Welcome to WADS

Woodcote Amateur Dramatic Society (WADS) was founded in 1965 and has an established reputation for staging musical/Drama/Panto theatre productions that are of an exceptional standard using talent from in and around Woodcote.

We are an enthusiastic friendly group and we stage productions in spring and autumn and these include a varied selection of entertainment. Recent years have seen a number of successful murder mystery evenings, various revues, plenty of comedies, and some musical evenings. We have in the past staged an annual pantomime which was extremely popular locally but since the Covid Pandemic we have been unable to run this event. We are hoping to revise the traditional pantomime this year.



Our Next Show

Since our record-breaking production of An Amateur Killer last November, WADS have certainly not been resting on their laurels or basking in the glory. Oh no, it’s straight on to the next adventure!

WADS proudly present an evening of three plays. Yes, it’s a TRIPLE BILL!

MAY 16th/17th/18th

TKTS £12

8pm Start

Doors open 7.15pm

Call Box Office 07956 136 750 (Opens April 1st)



The Attic by Robert Scott

This little chiller of a ghost story is set in, you guessed it, the attic of the suburban home of Demi and Callum. What are the strange creepy noises and what’s the story behind the half-written letter Demi finds? Is it a confession to a murder? You will be shaken to the core as the answers are revealed!


Carrot by David Tristram

A short fast paced comedy. The manager of an engineering firm tries desperately to negotiate new terms with the staunch, no-nonsense leader do the workers union. Can he succeed without pulling all his hair out in frustration!


White Lies by Richard James

Anne award winning comedy. Old university friends arrange a thirty-year reunion. Is this a good idea though? Old rivalries and lies are revealed to make it a very uncomfortable evening for some. Full of witty lines and the odd quirky character make this little comedy a gem!

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Join WADS and have FUN!

If you are reading this, it is likely that you share our passion for the theatre. Whether you are keen on playwriting, acting, sound and lighting, set building, costumes, make-up or any other aspect of amateur dramatics – WADS is the place for you!

All Ages, young and old are most welcome
No previous experience needed

  • Terry Sopp
    A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who helped make Murder Weekend such a big success. It was a very enjoyable experience with a happy cast and crew. I received lots of positive comments while mingling with the audience. Hopefully, especially to those who had very little or no experience it left you wanting to do more!
    Terry Sopp
  • Scott Jennings
    Played drums on this production with Pete Mash on piano WADS have gone from strength to strength!
    Scott Jennings
  • James Mathers
    I very much enjoyed the panto, and I miss it, and you all very much. Can't wait till the next one. Thanks to everyone who, as always, made a lowly Caversham dweller so welcome. I love the village atmosphere and community. Not to mention working with the many great Thespians.
    James Mathers
  • Thank you for letting me join in the WADS panto, I thoroughly enjoyed it and share the comments of others in congratulating all concerned.
    Richard Farmer
  • Not forgetting Carol's golden fingers The memory of her magical playing still lingers!
    Kathy Laughton