WWAOS is based at The Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Walton on Thames, where our performances are staged and where most of
our rehearsals take place. The Society was formed in 1925 and, apart
from the war years, has staged productions every year and now has over
130 to its credit.
We are a friendly and enthusiastic society, performing two main musical
shows each year plus Music Hall and Compilation shows.
It's not all hard work, there is a tremendous amount of fun and
enjoyment and we are always looking for new members to share this with
us, both on stage and as crew, lighting etc. We aim to produce good
quality performances in a social and convivial atmosphere. Our rehearsal
nights are generally on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with the occasional
Sunday nearer to a show week. Our main shows run Monday to Saturday,
with a Saturday matinee. WWAOS is affiliated to the National Operatic
and Dramatic Association (NODA).
The Cecil Hepworth Playhouse has been used to stage all of our productions, except for three shows in 1965/66 when,
due to fire damage, they were produced at Halliford School, Shepperton.
The building was originally owned and built by Cecil Hepworth, who ran
the film studios. It was the power generating house for the studios. In
1925 it was bought privately and turned into a hall/theatre. Later it
was acquired by the local Borough Council, and is let out for public
shows and events. It is a stand-alone building which has the ambience of
a small theatre and now has raised rear seating. It boasts a bar room,
and there is easy access for disabled patrons.
For directions to the Cecil Hepworth Playhouse for WWAOS shows please see "Where
To Find Us"
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