Past Productions

For 120 years,

The Peterborough Operatic and Dramatic Society have been producing Award Winning Shows to the Peterborough Area. See below for a full list of all of our musicals and plays, as well as a few cast testimonials of what its like to be in a PODS show.

Autumn 2019

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts, sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children, Jeremy and Jemima. But they soon discover the car has magical properties and can both take to the seas and the skies. Trouble brews however once the evil Baron Bomburst spots and desires the magic car for himself and Caractacus and the children must join forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa to fight for their fine four-fended friend that’s become one of the family, all in between escaping the clutches of the villainous child catcher.

The Producers

Spring 2019

A failed producer and an accountant... what could go wrong? Upon the massive failings of Max Bialystock's last show, he recruits sad account Leopold Bloom for a new production. This time though it's designed to fail! An eccentric director, former Nazi, Swedish secretary, and a bunch of grannies all come together to put a show on about... Hitler.

This Mel Brooks comedy musical is wildly inappropriate, odd, and all together an absolute night to remember.

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Autumn 2018

The Vicar of Dibley

Based on the famed British television show, the play of The Vicar of Dibley sold out audiences in the autumn of 2018 at the Key Theatre studio.

The much loved Vicar returns in this play to live out some of the most famous scenes from the show, and of course hilarity ensues.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Spring 2018

The French Riviera is a beautiful place, especially for a conman. Based on the film of the same name, this musical follows the story of two conmen battling it out for the win. 

When a rich soap queen comes to town, the two men believe they have hit their jackpot. Or have they?

Spring 2017

9 to 5; The Musical

Based on the film 9 to 5, and music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, this comedy musical wowed our audiences back in the autumn of 2017.

Three women, Violet, Judy, and Doralee, all work under the shadow of their sexist boss Frank Hart. Vying for a promotion, Violet is once again passed over.

The women team up, and after a dream-sequence, poisoning, and kidnapping, everyone gets what they deserve. 

The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice

Autumn 2016

This play tells the story of a shy young girl, who although remains quiet and in her room, has the extraordinary talent of being able to flawlessly imitate the great musical divas.

Her mother's boyfriend spots her talent, and as a corrupt promotor takes advantage of the situation to his own financial gain.

Spring 2016

Hairspray

Based on the John Water's film, Hairspray the musical follows the story of young girl Tracey Turnblad and her dream to dance on the Corny Collins Show.

Upon winning the role on the show, Tracey must navigate the world extreme conservatism and race relations. Filled with hit songs, including 'You can't stop the beat', Hairspray is a brilliant comedy with a heartfelt message of acceptance and love. 

Abigail's Party

Autumn 2015

A true show of British middle-class actions. Hosting a party for friends and neighbours, Abigail's guests start of very tentatively. But with the addition of alcohol and time, things become more alive and of course... drama ensues.

Spring 2015

The Addams Family

Based on the much love Addams Family comic strip and television show, this ghoulish family stars once again in this new musical.

When Wednesday introduces a 'normal' boy to the family, Gomez and Morticia struggle to fit him in with the macabre lifestyle they live. A story of young love, a regular family, a dinner party, and a whole host of oddities.  

Habeas Corpus

Autumn 2014

This comedy revolves around the lives of a 1970s permissive society. Taken over by lust, this household is in for an awakening. And of course, hilarity and mischief ensues.

Spring 2014

The Witches of Eastwick

Set in the quiet and boring small town of Eastwick, three women long for a more exciting life. Suddenly a man arrives and teaches these woman extraordinary powers. The town becomes wary of the intrusion to their peaceful lifestyle and vow to end the dramatic turn of events. These witches must battle the town, and through twists and turns must become accepted by their home. 

Annie Get Your Gun

Spring 2013

This classic musical tells the fictionalised story of Annie Oakley. She's not the brightest at school, but is an exceptional sharpshooter. After her talent is discovered, she joins a show and becomes an absolute sensation! Falling in love with Frank, Annie's life isn't easy and must make some difficult choices, but in the end all is well.

Autumn 2012

Stepping Out

This British comedy focuses on the relationships of people. Taking place during tap dance classes, an unenthused group of people soon learn more skills and develop as the sessions go by. Each person get to know each other, and as time passes the whole class becomes a joyful place to be. 

Hot Mikado

Spring 2012

Based on Gilbert And Sullivan's opera The Mikado, this musical comedy takes place in 1940s Japan. A story of lovers, execution, betrayal and true love, Hot Mikado is hilarious, beautiful, and a classic story.

