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Redditch Operatic Society (ROS)

Redditch Operatic Society (ROS): the area's biggest amateur operatic society and musical theatre group performing at the Palace Theatre in Redditch, Worcestershire

Redditch Operatic Society: musical theatre group performing at the Palace Theatre, Redditch

Contact Us

Whether you wish to join us, book tickets to any of our shows, or simply request information about the Society, you will find all the contact information you need on this page. You might also like to leave us a nice message in our Guestbook!

Main Contacts

Our Chairman

Tony Jay
Telephone: 01527 455001

Our Secretary

Jean Chalk
Telephone: 01527 63319

123 Bromsgrove Road,
B97 4RL

Ticket Sales

To buy tickets or to request information about our current show, please contact:

Ticket Secretary

Mrs Ann Duffin
Telephone: 01527 527363

146 Harport Road,
B98 7PD

Group Bookings

Additional discounts are available for parties wishing to see any of our shows at the theatre. For more information about the discounts and plans available please contact our Ticket Secretary.

Palace Theatre Box Office

Tickets for our productions are also sold from the Palace Theatre Box Office in Redditch. Credit and debit cards are accepted. Note that all tickets sold by the Theatre are subject to a booking fee of £1 per ticket (maximum £4).

The Palace Theatre Box Office
Alcester Street,
B98 8AE

Box Office Telephone: 01527 65203


We'd be delighted to hear what you think about ROS and/or our website. Please use the form below to send us your comments.

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Previous Guestbook Comments

Alan Adamson
18 Dec 2014

Many Congratulations on a Superb Show...Jesus Christ Superstar. The whole cast, the set and the music were all faultless. A thoroughly professional performance which would not have been out of place on the London stage. Well done to everyone concerned. Roll on your next show.

Organisation/Location: Webheath

Browett Family
23 Nov 2014

Had to let you know how much we all enjoyed Jesus Christ Superstar. It was quite simply stunning, an amazing production, congratulations to everyone in the society! Singing, staging everything was superb, West End standard.

Organisation/Location: Redditch

Julian Wilson
22 Nov 2014

Just seen the Jesus Christ Superstar the society lives up to it's well earned reputation as being the premier society in the area. Congratulations and regards to all.

Organisation/Location: Redditch

John & Carol Garbett
20 Nov 2014

Well - the show was Amazing (Jesus Christ Superstar) congratulations to ALL involved in the production. It felt like a West End Show. Incredible on such a small stage. The final scene brought a tear to my wife's eyes (literally). Special thanks to Ann who does an excellent job selling the tickets. Can't wait for Calam.

Organisation/Location: Redditch

Pam Gerry (formerly Fletcher)
16 Sep 2014

Just browsing through your website and wonder why there is no mention of the fantastic trip to Auxerre for the Silver Jubilee. Magic moments - including the voyage back in a force 8 gale. I don't suppose there are many of us left now! Loved being in the Society and still miss it.

Organisation/Location: Swadlincote, Derbyshire

Chris Barnes
18 Nov 2012

Firstly I wanted to congratulate everyone involved on a fantastic show (Summer Holiday). All of the family and friends that saw the show really enjoyed it and there was plenty of positive comments from the crowds passing as I waited for Alannis at the stage door. Secondly I would like to pass Alannis' thanks to everyone for making the experience so pleasurable. She has really been made to feel part of the team and has loved every rehearsal and show. Not a day passed when she wasnt singing one song or another from the show and will miss being on the stage now she has done it a few times. She would especially like to thank those who signed her programme, the icing on the cake for her. Once again congratulations and thank you.

Organisation/Location: Redditch

Maria Hall
15 Nov 2012

Just want to say 'Well Done' for an amazing show (Summer Holiday) and a big Thank you for inviting Jessica Turner to be a bridesmaid, she is loving every second of it! I watched the show Wednesday night and thouroughly enjoyed it.

Organisation/Location: Redditch

Alice and Tommy Logue
5 Dec 2011

'The King And I' show, what can you say. 'Brilliant', 'Superb', 'Outstanding', 'Excellent'. PS Looing forward to Summer Holiday. Thanks.

Organisation/Location: Redditch

Natalie Bowater
21 Nov 2011

I just wanted to say a big thank you to yourself and Redditch Operatic Society - Ella and Cate have had a fantastic time in The King and I - and its been such an enriching experience for them. I saw the show 3 times - and thought it was excellent. It is clear that you have some very talented and dedicated members - well done to all involved! We are all looking forward to seeing 'Summer Holiday' next year :-)

Organisation/Location: Redditch

Sarah O'Connor
17 Nov 2011

Just wanted to let you know that after watching the show last night [The King And I] how impressed we were with the whole thing really, from the talented performers to the sound and lighting, it was thoroughly entertaining show, thanks to everyone involved. My daughter Esme, the butterfly chasing child on the west team, has had fun and a memorable experience taking part.

Organisation/Location: Redditch

Rachael Finch
05 Jul 2011

Hi all, Just to say a huge thank you for the card and flowers you sent to me. I am now out of hospital and resting at home. Still not sure what the matter is and I have been referred to specialists but I am resting and hope to be back at rehearsals soon. Miss you all, Rachael xxx.

Organisation/Location: Redditch

Kate Glover
21 Nov 2010

I just wanted to offer my congratulations to the cast and crew of Beauty and The Beast. I came to see the production at the Saturday matinee with a party of 10, 3 year olds and their parents. We had a wonderful time, the production was spectacular and they all loved it. My son has talked about the 'gentleman' Beast all day. Many thanks for making the children's (and the adults) day. We are really looking forward to the next one! Best wishes.

Organisation/Location: Redditch

Mandy Lewis
18 Nov 2010

Hi, came to see Beauty & the Beast on Wednesday night with my Septegenarian parents, we have been to several of your shows but this has to be the best by far. Excellent production, very high standard of singing we all thoroughly enjoyed it...well done to everyone involved.

Organisation/Location: Redditch

18 Nov 2010

My husband and I went to Beauty and the Beast last night and thought it was the best production we had ever seen. Every member of the ROS played their part excellently and lets not forget the superb scenery and special effects. A MAGICAL performance. Don't know how it can be beaten. Thank you for a fabulous nights entertainment.

Organisation/Location: Redditch

Richard Armstrong
04 Apr 2010

Great to see that you are still going from strength to strength. This is a blast from the past from a very old member with very precious memories. Producer of The Mikado 1974, Iolanthe 1975, and Kismet 1975 when life took me away from the area. Best of wishes to all those who are still carrying the Banner.

Organisation/Location: Northumberland

Ross Bunyan
04 Feb 2010

Hi guys i tryed contacting you earlier to get in touch about joining yourselves if possible but couldnt get through i would love to come along and see if i could click i have loved performing arts for ages but never joined a group been in a few productions for school and college thats it anyways be nice to hear back from you.

Organisation/Location: Redditch

Jackie Higgins
16 May 2005

Hey everyone,I was just looking at the web page to find out when the concert tour was happening, but as my final of my degree is coming up i will be unable to make it, although id love to rejoin when ive finished with all the hard work, miss you all.

Organisation/Location: Redditch

09 Apr 2005

Nice site. You seem like a very interesting group. I wish I lived close enough to see you perform.

Organisation/Location: Israel

Ray Rogers
24 Mar 2005

Greetings from Canadad, I was browsing your site, having lived in Redditch in the late '60s I was interested in the photo's from your production of Guys and Dolls (2002). I noticed a Maurice Clarke playing the grandfather, was this the same Maurice that used to entertain us at work (W.H. Rooke) with renditions of the Mikado and one I especially remember, Pirates of Penzance. On closer inspection, yes it was, a little older perhaps but aren't we all? If anyone reads this, please say hello to Maurice for me, he is one of those unforgetable characters that cross your path once in a while.

Organisation/Location: Chatham, Ontario, Canada

Anne Cherry
21 Jan 2005

Just to say what a fanatstic job has been made of the revamped web site. It all looks so exciting. I particularly like the listed shows reviews and photographs. Also I love the scrolling pictures across the top of the site, they are very eye catching ! Good luck to all the company for the Spring Concert of "Night at the movies". Hopefully I will be able to catch one of the shows. I know I will enjoy the show, as they are always brilliant. Well Done TJ on all your hard work on the site. Regards to you all Anne and WTC.

Organisation/Location: Wythall, Birmingham

Michael Foster
17 Jun 2004

Love your site! I am originally a Redditch boy, but now live in Canada. Congratulations, Pearl Taylor, for winning the 2004 Norman Wheeler Memorial Award. Please - any members reading this - give Aunty Pearl a big hug for me from her nephew in Canada.

Organisation/Location: Lasalle, Ontario, Canada

Gillian Seals
16 Jun 2004

My sister in law Carole Corden sent me to this site to view her photograph from the show `Carousel`. I must say that I am impressed with the calibre of your site, very well put together. Greetings to you all from Canada.

Organisation/Location: Paris, Ontario, Canada

Laura Poyner
30 Apr 2004

Hello! I don't know if you'll remember me but I was in sweet charity with you. I couldn't come and see Carousel because i was rehearsing for a show at uni, but my mom said it was fantastic so, well done! I'm playing Mary in Merrily we roll along (at the warwick arts centre) in June, incase anybody is interested in seeing the show! I might come back for the next show at ROS if I can. Hope to see you all soon.

