"Novel and engaging local theatre."

About Us

Born from a pack of wolves hungry for drama and song in the barren wasteland that is North Norfolk, our brave adventurers, led by a very organised committee, have decided to give up their spare time to pursue that very seductive creature called performance. They call this endeavour.. the Walsham Drama and Singing Group, or ' WDSG'.

Sing

Singalong to your favourite tunes with the Walsham Pub Singers. 

Act

Take to the stage, housed in our new home at the Congregational Hall in North Walsham. 

Create

Write a play, build a set, organise an event or visit the theatre with WDSG.

Performing with Friends

Capturing the beauty of performance. 
Creating an accessible platform for anyone to take part in. 
Developing stronger ties in our wonderful community of North Walsham. 

What's On

The Spring Show | A Variety Performance

'The Spring Show' is a compilation of amateur playlets, monologues, puppetry and music pieces presented by WDSG members from home.
It was premiered on YouTube on 10 April 2021.

WATCH THE SHOW HERE!

* The Spring Show - Performances *
Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes
The production contains flashing images, swearing and adult references.

Talking Sheds - Bert Sees in a New Year: Written by Andy and Caroline Aldridge. Performed by Andy Aldridge.
A Rum Runner Sea Shanty: Performed by Brian Meade.
Plastic: Written by Paul Self. Performed by Kerrie Self.
Right, Said Fred: Written by Myles Rudge and Ted Dicks. Performed by Tony Brown.
Communication: Written by Brian Meade. Performed by James Turner, Sarah Gibbons, Sheelagh Hopkins, Brian Meade, Susan Page and Tony Brown.
Tick Tock: Written by Paul Self. Performed by Susan Page.
Talking Sheds - It's a Rum Do: Written by Andy and Caroline Aldridge. Performed by Andy Aldridge.
Talking Sheds - Bert Keeps on a Troshin': Written by Andy and Caroline Aldridge. Performed by Andy Aldridge.
Colours of the Wind: Written by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. Performed by Megan Howlett.
Extract from Macbeth (Act 1, Scene 5): Written by William Shakespeare. Performed by Carmel Brown.
Easter Poems: Performed by Catherine Seward.
Captain Cockerel's Captivating Chicken Circus: Set Design and Puppetry by Carole Wilshaw.
Easter Lilies: Written by Ralph Mctell. Performed by Tony Brown.
The Spring Show: Performances edited by Oliver Bowling.


Radio Play: Nelson Way

'Nelson Way' is an original radio play, written and performed by our WDSG members. It follows the story of the Nelson family and their friends in the fictional town of 'Walshambridge'.
The radio play premiered on YouTube on 23 January 2021 and features 7 episodes (including a Comic Relief special).

LISTEN TO THE PLAY HERE!

The Nelson Way Episodes
Episode 1: "PILOT" - Aired 23 January 2021
Episode 2: "PICNIC" - Aired 30 January 2021
Episode 3: "PIZZA, PIES & GLUE" - Aired 6 February 2021
Episode 4: "WORKING IT OUT" - Aired 13 February 2021
Episode 5: "HISTORY" - Aired 20 February 2021
Episode 6: "VACCINE" - Aired 27 February 2021
SPECIAL: "RED NOSE DAY" - Aired 19 March 2021


Next Stage Production: 7 Sins

Following postponement of '7 Sins' in March 2020, we will be rescheduling the production when it is safe to return to the stage in 2021.
See you then!


'7 Sins' is a series of original and adapted works based on the traditional seven deadly sins. Inspired by the sins, these works have been written and produced in-house by our WDSG members - some highly comedic whilst others brutally relevant.


* The 7 Performances *
LUST: "The Beautiful Game" by Diane Evans.
GLUTTONY: "An Incident in the Life of Prince Regent" by Susan Page.
SLOTH: "Rolling the Boulder" by Brian Meade.
GREED: "The Greedy Greens" by Carmel Casey and Tony Brown.
WRATH: "Trigger" by Megan Howlett and Oli Bowling.
ENVY: "Shiro's Magic" by Carole Wilshaw.
PRIDE: Song performed by cast members.

Did you see The Christmas Show?

To celebrate the festivities during a most ununsual year our WDSG members created 'The Christmas Show', released via YouTube on 12 December 2020.

WATCH THE SHOW HERE!

* The Christmas Show - Performances *
Runtime: 53 Minutes
The show contains some swearing and adult references.

The 12 Days of Lockdown: Written and performed by Tony and Carmel Brown.
Mountain out of a Molehill: Written by Carole Wilshaw. Performed by Diane Evans.
A Spooky Story: Written by Roger Page. Performed by Susan Page.
Old Puggy Mearns: Written by Ralph McTell. Performed by Tony Brown.
Burt's Christmas Auction: Written by Andy and Caroline Aldridge. Performed by Andy Aldridge.
Dear Nick: Written by Wade Bradford. Performed by Oliver Bowling.
Cinderella and the Lost Dancing Show: Set Design and Puppetry by Carole Wilshaw.
They Should Have Asked My Husband: Written by Pam Ayres. Performed by Susan Page.
A Christmas Medley: Performed by Megan Howlett.

The 217 Show

Production Date: 21 July 2019

'The 217 Show' was the soft-launch production of WDSG, a variety performance with acts from the creatives of the Group. The performance acted as a proof of concept, allowing the Group to test its initial approach to show-making. 
Kindly hosted at Yendell's Hall with support from Sarah Yendell, the production included famous skits from Monty Python, Laurel and Hardy and The Goon Show as well as live music and original works from the Group. 
It was a lovely production and has prepared the Group for its next show, 'Streets'. 

Email and Social Media

Email to find out more about what we're up to and how to take part. You can also find us on our social media links below. 
walshamdsgroup@gmail.com

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