LADOS present 'Elf, The Musical' at the Grand Theatre, Lancaster - Tuesday 4th - Saturday 8th May 2021

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The Committee have taken the difficult decision to cancel "Hairspray".

In light of recent developments, we checked with the rightsholders and we were advised we could proceed with the show but should endeavour to keep within the characterisations as scripted. We tried to recruit black actors for named parts and chorus but we had little success and we realise it would be wrong for us to proceed with an all white cast in the present climate.

Had it not been for Covid-19, our fabulous cast would have staged what promissed to be a stunning show just over 4 weeks ago. We initially rescheduled for September and then moved into next year but unfortunately this time it was just not meant to be.

The Grand Theatre will process refunds in due course for tickets booked via their box office (online or on the phone). Anyone who has booked tickets via a LADOS member and paid should speak to that member.

Now looking forward to 2021 and the hope that theatre will return! We are now planning to head 'up North', way up North to the North Pole to bring Elf, The Musical to the Grand Theatre, Lancaster, from Tuesday 4th - Saturday 8th May 2021! Based on the New Line Cinema film, this will be something a little different for the Grand in May.

We are monitoring the current Covid-19 situation closely and will announce details of auditions and rehearsals as Government advice permits.

LADOS supports Rosemere Cancer FoundationIn memory of a true LADOS Superstar, Roger Bradley, we are proud to support Rosemere Cancer Foundation in 2019.

Roger Bradley, LADOS Roger Bradley in the 1996 LADOS production of Jesus Christ Superstar

Roger first appeared on the LADOS stage as Diesel in our 1987 production of West Side Story, directing Chess in 2004 and appearing in every production up to his final curtain call in Hot Mikado in 2006.

Arguably his most notable role was that of Jesus of Nazareth in our 1996 production of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Lancaster Grand which he reprised for our 2002 production at the Lancaster Priory.

After 20 show-stopping years with LADOS Roger sadly died in 2007 from Melanoma.

Latest LADOS News...

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Announcing our 2021 production

We're heading to the North Pole for "Elf, The Musical" in May 2021

Monday 8th June 2020


The Committee have taken the difficult decision to cancel "Hairspray".

LADOS 2020 Cancelled Production

LADOS 2020 Production was 'Hairspray

LADOS 2019 Production

LADOS 2019 production was 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

LADOS 2018 Production

LADOS 2018 production was 'Kiss Me, Kate'
National Operatic and Dramatic Association NODA