LADOS present 'Hairspray' at the Grand Theatre, Lancaster, 5th - 9th May 2020

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Our 2019 production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's legendary rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar was at the Grand Theatre, Lancaster 7th - 11th May 2019. See full details of this spectacular production.


Making his LADOS debut, Josh Utting is Jesus of Nazareth alongside the return of James Shields as Judas Iscariot, Jess Turton as Mary Magdalene and Robbie Love as Pontius Pilate. Produced and Directed by Suzanne and Kevin Ward, Musical Direction by Angela Potter and Choreography by Holly Brown.

LADOS 2015 Production of 'Hairspray'
LADOS 2015 Production of 'Hairspray'
LADOS 2015 Production of 'Hairspray'
LADOS 2015 Production of 'Hairspray'

And now we fly 5,865 miles west from Jerusalem to Baltimore and jump forward 1,929 years to 1962 for our 2020 production of the hit Broadway musical Hairspray... welcome back to the 60's, at the Lancaster Grand, Tuesday 5th May - Saturday 9th May 2020.

Rehearsals start on Monday 7th October 2019. More details will be released soon.

LADOS supports Rosemere Cancer FoundationIn memory of a true LADOS Superstar, Roger Bradley, we are proud to support Rosemere Cancer Foundation in 2019.

Roger Bradley, LADOS Roger Bradley in the 1996 LADOS production of Jesus Christ Superstar

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.

After 20 show-stopping years with LADOS Roger sadly died in 2007 from Melanoma.

Latest LADOS News...

Monday 22nd July 2019

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 29th July 2019.

Monday 6th May 2019

Jess wins Best Female Comedy Performance

... at the NODA NW Region Awards for her role as Kate in the 2018 LADOS production of "Kiss Me, Kate"

LADOS 2019 Production

LADOS 2019 production was 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

LADOS 2018 Production

LADOS 2018 production was 'Kiss Me, Kate'

LADOS 2017 Production

LADOS 2017 Production was 'West Side Story
National Operatic and Dramatic Association NODA