Spring 2011

My Fair Lady

This classic musical takes a professors own confidence to transform a young cockney girl into an upper class 'lady'. Eliza Doolittle may seem hopeless but professor Higgins knows what to do! Filled with iconic songs, this show is an absolute classic loved by all ages. 

Oklahoma!

Spring 2008

Roger and Hammerstein's famous musical, Oklahoma!, tells the story of a young girl and her affections for two different men. As history is made when Oklahoma becomes a ratified state, young Laurey must choose between these two men whilst facing many struggles in her life.

Spring 2009

Titanic; The Musical

As the unsinkable ship sets sail across the Atlantic, this musical tells the story of its passengers. From the rich upper class, to the poor souls on the lower decks, to the staff and ship-mates. Whilst navigating a tragedy, Titanic The Musical tells a compelling story with a brilliant score.

2008 SHOWBOAT 

2008 A MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA

2007 KISS ME KATE

2006 42ND STREET

2005 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

2004 ME AND MY GIRL

2003 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

2002 ANYTHING GOES

2001 SOUTH PACIFIC

2000 HALF A SIXPENCE

2000 THE SOUND OF MUSIC

1999 THE MUSIC MAN

1998 THE MERRY WIDOW

1997 CAROUSEL

1996 KISMET

1995 OKLAHOMA!

1995 MAGICAL MUSICALS

1994 GUYS AND DOLLS

1993 THE KING AND I

1992 THE MOST FELLA

1992 SHOWTIME ‘92

1991 MY FAIR LADY

1990 BRIGADOON

1990 90 GLORIOUS YEARS

1989 OLIVER!

1988 HALF A SIXPENCE

1987 PER CHANCE TO DREAM

1986 SHOWBOAT

1985 THE MERRY WIDOW

1984 ANNIE GET YOUR GUN

1983 BLESS THE BRIDE

1982 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

1981 SOUTH PACIFIC

1980 THE VAGABOUND KING

1980 THE SOUND OF MUSIC

1979 CAROUSEL

1978 MY FAIR LADY

1977 KINGS RAPHSODY

1976 THE GREAT WALTZ

1975 SHOWBOAT

1974 SOUTH PACIFIC

1973 OLIVER

1973 LA VIE PARISIENNE

1972 SONG OF NORWAY

1972 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

1971 THE STUDENT PRINCE

1970 THE MERRY WIDOW

1970 THE SOUND OF MUSIC

1969 THE DANCING YEARS

1968 ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD

1968 MY FAIR LADY

1967 OKLAHOMA!

1966 THE BELLE OF NEW YORK

1965 WHITE HORSE INN

1964 WEST SIDE STORY

1963 FLOWER DRUM SONG

1962 THE QUAKER GIRL

1961 THE LISBON STORY

1960 CAROUSEL

1959 THE MERRY WIDOW

1958 GLAMOUROUS NIGHT

1957 WEDDING IN PARIS

1956 WILD VIOLETS

1955 KINGS RAPHSODY

1954 SONG OF NORWAY

1953 THE DANCING YEARS

1952 VIKTORIA AND HER HUSSAR

1951 THE NEW MOON

1950 MAID OF THE MOUNTAINS

1949 BITTER SWEET

1948 THE THREE MUSKATEERS

1947 KATINKA

1946 THE VAGABOND KING

1939 WILD VIOLETS

1938 GOOD NIGHT VIENNA

1937 ROSE MARIE

1936 THE NEW MOON

1935 THE DESERT SONG

1934 THE QUAKER GIRL

1933 MERRIE ENGLAND

1932 FLORADORA

1931 THE VAGABOND KING

1930 A COUNTRY GIRL

1929 YEOMAN OF THE GUARD

1928 THE DUCHESS OF DANZIG

1927 TOM JONES

1926 PRINCESS IDA

1925 LES COLCHES DE CORNEVILLE

1924 IOLANTHE

1923 MERRIE ENGLAND

1922 THE MIKADO

1921 YEOMAN OF THE GUARD

1920 THE GONDALIERS

1915 HMS PINAFORE

1914 PRINCESS IDA

1913 LES COLCHES DE CORNEVILLE

1912 RUDDIGORE

1911 THE EMERALD ISLE

1910 UTOPIA LIMITED

1909 THE PIRATES OF PENZANZE

1908 HADDONN HALL

1907 YEOMAN OF THE GUARD

1906 PATIENCE

1905 MERRIE ENGLAND

1904 THE MIKADO

1903 THE GONDALIERS

1902 YEOMAN OF THE GUARD

1901 IOLANTH