Past productions

This is intended to be a complete list of productions since BODS was established. At present photos and detailed information are only available for shows since 2003, and this can be found in the dropdown menu. We hope to add pages for older shows as well

1936    Ghost Train

1937    Patience; Service

1938    The Mikado; Tilly of Bloomsbury

1939    Iolanthe

1940    Patience

1946    Cuckoo in the Nest

1947    The Pirates of Penzance; Nothing but the Truth

1948    The Mikado; The Fourth Wall

1949    Rookery Nook; Ruddigore; The Middle Watch

1950    The Yeomen of the Guard; Distinguished Gathering

1951    H.M.S. Pinafore; *Five at the George; Soldier for Christmas

1952    *A Bride in Samaria; Ruddigore; Dear Octopus

1953    *Festival Day; The Mikado; Here We Come Gathering

1954    *Birds of Passage; The Sorcerer; Well Caught

1955    *The Roving Woman; Patience: The Late Christopher Bean

1956    *Act II, The Late Christopher Bean; Trial by Jury & The Pirates of Penzance; A Cuckoo in the Nest

1957    Iolanthe; This Happy Breed

1958    *The Last Victory; Utopia Ltd; Waiting for Gillian

1959    +*Mr Sampson; The Gondoliers; Bonaventure

1960    *The Merry Wives of Windsor; Princess Ida; Sailor Beware

1961    *Nicodemus; Bastien & Bastienne and The Conspiritors; The Chiltern Hundreds

1962    *The Price of Perfection; H.M.S. Pinafore; Blithe Spirit

1963    *Love on a Matchstick Spent; The Sorcerer; Dolphins Rampant

1964    *The Sky is Overcast; Cox & Box and Trial By Jury; The Importance of Being Earnest

1965    *Private Lives; The Yeomen of the Guard; The Shop at Sly Corner

1966    *Act II, The Importance of Being Earnest; The Mikado; Trelawney of the Wells

1967    *Act I, Trelawney of the Wells; Ruddigore; See How They Run; Quiet Week-End

1968    *Fumed Oak; Patience; Breath of Spring

1969    *A Resounding Tinkle; The Gondoliers; The Apple Cart

1970    *Hands Across the Sea; Iolanthe; The Noble Spaniard

1971    *Act 1, The Family Reunion; The Sorcerer; The Blue Goose

1972    *The Crimson Coconut; The Mikado; The Rape of the Belt

1973    *Boy Dudgeon; The Grand Duke

1974     *Act 1,The Lady's not for Burning; Pirates of Penzance; The Life of Hercules, Page 1 & The Real Inspector Hound

1975    *Sganarelle; HMS Pinafore

1976     *Act 1 The Life and Death of Almost Everybody; Patience

1977     Utopia Limited, *The White Liars

1978    *The Hole; Ruddigore ; How the Other Half Loves

1979    *A Resounding Tinkle; The Yeomen of the Guard; Murder in Company

1980    *+A Phoenix Too Frequent; The Gondoliers; Ring Round the Moon

1981    *The Tinker’s Wedding; Iolanthe; Everything in the Garden

1982    *Sophocles; The Mikado; Hay Fever

1983    * Festival Nightmare; Sleeping Beauty; Princess Ida; The Ghost Train

1984    Beauty and the Beast; HMS Pinafore; The Murder of Maria Marten

1985    The Proposal; Trial by Jury & The Sorcerer; Barefoot in the Park

1986    *The Public Eye; The Gondoliers; Jubilee Concert; Salad Days

1987    The Pirates of Penzance; The Day after the Fair

1988    Free as Air; A Pack of Lies

1989    Patience; Absent Friends

1990    The Gypsy Baron; The White Sheep of the Family

1991    Jack the Ripper; A Musical Evening with BODS

1992    The Yeomen of the Guard; Too Long an Autumn; Present Laughter; Carol Concert

1993    Iolanthe; Steel Magnolias

1994    The Red and Black Revue; Trial by Jury- the Full Story; Separate Tables;Christmas Concert

1995    All That Jazz; Just Between Ourselves

1996    Separate Tables; Cold Comfort Farm; The Constant Wife; Jubilee Concert

1997    BODS in May; The Enquiry

1998    Aspects of Love; My Fair Lady; Joining the Club & Last Tango in Little Grimley; Olde Tyme Music Hall

1999    Last Panto in Little Grimley & Brenton v Brenton; The Story of Gilbert & Sullivan; An Inspector Calls; The Great British Musical

2000    Dead Nice; Interior Designs; Patience

2001    No, No, Nanette!; The Cemetary Club

2002    Olde Tyme Music Hall; Ruddygore

2003    HMS Pinafore (incorporating Trial by Jury);Move Over, Mrs. Markham; Olde Tyme Music Hall

2004    The Mikado (or the Bank of Titipu); Blithe Spirit

2005    Christopher Columbus; 50's Showtime

2006    The Pirates of Penzance (ou Les Pirates de Mont St Michel); Round and Round the Garden

2007    The Merry Widow; Don’t Dress for Dinner

2008    The Gondoliers; Fish Out of Water

2009    Viva Mexico!

2010    Beauty & the Beast; Don’t Mention the Dream & Work in Progress, Iolanthe

2011    Betchworth Remembers, Santa in Space

2013    The Sorcerer, The Zoo and Cinderella

2014    The Rats & Little Grimley presents Strictly Sex Factor, The Beggar's Opera

2015    Connections and Yeomen of the Guard

2016    Mixed Doubles and Silas Marner the Musical

2017   A Handful of Plays, Patience

2018  The 39 Steps, Thespis

2019  The Merry Widow

2021  All Time Music Hall

2022  The Government Inspector, The Mikado

2023  Murder on the Nile

* = Festival Entry

+ = Category Winner