Overton Dramatic Society

Welcome to the website of the Overton Dramatic Society (or "ODS")! We are a small, friendly society based in Overton, in Hampshire, UK. We've produced at least two shows per year since 1980.

Nightclub sensation, Velma Kelly, is arrested for the murder of her husband and sister, and Chicago’s slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn, is set to defend her.  When Roxie Hart, a wannabe star, also winds up in prison after killing her boyfriend, Billy takes on her case as well, turning her life into a media circus.   While also fighting for their freedom, neither woman will be outdone in their fight against each other and the public for fame and celebrity. 
Set in a speakeasy in Chicago during the prohibition of the 1920’s, the show is a vaudeville performance of song and dance, with plenty of jazz hands to go around.   
If you love to sing or dance to the classic ‘All That Jazz’, the sultry ‘Cell Block Tango’, or the high energy of ‘We Both Reached for the Gun’ then why not come along and join in?  


COVID-19 - As you would expect, our plans for this show are under review. Our original performance dates in June 2020 will not be going ahead.


We are currently working with the license-holders to agree new performance dates - hopefully in May 2021, although this is yet to be confirmed.


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ODS Community

The Society is a community and we are always thinking of ways to support each other and ensure our members, friends and family are able to interact and stay in touch in these unusual times.

We have a public Facebook page - "Like" us on Facebook to keep up with goings on.  There is also a private Facebook group for current and previous members and friends of the Society to engage with each other.    If you'd like to take part, go to ODS Members (link) and ask to join.


If you're not on Facebook and need to get in touch, use the form below to email the ODS Committee

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Overton Dramatic Society

Overton Dramatic Society

Overton, Hampshire, UK


Our shows are performed at:
St Mary's Hall
High St, Overton, RG25 3HA


Our rehearsals, readings, and auditions are held at the Overton Recreation Centre, which is on
Bridge St, Overton, RG25 3HD

(Click on either of the postcodes for a link to Google Maps)


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