MADS are Proud to Have Presented:(Click on each production title or poster for more details)
Outside Edge - Autumn 2017
Written by Richard Harris
This comedy play takes place in a cricket pavillion during a hot summers afternoon, as the cast try to sort through their various marital problems whilst attempting to win a game of cricket.
Directed by Bob Modlin in his directorial debut.
Cinderella - Spring 2017
Written by Pip Brown, Allan Glide & Chris Wood. Rewritten nightly by the cast.
Will Cinderella out-fox the evil Barber of Mere?
Directed and Produced by Jane Smith and Chris Wood.
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime - Autumn 2016
Written by Oscar Wilde.
The play is based on the 1890's story about Lord Arthur Savile, who is engaged to Sybil Merton; when her personal psychic foretells that he will commit a murder, he feels duty bound to complete the dirty deed in order to ensure a blissful marriage.
Directed by Di Potter and Produced by David Lamb
A Mere Variety Show - Spring 2016
Dedicated to the Memory of Bryan Sheppard, who sadly passed away just after the previous production, the variety show featured songs, sketches both old and new, drama and readings that we felt commemorated the spirit and joy that Bryan brought to the stage.
Spread over 3 nights from the 17th March 2016 until the 19th March 2016 and accompanied by a buffet supper, the show brought great joy and celebrated the life of a dear friend and fellow board treader in wonderful fashion.
The Unexpected Guest - Autumn 2015
Written by Agatha Christie
A "whodunnit" starring Bob Modlen as the unexpected guest, Juliet Booth as the wife and Ed Ford as the inspector, with the rest of the cast being made up of Duncan Bennett, Penny Allen, June Hewett, Chris Wood, Bill Pike, Allan Glide and David Lamb.
Directed by Di Potter.
Gold Braid and Cap Badge
Written and directed by Adrienne Howell
A play written and directed by Adrienne Howell, this was MADS' entry to the 2015 Woolstore Theatre One Act Play Festival at the Woolstore, Codford. A great success, with Adrienne Howell winning Best Original Script and Juliet Booth winning Best Actress, the society put on an extra performance at the Lecture Hall on Saturday 25th April 2015.
Robin Hood and His Mere-y Men
Written by Chris Woods et al.
Who will win the election for Lord Mayor of Mere? Why is Merewood Parish Council in the Forest? Who can't tell their Lefft from their Wright? What is the Sherrif of Gillingham up to? Who put What in Dame Delia's cake?
All this and more in an original MADS pantomime.
Arsenic and Old Lace - Autumn 2014
Written by Joseph Kesselring
MADS staged a production of this famous black comedy at the Lecture Hall 20th-22nd November 2014.
Under Milk Wood - Spring 2014
Written by Dylan Thomas
Relics - Spring 2013
Written by David Campton
A play by David Campton. The MADS entry to the 2013 Woolstore One Act Play Festival on Friday 26th April at the Woolstore Theatre, Codford.
Directed by Pip Brown and Produced by Bill Pike.
St George and the Dragon
A pantomime, written by Chris Wood and Ian Grieg, which was performed at the Lecture Hall, Mere from Wednesday 28th November to Saturday 1st December 2012. For more information Click here.
Time Heals They Say
A play, written by Roger Wilding, which was performed at the Lecture Hall, Mere from Wednesday 24th to Saturday 26th November 2011.
Ali Baba and the Naughty Thieves
A pantomime, written by Chris Wood and rewritten by the cast, which was performed at the Lecture Hall, Mere from Wednesday 2nd to Saturday 5th March 2011. For more information Click here.
A comedy, written by Steve Raw, which was performed at the Lecture Hall, Mere from Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th November 2010. For more information Click here.
A rural romp, interwoven with Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, written by Alan Poole, which was performed at the Lecture Hall, Mere from Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th April 2010. For more information Click here.
An Old Time Variety Show
Songs, poetry, comedy and drama which was performed at the Lecture Hall, Mere on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th January 2010. For more information Click here.
An Honourable Woman
A comedy thriller by Miguel Mihura, translated from the Spanish by Mal Mallett, which was performed at the Lecture Hall, Mere from Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st November 2009. For more information Click here.
The Annotator & Handles
Two one act plays, written by Adrienne Howell, which were performed at the Woolstore Country Theatre, Codford on Saturday 9th May, 2009 and at the Lecture Hall, Mere on Tuesday 5th May, 2009 and Saturday 17th October 2009. For more information Click here.
Jack and the Beanstalk
A Pantomime, written by Chris Wood, which was performed in The Lecture Hall, Mere on Wednesday 4th to Saturday 7th March, 2009.