Introduction

PODS was founded 25 years ago on the 25th of January 1989 when Judy and Stuart Megarry held an inaugural meeting having posted leaflets around the town. Twenty five years and 64 shows later PODS is still going strong and now affiliated with Number 8 the arts centre in Pershore as the resident company. There is also a youth group PODYS.

A 25Year Celebration was held at Puckrup Hall on the anniversary of the inaugural meeting 25th January 2014. This included a red carpet entry, and a drink, 3 course dinner, and dancing to a live band. This was organised by Maxine Cook and Carrie Oakly. Everybody enjoyed themselves. All members and former members and their families band performers stage crew etc. were welcome. and a hundred or so attended

June 2014: After our success in the Panto Robin Hood in December 2013 PODYS in spring 2014 performed The Pyjama Game. PODS performed the musical Pickwick in the following summer. The show was directed by Sue Price. Based on the humorous first novel by Charles Dickens with numerous memorable characters. The audience feedback was that these were great shows..

Christmas 2014: PODS Christmas Celebration directed by Judy Megarry and Andrew Hemming as musical Director.  This is now in rehearsal and also promises to be a great show. Tickets are now on sale

 

 

June 2015 In the spring PODYS will be showing High School Musical. In summer PODS will be doing Carousel directed by Maxine. Cook. Carousel is the second musical by the team of Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (book and lyrics. The story revolves around carousel barker Billy Bigelow, whose romance with millworker Julie Jordan comes at the price of both their jobs. He attempts a robbery to provide for Julie and their unborn child; after it goes wrong, he is given a chance to make things right. A secondary plot line deals with millworker Carrie Pipperidge and her romance with ambitious fisherman Enoch Snow. The show includes the well-known songs "If I Loved You", "June Is Bustin' Out All Over" and "You'll Never Walk Alone". Richard Rodgers later wrote that Carousel was his favourite of all his musicals.

There is also a "flickr" photo hosting site to which I will post all the pictures of social events and shows that I have, mainly from Peter Wilkinson, ( thank you Peter). I will add and/or change these monthly. To go directly to the show you want open "Albums". Here is the Link:-  PODS Show Photographs

 

 

 

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