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.
"Exposes what an ungodly snake pit of paediatric power-politics the staging of your average Nativity play can be ... There are moments when you may wet yourself laughing." - Alfred Hickling, The Guardian
So...fancy going back to school? Our winter show this year is Flint Street Nativity.
Mizzis Horrocks' class of seven year olds is about to perform their nativity play at Flint Street Junior School for the proud mums and dads. Squabbles arise when Gabriel wants to play Mary, the Star grumbles he's not a proper star like they have at NASA, Herod won't stop waving to his mum and dad and the subversive Innkeeper is determined to liven up the traditional script. And then the stick insect escapes...
The children are played by adults, who later play their parents so the set changes accordingly to reflect the difference in scale.
This warm, witty, funny play is an ideal alternative to the usual Christmas fare with original lyrics set to the tunes of the usual Christmas carols.
We always welcome new actors, as well as back stage crew, technical crew and front of house team members - SO COME AND JOIN US!
Show week is November - 26th-30th
We welcome actors, backstage crew, tech crew and front of house team members too. Age 16+
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)
If you have any queries, use our Contact Us page to get in touch, or visit us on Facebook