• Patience
  • Silas Marner
  • Photo by Mick Mercer
  • Patience
  • Silas Marner
  • The Beggar's Opera
  • The Beggar's Opera
  • The Beggar's Opera
  • Little Grimley presents Strictly Sex Factor (on Ice)
  • The Rats by Agatha Christie
  • Silas Marner

Welcome

This is the website of Betchworth Operatic and Dramatic Society, commonly known as 'BODS'. We are a friendly society with a long tradition of high-quality music and drama productions at Betchworth Memorial Hall (between Reigate and Dorking) as well as varied social events. Feel free to explore information here about our history, past productions and future plans. Then come and join us !

Dates for your diary

AGM and quiz
Tue 26th Mar 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Shakespeare workshop
Sat 18th May 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Merry Widow intro
Tue 4th Jun 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm

Teas on the Green
Sun 4th Aug 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Merry Widow - performance
Wed 13th Nov 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Merry Widow - performance
Thu 14th Nov 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Merry Widow - performance
Fri 15th Nov 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Merry Widow - performance
Sat 16th Nov 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Next event

Please check back here for news of our next production when available. In November 2019 we plan to stage The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar, directed by Alison Cooper

News (most recent first)

Shakespeare workshop
Sunday, 24 March 2019

Although there's no actual show planned for May, we've arranged a special one-day acting workshop on Saturday 18th May, to be led by RSC and NODA summer-school voice coach Michael Corbidge

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Thespis review
Monday, 07 January 2019

Jon Fox reviewed Thespis for NODA and commented "I found this rarely performed piece a resounding success. The show had pace, continuity, constant humour, pathos, a fine cast and well used stage craft." 

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Thespis photos
Saturday, 24 November 2018

Following our successful production of Thespis, the 'lost' G&S opera, Mick Mercer's excellent dress-rehearsal photos are here

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