Entertaining those crowds since 1933!

The cast of Wombwell Operatic Society's production of Calamity Jane, from 2006.

The cast of Wombwell Operatic Society's production of Calamity Jane, from 2006.

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THOUSANDS of am dram fans from across the Dearne have been entertained by its ranks for eight decades.

Reporter Sally Burton looks at the success of a community’s theatre group and its hopes for the future.

FEW amateur dramatic companies are quite so entrenched in their community as Wombwell Operatic Society.

The company was founded in 1933 so is currently celebrating its 80th anniversary. Its 1934 opening production was The Mikado, and each performance since has never failed to put bums on seats.

 

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