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We're bringing the Greatest Show On Earth to Abingdon from Tuesday 25 October. That’s right folks! You’ll see Jumbo, the world’s largest living elephant standing alongside Joice Heth, the world’s oldest woman, carrying General Tom Thumb, the world’s smallest man, onto the stage of the Amey Theatre. And all this will be introduced by Mr P. T. Barnum himself, the master of flimflam!!
This show is an incredible challenge for any amateur company to produce, as it requires a full range of complex circus skills from every member of the cast, but we’re sure that we’ll make your eyes pop out with death-
Barnum opened on Broadway in 1980 starring Jim Dale in the title role, before moving to London in 1981 with Michael Crawford taking on this immensely demanding and energetic role.
If you enjoy musical theatre at its very best, don’t be a sucker, make sure you join us for Barnum. You can keep up to date with all the latest news on the show page here.
We’re a friendly amateur society based in the market town of Abingdon, set in the rolling greenery of rural Oxfordshire. We aim to produce two musical shows each year to the highest standards of professionalism. We’re a registered charity and, as well as providing enjoyment to our members, we’re committed to bringing live musical theatre to our audience in and around Abingdon.
On this web site you’ll find news about past, current and future productions, as well as information on how to join us. We work hard to maintain our standards, but we also have a lot of fun in the process -
So whether it’s just for five minutes while surfing or fifty years of membership, you’re welcome to AOS.
Annie is the heartwarming story of a girl, her dog, and the big wide world. The show premiered on Broadway in 1977 and ran for a record-
Everyone knows the song ‘Tomorrow’ from Annie, but it also features fantastic musical numbers such as ‘It’s the Hard Knock Life’, ‘Little Girls’, ‘Easy Street’, and ‘I Don’t Need Anything But You’.
One of the greatest challenges in producing Annie, apart from finding two casts of talented young children, is finding a girl to play Annie herself. It’s a huge part with a playing age of 11, it calls for a big voice, dancing shoes and plenty of self-
Annie the Musical is based on the American comic strip that first appeared in 1924. Since the musical version was first created there have been two movie versions (1982 and 2014) and one made-
You can find out more about our 2017 production on the show page here.