2017
Monday 30th October 2017 at 7.30pm (More info the follow). Thereafter, every Monday for all cast and Thursday for principals/as called (every Thursday closer to show)
Rehearsals are on the move
After 11 years at Priory Hall we are moving on and our new rehearsal rooms will be at Christ Church, Broadway, Morecambe. Plenty of car parking space, which of late had proved to be a real problem at Priory Hall.How to get there
First chance to view our new 'home' will be at our AGM on 18th September.
Rehearsals for "Kiss Me, Kate" start 23rd October and the auditions will now be held in our new location (not the theatre as previously advised). Suzanne is sourcing out the best pub!
Our 2018 production has been announced
KISS ME, KATE8th - 12th May 2018 at the Lancaster Grand
Music & Lyrics Cole Porter. Book by Bella & Samuel Spewack
By arrangement with MusicScope & Stage Musicals Limited of New York
Rehearsals will start in October - more info to follow
Production Photos for West Side Story
Cliff Beckett was busy snapping away during our Dress Rehearsal last Monday evening. View the Galleries
West Side Story Cast
This is the full cast list for our production of West Side Story, at the Lancaster Grand, 2nd - 6th May 2017.
- Tony - Alec Taylor
- Riff- Matthew Swan
- Action - William Patrick
- Diesel - Duncan Ryan
- Baby John - Samuel Wicks
- A-Rab - Jordan Kennedy
- Big Deal - Owen Holland
- Snowboy - Adam Bardsley
- Pauline - Georgia Brayshaw
- Graziella - Sophie Jade Butler
- Velma - Claire Savage
- Louise - Annette Nisbet
- Brenda - Beth Kirk
- Clarice - Jeanette Ward
- Minnie - Anna Webster
- Anybody's - Kirsty Johnson
- Bernardo - Santiago Acevedo
- Chino - David Lowe
- Pepe - James Shields
- Indio - Damian Ashton
- Luis - Jack Baxter
- Juano - Andrew Thompson
- Toro - Joe Osborne
- Santiago - Bilal Bham
- Maria - Catherine Andrews
- Anita - Ashleigh Hartin
- Rosalia - Mandie Doherty
- Margarita - Laura-Jayne Moysey
- Angelina - Alice Dent
- Estella - Beth Holland
- Francisca - Victoria Jeffreys
- Consuelo - Victoria Muir
- Teresita - Becky Procter
- Schrank - Simon 'Yakkers' Yaxley
- Krupke - John Savage
- Doc - Bob Bailey
- Gladhand - Chris Isherwood
Casting call for West Side Story
We are looking forward to seeing everyone for the start of the new season. Below is some brief info on start date/auditions. We rehearse at Priory Hall, Lancaster and will start on 3rd October, 7.30pm.
We are looking for 18 ladies and 15 men (minimum age 16/17).
In addition to the main 5 roles (Maria, Anita, Tony, Riff, Barnardo) there are some solo singing parts.
The first three Mondays will be to teach the audition dance pieces so all ladies need to bring heeled shoes and a full skirt.
Our MD will be down on Thursday 13th & 20th October to go through the audition pieces.
Auditions will take place Monday 24th October (main roles), Thursday 27th & Monday 31st October.
Subscription is £30 and this is to be paid prior to auditioning to be in the show.
LADOS now have a new web site...
... and you're looking at it! Please take a look. We will be making further updates in the near future. Thanks to Mark Brierley (AGMTEK) for bringing us into the 21st Century.
West Side Story Pre-Audition Rehearsals
We are planning to start pre-audition rehearsals for West Side Story on Monday 3rd October.
These will be dance rehearsals with singing commencing 7th November. Auditions will be Sunday 13th November (tbc). Full info will be given at first meeting re payment of subs, auditions and rehearsals etc.
Please note that our AGM is 17th October so rehearsal will start slightly later on that night.
West Side Story in 2017
For 2017 the show chosen is West Side Story. Show dates 2nd - 6th May 2017 (inc matinee) at the Grand Theatre, Lancaster.
Suzanne Ward will produce this show, following in the footsteps of her mum Peggy Brierley, who produced this show for LADOS in 1987. So from Eastwick we fly south to New York.
More details soon.
Our new website
Those lovely people at AGMTEK have given us a brand new website, which will help you keep up to date with everything LADOS when at home and when out and about on your mobile!
Full details of our new 'responsive' website coming soon!
2016 Show Announced
LADOS is proud to announce that their 2016 production is the Local Amateur Premiere of The Witches of Eastwick
Book & Lyrics by John Dempsey
Based on the novel by John Updike and the Warner Bros. Motion Picture
Music by Dana P. Rowe
New orchestrations by Chris Egan and Christopher Jahnke
Original orchestrations by William David Brohn
Originally produced on the London stage by Cameron Mackintosh
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL and CAMERON MACKINTOSH LTD.
In the tiny New England town of Eastwick, Rhode Island, three modern day witches innocently plot and conjure over a heady brew of weak martinis and peanut butter brownies. But when their longings are made flesh in the arrival of one Darryl Van Horne, all Hell breaks loose. Quite literally.
Dana Rowe and John Dempsey's stage musical of the smash hit movie was originally produced at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and Prince of Wales Theatre by Cameron Mackintosh during 2000 and 2001. The show was re-written for a successful UK tour which starred Marti Pellow.
Showing at the Grand Theatre, Lancaster, from Tuesday 3rd May to Saturday 7th May 2016 at 7.30pm, Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm
Ticket Prices : Tuesday £10.00
All Other Performances £12.00
Party Booking Rates Available
Box Office: Tel. 01524 64695
Online from: www.lancastergrand.co.uk
Our rehearsals for the 2016 production of The Witches of Eastwick started on 16th November 2015 at The Priory Hall (off Castle Hill), Lancaster and we welcome members both old and new, but please be advised the minimum age is 16+ on 29th February 2016.
Auditions took place on 29th and 30th November 2015 and the show is now cast.
Anyone wishing to join us can contact Audrey Tarney (Secretary) for any further information.
Rehearsals are held on Monday (usually full cast) and Thursday (usually principals and others as called) evenings at 7.30pm and also possibly on Sunday afternoons as called.
Please note that membership fees must be paid to our Membership Secretary.