Welcome to LADOS Online
Josh Utting (left) and James Shields×
On behalf of Lancaster Amateur Dramatic & Operatic Society we bid you a warm welcome to our 'foyer' on the Internet. Read all about our long history, our past productions and our latest endeavours.
Following our 2018 production of Cole Porters' Kiss Me, Kate rehearsals are now underway for our 2019 production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's legendary rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar at the Grand Theatre Lancaster 7th - 11th May 2019.
Jess Turton (Mary Magdalene), James Shields (Judas) and Josh Utting (Jesus)×
Making his LADOS debut, Josh Utting is Jesus of Nazareth alongside the return of James Shields as Judas Iscariot and Jess Turton as Mary Magdalene. Produced and Directed by Suzanne and Kevin Ward, Musical Direction by Angela Potter and Choreography by Holly Brown.
What's the buzz on Jesus Christ Superstar?
In 1996 we were the first amateur society to be given permission to produce Jesus Christ Superstar, which up to then had only been granted to schools and church groups. This was followed in 2002 by a production in the unique setting of Lancaster Priory.
And now, for the third time we, together with a stellar cast, have just one thing on our minds... delivering six Superstar performances from 7th - 11th May! Book Now
Roger first appeared on the LADOS stage as Diesel in our 1987 production of West Side Story, directing Chess in 2004 and appearing in every production up to his final curtain call in Hot Mikado in 2006.
Arguably his most notable role was that of Jesus of Nazareth in our 1996 production of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Lancaster Grand which he reprised for our 2002 production at the Lancaster Priory.
Latest LADOS News...
LADOS "Kiss Me, Kate" wins Best Musical 2018
LADOS won BEST MUSICAL 2018 for our - too darn hot - production of "Kiss me, Kate", on a successful night at the NODA Region 11 Awards Dinner.
Another new rehearsal room...
From Monday 14th January our new Rehearsal Room is St. Paul's Hala Centre, Hala Square, Scotforth, Lancaster, LA1 4RW. How to get there