Another spooktacular success for PODS
For a society as long lived as Peterborough Operatic and Dramatic Society, resting on laurels of past success and following routes of the popular repertoire of musicals is one option. With ‘The Witches of Eastwick’ last year and ‘The Addams Family’ this year, PODS show every other Am dram musical group in the country how it should be done: select new and challenging material, stretch your cast and audience with difficult scores and lesser known works and in doing so, attract a younger demographic to your membership and your following. Add some inspirational direction, top class performances worthy of a West End stage and a company brimming with confidence and energy… and what have you got? That magic and mysterious spell cast over an auditorium which makes for great theatre as opposed to shows where the apology is intoned as ‘Well they’re only amateurs!’ 1

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