Mortimer Dramatic Society© 2016
The aim of Mortimer Dramatic Society (MDS) is to bring a professional standard of theatrical entertainment to our audience - and to have fun doing it
Founded in September 1950, MDS staged its first production on the 12th–13th January 1951 "Painted Sparrows" by Guy Paxton & Edward V. Hoile. Since then we have staged three performances each year MDS and are still at it at the grand old age of 63.
The society has about 40 members, roughly divided into thirds – actors, production crew and administration.
Of course it takes more than just actors to create the magic of theatre. For every actor who appears on stage there is an army of unseen people, just as talented and just as creative, who also get just as much fun out of a production as those "Luvie, Artistes types" do. Find out if you would like to join in and contribute your talent to making our shows a night out to remember.
By Francis Durbridge
The Small Hours
MDS is affiliated to the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) who, at their annual general meeting give awards to the UK’s top amateur societies. Each of the 11 regions nominates its winners to the general committee for consideration for the national award. This year two of our productions were nominated at the national level. This is a fantastic achievement which recognises the high standards MDS consistently achieves and puts us in the top rank of amateur dramatic societies nationwide.