100 not out for Brixham Operatic and Dramatic Society

Torbay Weekly

Brixham Library’s ‘The Ledge’ display space is alive with all the colour and history of the theatre.

Brixham Operatic & Dramatic Society celebrates its centenary and to start a year of special activities, they have been displaying  their impressive record of productions in the town during January and will continue with more of the same in February.

There is even a ‘body in the library’ in the form of the panto character, Abanazer from Aladdin on display, together with photographs dating from 1924, a timeline of BOADS’ history and colourful programmes and posters from past productions.

BOADS has always been about community and many Brixham families have taken part in their shows down the years from 1922, when their first musical operetta was Pearl the Fishermaiden.

Since then, apart from war years and Covid, they have an unbroken record of presenting plays, pantos, choral work and musicals up to the current day.

This year will be no different with their pantomime, Sleeping Beauty coming up in the February school half-term at Brixham Theatre.

A book entitled Brixham Operatic & Dramatic Society – A Centenary Celebration, is about to be published and other events are in the pipeline for the summer plus their annual musical production and a Centenary Dinner later in the year.

BOADS also has information leaflets available in the library’s foyer – so if you are interested in ‘treading the boards’ do come along and get one – and enjoy this exciting display of Brixham’s own dramatic society’s eventful history.

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