THEATRE. MADE IN MANCHESTER

EST: 1955

South Manchester AOS
South Manchester AOS2 weeks ago
We're going to be playing our version the nations favourite guessing game!
More details of how to sign up as a singer coming soon!

Think you can guess who we are just from our voices and a few clues?? ...You'll be able to see for yourself on Sunday 7th March (evening).

Singers: Get thinking of what your clues could be and what song you'd sing (can be any genre). Details of how to sign up will be with you soon!

#WhoAreYah
South Manchester AOS
South Manchester AOS2 months ago
It certainly hasn’t been the year anyone expected it to be with our curtains being forced to fall, our ghost lights being switched on and no limelight at the end of the tunnel. However, we're eagerly looking forward to the return of theatre in 2021 and feel that's something to celebrate and raise a glass to this evening!

In the meantime, we'd like to wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year!
South Manchester AOS
South Manchester AOS2 months ago
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of one of our respected and much loved veterans.

ROD ASHMAN passed away yesterday lunchtime (Tuesday 22nd December).

Rod has been a valued and treasured member of South Manchester AOS since he joined our ranks in 1961 to take part in the chorus of 'Princess Ida'. Rod played many roles on our stage including Mr Bumble, Lazar Wolf, Horace Vandergelder, Buffalo Bill and Colonel Pickering all of which are just a few of his personal favourites.

Rod's off stage credits with us are equally fixed as a Director too, a role which was regularly shared with his wife, Dolly. His directorial debut was 'Viva Mexico' for us in 1972. 'The Merry Widow', 'The Sound Of Music', 'Calamity Jane', 'Die Fledermaus' and 'Oklahoma!' followed and are just a few South Manchester AOS productions led with Rod and Dolly at the helm.

Rod completely embraced his time as a member - a regular face (and voice) amongst the Chorus, played Principal Roles, Director, Crew, Front of House worker, Social Committee member and spent time on our Exec Board as Vice Chairman and as Chairman.
Socially he hosted many coffee mornings but probably most renowned (as I'm sure many of our members will remember) for his favourite annual social fundraiser where he hosted and called at Barn Dances.

A natural entertainer and host, he was always an affable compere for many of our fundraising concerts. It was a joy to listen to him between acts, especially when we used to do the 'Old-Time Music Hall' revues.

A true gentleman. Almost 60 years he gave service and support to our society and will be fondly remembered amongst so many of us.

Treasured in our hearts you’ll stay.

Rest In Peace x
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We challenged a handful of our members to dramatise song lyrics.
Here's Tom Guest's enactment of an Elton John floor filler!

Enjoy x

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