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2002 - Review: A Decade of KODYS

Taken From The Kidderminster Shuttle November 28th 2002 THE future of amateur operatics in Kidderminster looks safe in the hands of these talented youngsters. They looked back at productions over the 10 years since they formed, having developed into a group able to provide quality entertainment. Under Sue Preece’s musical direction, we were treated to [...]

2002 - Review: The Mating Game

Taken From The Kidderminster Shuttle September 12th 2002 THE action revolves around Draycott Harris, a successful television chat-show host, who, contrary to his image, has had no luck with women. He fails to notice that his secretary, Julia, is in love with him. Thom Gordon played the part of Draycott competently, showing great promise. As [...]

2002 - NODA Review: Honk!

Kidderminster Operatic & Dramatic Society Youth Section Honk! Director: Julian Richards Assistant Director: Callum McArthur Musical Director: Sue Preece Choreographers: Wendy Richards and Hannah McCormack Venue: Stourport Civic Centre The saying goes ‘never work with children or animals’ but what happens when the show calls for children and animals? The show is ‘Honk’, the story [...]

2002 - Review: Honk!

Taken From The Kidderminster Shuttle July 25th 2002 BASED on Hans Andersen’s fairy tale, this is certainly not an “Ugly Duckling” of a show – it is most definitely a swan. Performed for the first time in Worcestershire by Kidderminster Operatic and Dramatic Society Youth Section, this musical is funny and happy, but manages to [...]

2002 - NODA Review: Carousel

Kidderminster Operatic & Dramatic Society Carousel Director: Pat Scully Musical Director: John Griswold Choreographer: Wendy Richards Venue: The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster Callum McArthur gave us a different type of Billy Bigelow, he played him very laid back with a devil don’t care attitude and sand the very difficult song Soliloquy very well. Hannah McCormack made [...]

2002 - Review: Carousel

Taken From The Kidderminster Shuttle March 7th 2002 IT’S rather like visiting an old friend to see a production of this wonderful Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, and the KODS’ latest version does not disappoint. There were good performances by the always reliable Claire Hadland as Aunt Nettie, John Hutton as Mr Snow, and Chris Paine [...]