Spotlight on local amateur dramatics

Members of the South Shields Amateur Operatic Society. How many of them can you name?
Members of the South Shields Amateur Operatic Society. How many of them can you name?

Whether they’re in make-up and costume or dressed in ‘civvies’, there’s no disguising the delight on the faces of these amateur thespians.

Members of the South Shields Amateur Operatic Society, they were pictured over the years performing in various shows or simply lining up for the camera in a wonderful stage shot.

Taking a bow after a pantomime. Do you know the show or the year? What about the players?

Taking a bow after a pantomime. Do you know the show or the year? What about the players?

From a 1982 performance of Godspell, to a pantomime and on to 1985, and a production of Mame, they certainly seem to have a great time, putting on a show for local people.

What are your memories of either being on stage or in the audience for these and other shows?

How many of the society’s members do you recognise?

The society's junior section who took part in Godspell in 1982. What are your memories?

The society's junior section who took part in Godspell in 1982. What are your memories?