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Wincanton Amateur Dramatic Society started in September 2000 by Jan Waldock.

The group were known then as the Wincanton Wannabes and our first production was Robin Hood and Babes in the wood. This was performed at the community church in February half term of 2001.                     

Rehearsals were in the Old Priory Rooms behind the Catholic Church and we would meet every Sunday afternoon and Wednesday evening.

The society then moved to Wincanton Memorial Hall and have stayed there since. We now meet every Sunday afternoon / evening  from September to February working on our next production that is chosen at our AGM.

We have had a few Chair people on the committee that have changed over the years, Jan, Leslie, Len, Mike and now Jayne. These people have worked hard to keep the society going.

We have performed a Pantomime every year up to 2020 except on when a family tragedy prevented us from doing so.

As we grow we are looking on putting more shows other than just pantomime which would include a summer show.   

We spend a lot of time at social events helping the community raise money and are often seen at the local karaoke night or having a film night of our most recent panto.

Wads are not just a amateur dramatic society, they are a family. 

Wincanton Amateur Dramatic Society has now been running for 20 years and have thrilled and excited children, parents and grandparents alike over those years with their colour costumes, fantastic scenery and imaginative sound and lighting to create a world of wonder and magic.

We have a strong committee of people that are all concerned with creating the best possible experience for the audience members.

Over the years this committee has changed due to people moving away, no longer being able to help as much as they did or sadly no longer with us. But these people live on in spirit in what they helped to create and helps us move on to more exciting productions year after year as the new members joining.

With members ageing from 7 to 70 we are sure that WADS will still be going in generations to come.

Current Committee Members

Chair Person
Jayne Bentley
Treasurer
Brian Sales
Secretary
Elle Chub
Fundraising
All Members
Child Liaison
Jazmine Radford
Social Media
Paul Adams
Publicity
All Members
Memberships
Luke Read
Social Secretaries
Amanda Graffham & Charlie Bentley
WADS AGM is open to all and a great time to see what we are all about. If you like what you see and would like to join us all you have to do is speak to Luke about membership and then you will be able to join us for auditions (if you want to be on the stage) or at our rehearsals from September if you want to be part of out tech or backstage crew. 
Membership Prices
Child £10 Adult £20 or Family Membership £35 
Every Performance we perform we do a a collection at the end. This collection goes toward a worthy causes to help charities raise a little more money to help them continue with the good work that they do.
At this years 2022 Pantomime of Robin Hood & the Babes in the Wood we were collecting for two very good causes. Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance & HAE UK. Over three performances Wincanton Amateur Dramatic Society raised the total of.

£145.31

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