WADAMS was founded on 1st June 1964 under the Chairmanship of Dr Peter Gladders, and is now approaching its 50th year. The society has always regarded itself as being a part of the life of the community, and willingly undertakes requests to entertain various groups and organisations. There has always been a shortage of men in the society but nevertheless the productions presented have not lacked in general appeal or variety. We have produced drama, comedy, farce and musicals. However, general support from the public for drama is not as good as it is for musical and revue type of productions.

There are usually two main productions a year, with three performances, play in June/July with a pantomime  at the beginning of December.Our first pantomime was staged in 1975 and was originally a biannual affair. Due to popular demand, pantomimes are now annual events. In recent years these have been written by our own talented writers. In addition, the Juniors perform an annual production of their own.

WADAMS is a keen entrant in the Swindon One Act Festival and has won several awards. This does not mean that new members have to be experienced actors, as we have several in house training sessions per year. The society members involved are in all aspects of putting on a production, set construction, costumes, front of house, and publicity.

It is not all work with us! There are several social activities during the year. We hold a barbeque during the summer and the occasional skittle evening, of course there is the Christmas dinner after the pantomime. These occasions allow for members to meet and catch up in convivial situations.

The strength of WADAMS has always been the enthusiasm and friendliness of its members; and enthusiasm and friendliness which is transmitted to and appreciated by the society's audiences. Everyone is welcome at WADAMS, in whatever capacity they wish to undertake. Further information can be obtained from any committee member or call the secretary on 01793 825645, or come along to the Ellendune Hall at Wroughton on a Wednesday evening from 7-30 pm for the adults or 6-30pm for the Juniors.

Tickets: tickets@wadamsdrama.org.uk

Secretary: secretary@wadamdrama.org.uk

Website admin: admin@wadamsdrama.org.uk