Abergavenny Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (AAODS) are making their much anticipated, live return to Abergavenny on the 12th and 13th of November after an extended break due to Covid.

It’s been a tough 18 months for this popular local group that last performed in person in October 2019 at the Borough Theatre with an award-winning production of The Addams Family. AAODS were forced to cancel their planned 2020 shows, Chicago & High School Musical because of the pandemic. That isn’t to say they haven’t been busy, making the innovative decision to produce a virtual show in April of this year they uploaded to social media receiving hundreds of views.

The group are very excited to be returning with ’All Together Now!’ A global event celebrating local theatre. The show will be taking place November 12th and 13th in Holy Trinity Church, Abergavenny. The revue will feature 15 musical performances from some of the best-loved musicals of all time. Including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray, Mary Poppins, Les Miserables and many more!

AAODS Chair Meg Trinder said "We are thrilled that theatre is able to return to Abergavenny and that we’ve been able to reunite our members for this show. It feels fantastic to be back rehearsing together and singing so many feel good numbers after a long 18 months apart." Med added, "that performers will be taking lateral flow tests before each show - audiences will need to wear masks for the duration and we will have track and trace, ventilation and one way systems implanted and supported by stewards."

AAODS are also very excited to announce their upcoming shows for 2022. In October 2022 there will be a joint junior and senior production of Shrek the Musical. But, before that, the award-winning junior section will be performing the youth edition of We Will Rock You in April 2022 with registration taking place on December 6th at 7.00 pm in Abergavenny Football Club.

Any questions regarding the safety measures, the upcoming shows, or how to join please do not hesitate to get in touch with AAODS via their Facebook page. Tickets are available from The Borough Theatre Box Office on 01873 850805 or online at www.boroughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk