Welcome to FADLOS
Fakenham & District Light Operatic Society
Charity number: 1159806
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"A true Company show of an amazing standard and dynamic enthusiasm"
Who are we?
Fadlos was set up 50 years ago in Fakenham performing plays with local people, after 5 years we were invited to become the resident in house theatrical group at the newly built Fakenham Community Centre. After 10 years we started producing an annual family pantomime. 35 years passed by, members came and went and Fadlos Kidz was created to give the youngsters an opportunity. Fadlos have traditionally produced one musical and one pantomime each year. And we have won seven NODA awards for best Musical (3), Best Youth Production (2), Best Pantomime (1) and for Best individual Youth performance (1), so clearly we do something right!
We welcome new members for any show, on stage, front of house, backstage or making tea. Please come along when we start our next show and make some friends. Fadlos has always been about fun, meeting new people and working together to create something everyone can be proud of.
The small society with the big heart and bigger ambitions!
West end and Broadway Superstar Kerry Ellis has agreed to be the patron of our Society and charity. We are delighted to be working with Kerry and hope to welcome her and her family to one of our shows.
We have secured the rights for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the Musical for May 2019 meaning that Fadlos will be presenting the Norfolk Amateur Premiere- its very exciting.
The read through and auditions for White Christmas:
Monday 20th August - Read Through 7.30pm
Wednesday 22nd August - Auditions 7.00pm
Wednesday 29th August - First Rehearsal 7.30pm
Show week 11th - 15th December
Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake.
Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favourite, White Christmas. WHITE CHRISTMAS is an uplifting magical musical.
Bob Wallace - superb singer with a crooning style.
Phil Davis - a song-and-dance comic performer.
Betty Haynes - Female singer of quiet beauty and charm
Judy Haynes - A major song-and-dance performer.
General Henry Waverly - A non-singing role.
Martha Watson - Appealing character-comedienne
Susan Waverly - Belt voice and be able to move well.
Ralph Sheldrake - mid to late 30's
Rita - mid 20's to early 30's
Rhoda - mid 20's to early 30's
Ezekiel Foster - mid 40's to late 50's
Mike - mid 20's to late 30’s.
In addition to this there is a host of cameo roles and full singing full dancing ensemble! Anyone over the age of 14 is welcome to come along and join us.
Where are we?
Fadlos are based at Fakenham Community Centre for rehearsals and performances.
For Performances there is limited pay and display (Before 6pm) car parking at the Community Centre, Tesco is nearby and Queens Road car park.