WORCESTER OPERATIC & DRAMATIC SOCIETY YOUTH SECTION
Over 35 years of Musical Youth Theatre in Worcester - Inspiring the next generation of performers
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Roy Hudd gave a signed photograph of the cast of Coronation Street, which helped raise more than £700 for charity during the society’s production of Annie Get Your Gun Nicholas Parsons was the newsreader in WODYS’ Return To The Forbidden Planet   Antiques Roadshow expert Henry Sandon helped youngsters raise more than £2,000 for charity during WODYS’ production of Guys and Dolls Patricia Routledge – One Foot In The Grave – got involved when WODYS produced Hot Mikado and raised money for St Richard’s Hospice, of which she is a patron In 2013, mega-star Barry Manilow sent a good-luck photo and wished WODYS all the best with Copacabana.
Pam Jolley, who played Fruma Sarah in the 1998 production of Fiddler on the Roof, appeared at Malvern Theatres in the touring version of Blonde Bombshells of 1943. Simon Rowe, who took the lead role of Curly in WODYS’ 1996 staging of Oklahoma!, has had a leading role in both the West End and touring productions of Blood Brothers. Ellie Rutherford and Dawn Williams have appearing in the 2016 touring production of Mama Mia. Previously, Dawn as appeared in UK tours of Cats and Shrek the Musical. Lucy Phelps has been in Lay Down your Cross at the Hampstead theatre; Viva Forever in the West End. Her TV appearances include Skins, New Tricks and Midsomer Murders and Silent Witness. Mary Cox (stage name Mary Fox) was with the Cameron Mackintosh touring cast of Oliver! and in West End Men at the Vaudeville in London.
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