Organisation/Location: Warwick University

Sue Tudberry
26 Mar 2004

Hi everyone!!! I hope you remember me! I left the society 4 years ago to go to uni. I bumped into Bob Taylor last night and he told me your next show will be 42nd street and I'm very interested in returning to take part. Any idea when rehersals start? I'm hoping to get to the concerts so if I don't hear from you I'll get some more info then. Will I need to audition to get back into the society? See you all soon!

Organisation/Location: Bradford

Mike Wassell
01 Jun 2003

Hi Tony, Michelle et all. Been a while, you probably won't remember me! I was just surfing the net and came across this site, it's nice to be able to catch up on what you have all been upto!! If you could pass my best wishes onto Michelle I would be grateful, if she ever wants to e mail me, well I have included my email addy. Best of luck with all your future productions.

Organisation/Location: Leicester

Colin Wolrich
24 Feb 2003

Hi friends! I was interested to read in your September newsletter that you have recently had a successful recruitment drive for new members! Well done -- I would be grateful for any tips as to how you did this -- men are notoriously difficult to find who can move in time and stay standing for long periods of time -- never mind being able to sing/dance/act! I am currently busy with three shows.. Keving in Privates on Parade by Peter Nichols at the end of March, Harold Hill in The Music Man at the end of April, and Bill Snibson in Me and My Girl in the middle of June. Phew! Wish me luck. All the best with Carousel folks..

Organisation/Location: Thames Ditton, Surrey

Graham Thordarson
22 Oct 2002

Greetings from The Bahamas! I'm a committee member of the Nassau Amateur Operatic Society and am looking into doing a website for NAOS. I must say, your site is quite well put together. Keep up the good work and break a leg - several if necessary!

Organisation/Location: Nassau, Bahamas

Kate Parker
04 Oct 2002

My friends and I thoroughly enjoy your shows. You are well rehearsed and polished and all of you seem to be up there thoroughly enjoying yourselves... Looking forward to ''Guys & Dolls''. Take me to Havana...

Organisation/Location: Birmingham, England

James M Williams
28 Sep 2002

My wife and I have been opera fans for many years and have attended many at TPAC. However there is one that we are have trouble identifying. In the movie "Philadelphia" with Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington, Maria Callas sings an aria that,to me, is the most beautiful aria I've ever heard. It is so unfamiliar to us we can't identify the opera - can you help please.

Organisation/Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Paul Shepherd
07 Sep 2002

Hello. Please pass on my details to Norma Kift. I would very much like to hear from her. I played drums for many of the societies productions over the years. Through absolutely no fault of my own I don't play for you know which makes me quite sad as I made many friends there in Redditch. Please ask Norma to E mail me. Best Wishes.Paul Shepherd. (Drummer).

Organisation/Location: Newbury

Kathy Biss
10 Jul 2002

My husband was born in Redditch and we have visited often. He is a trained tenor ( his father was Welsh) and he used to sing quite a bit. He doesn't do too much now as our lifestyle is much too busy. (we own a travel agency) I was just playing on the internet and entered Reddich, that's how I found you... Next time we are visiting we will have to come to a production..

Organisation/Location: Alliston, Ontario, Canada

Maureen Bowyer
01 Mar 2002

Great Barr Musical Theatre Company. Nice site, we are thinking of getting onto the web, but do not have a clue how to do it!!!!!. When we get up and running can we contact you to add ourselves to your links site.

Organisation/Location: Bradford

Diane Pearce
02 Dec 2000

I have just found your web site. Brings back fond childhood memories when I used to go to your productions. Several of my fathers' relatives were involved with Astwood Bank Society and also with the Redditch one as well. I am glad that the society is going from strength to strength and if I still lived in Redditch I would still go to see the productions.

Organisation/Location: St Ives, Cornwall

Steve Major
30 Oct 2000

Best of luck with Sweet Charity in your charming Theatre. If you have any energy left, why not come and relax with us at Malvern Theatre from 25th? Visit our site for more details. A Great show awaits you.

Organisation/Location: Midland Musical Theatre Group, Worcester

Peter Giles
07 Aug 2000

Hiya. Just seen your website, what an excellent design, very well done. I'm interested in Am Dram, too, and would like to come and see your next show. All the best.

Organisation/Location: Bradford

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Redditch Operatic Society

ROS - the area's biggest amateur operatic society and musical theatre group performing at the Palace Theatre in Redditch, Worcestershire

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