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2017 - Review: Cats

Kidderminster Operatic & Dramatic Youth Section Rose Theatre, Kidderminster ONE word can describe this production – WOW! It was good to see a full house for this truly breathtaking performance by the youngsters and if this is a sign of things to come, the future of am-dram in Kidderminster is in safe hands. Dan Richards [...]

2017 - Review: Kiss Me, Kate

REVIEW: Kiss Me, Kate – Rose Theatre, Kidderminster The Society has again excelled with this superb production of Cole Porter’s wonderful musical. There were a few first night nerves, but the show soon settled to a near faultless production. The cast is led by Julian Richards as Fred / Petrucio, as always giving a sound [...]

2016 - Review: Play On!

Review: Play On! – The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster The cast for this production were superb – but the play itself us not. Play On! is about a group of amateur actors putting on a play, and just about everything goes wrong. Not a new concept – and it has been done better. The play is [...]

2016 - Review: Little Shop of Horrors

REVIEW: Little Shop of Horrors – Rose Theatre, Kidderminster The youngsters never fail to entertain, so obviously enjoying every minute of their shows, and this is certainly no exception This is always a fun show, despite being absolutely ridiculous, but KODYS performed it superbly, and the musical numbers were a delight Josh Haywood was terrific [...]

2016 - NODA Review: 42nd Street

Kidderminster Operatic and Dramatic Society 42nd Street Musical Reviewed by: Trevor Guest Friday 18 March 2016 The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster Director: Pat Scully Musical Director: Chris Passey Choreographer: Kathryn Painter and Molly Parmenter This is KODS Centenary Year and 42nd Street was a fitting salutation to all the previous one hundred and seven musicals and [...]

2016 - Review: 42nd Street

REVIEW: 42nd Street – Rose Theatre, Kidderminster THIS is an all-singing/all-dancing happy show, and I am certain every member of the audience left the theatre in high spirits. Indeed, some people were singing as they left the auditorium. The story tells of a young hopeful, who joins the chorus and is accelerated into stardom when she [...]

2015 - NODA Review: Pardon Me, Prime Minister

Kidderminster Operatic and Dramatic Society Pardon Me, Prime Minister Play Reviewed by: Trevor Guest Wednesday 9 September 2015 Rose Theatre, Kidderminster Producer/Director: Pat Scully Kidderminster Operatic & Operatic Society Pardon Me, Prime Minister The curtain opened on a superb set of the Prime Minsters office, designed andconstructed by Members of  KODS. The set needed to be robust [...]

2015 - Shuttle Review: All Shook Up

REVIEW: All Shook Up – Rose Theatre, Kidderminster As the title suggests, this show is packed full of Elvis Presley hits. The storyline is terribly week, with everyone being in love with someone, and most of them changing their minds by the end! That’s it, briefly. However, some superb renditions of those old hits made [...]

2015 - NODA Review: All Shook Up

Kidderminster Operatic and Dramatic Youth Section All Shook Up Musical (Youth) Reviewed by: Trevor Guest Thursday 25 June 2015 Rose Theatre, Kidderminster Producer/Director: Doug Forrester Musical Director: Russell Painter Choreographer: Cheryl Skidmore Kidderminster Operatic & Dramatic Society Youth Section “All Shook Up”- Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley was a  new production to [...]

2015 - Shuttle Review: Me and My Girl

From The Kidderminster Shuttle March 13th 2015 REVIEW: ME and My Girl – Rose Theatre, Kidderminster WHAT a “feel good” show. There are some great, lively songs in his happy show, which includes the show-stopping ‘Lambeth Walk’. The choreography for this, with the entire cast on the small Rose stage, was superb. Congratulations to Cheryl [...]

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