Merrow Dramatic Society Amateur Dramatics in Guildford since 1922

Welcome to Merrow Dramatic Society

With roots going back as far as the 1920s, Merrow Dramatic Society has been producing high quality productions for many years. Based at the heart of Merrow near Guildford, Surrey, UK, we pride ourselves on being part of the local community. Our productions vary from straight plays to poetry evenings, play readings, musical theatre, plus a host of social occasions including an annual barbecue and rounders match and a skittles evening.

Productions are performed at the professionally-equipped Electric Theatre at the heart of Guildford town centre. The annual pantomime, a regular feature of Merrow life since the 1950s, is performed at Merrow Village Hall.

We pride ourselves on a varied program including straight plays, comedies, classics and thrillers. Keen to make use of local talent, MDS is always happy to welcome new members of all ages, both on and off stage.

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Upcoming Productions

Summer Social - Picnic In The Park
30 August 2021 at 4 p.m. Merrow Cricket Ground

Aladdin Panto Auditions
5 September 2021 (Juniors 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. & Adults 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.) St John's Church Centre, Merrow

Christmas Quiz Night
16 December 2021 at 7 p.m., Merrow Village Hall

MDS Pantomime 2021 - ALADDIN
26-29 January 2022, Merrow Village Hall

NEW MDS Club
Every Tuesday we will be holding our weekly club where we will be doing play readings, acting, singing, dancing, and inviting outside professionals to come in and do presentations.

Junior's Club: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Adult's Club: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

St John's Church Centre, Merrow. Full details to be announced.

MDS Centenary AGM & Party
Come and join us for our annual AGM and our party to celebrate our 100th birthday. One not to be missed! Date to be confirmed.

MDS Family Concert
The cast of Wind In The Willows and MDS bring you a concert full of life, the classics, and of course musical numbers. This is one for all the family and one to shine a light to all that community theatre is strong again.

Spring 2022, The Electric Theatre Guildford. Date to be confirmed.

Wind In The Willows
MDS brings you the full Wind In The Willows musical, set in this fabulous open-air setting. One for all the family and your friends where you can enjoy this wonderful live musical while having your own picnic.

August 2022. Details to follow.

Venues

Our productions are either held at the professionally equipped The Electric Theatre or locally at Merrow Village Hall .

Get Involved

Whatever your skills…there’s an opportunity to get involved!

MDS welcomes new members of all ages. Whether you want to be involved on-stage, off-stage, back-stage, front-of-house, or as a Director or musician we'd love to hear from you. If you decide to join, membership is £20 for adults, £15 for juniors, and £25 for a family per year. We sometimes ask for a 'Show Fee' to cover licensing costs.

Rehearsals are held at St John's Church Hall, Merrow usually on a Tuesday and Thursday. In January we stage a Pantomime locally in Merrow Village Hall. Two other productions take place at The Electric Theatre in May and October.

Choose a play…and direct it

MDS is seeking new Directors to take on the challenge of directing a play at the Electric Theatre, Guildford.

Choose your play, then agree it with the MDS Committee. We will give you plenty of support - particularly if you have not had much experience before. We have an excellent Company of all ages - both men and women.