Past Shows

Many records have unfortunately been lost of past MDS shows, but we strive to compile a complete list from old programmes held by people in the village.

We know there was a gap for a few years during the war, and are busily trying to fit the whole picture together. The list of shows that we know for certain are as follows.

Click on a show name to see the flyer (if available).

1925 Dogs of Devon
1925 Highwayman Love
1934 Dogs of Devon. The Stolen Spell
1935 San Marino, Tilly of Bloomsbury
1936 A Damsel in Distress, Baa Baa Black Sheep, In Merrow Tonight
1937 Three Half Crowns, The Bathroom Door, Tilly of Bloomsbury
1938 Happy Days, A Murder Has Been Arranged
1939 Indoor Fireworks
1940 Hawk Island
1950 A Murder Has Been Arranged
1951 Pageant of Merrow, Fresh Fields
1952 Without The Prince
1953 Dear Octopus
1954 Blithe Spirit
1955 The Paper Chain, Crescent Moon, Quiet Weekend
1956 Ladies in Retirement
1957 The Happiest Days of Your Life, The Hollow
1958 The Late Christopher Bean, Tabitha
1959 Small Hotel, Her Fatal Beauty, Sorcery in the Suburbs
1960 High Spirits, Relative Values
1960 Murder Out Of Tune
1961 Sailor, Beware, Dolphins Rampant
1962 Charley's Aunt, Blithe Spirit, Caught Napping
1963 Watch It Sailor
1964 Cinderella, Caught Napping
1965 Dick Whittington, Breath of Spring
1965 Night Must Fall
1966 Aladdin, Bonaventure
1967 Jack and the Beanstalk, Sweeney Todd the Barber, Ways and Means
1968 Mother Goose, Murder at the Vicarage, Reluctant Debutante
1969 Sleeping Beauty, Love's A Luxury
1970 Gaslight, Star in Eclipse, On Monday Next, The Happiest Days of Your Life, Your Obedient Servant
1971 Brief Suspicion
1972 Ali Baba, Lunch Hour, A Family Occasion, Bell, Book, and Candle
1973 Cinderella, Rookery Nook, Pink String and Sealing Wax
1974 Dick Whittington, A Lady Mislaid, Lord Arthur Saville's Crime
1975 Come Into the Garden Maud, Afternoon at the Seaside, Babes in the Wood, Something to Hide
1976 Aladdin, Three In One - A New Leaf/The Devil to Pay/The Sleeping Fires, Post Horn Gallop
1977 Jack and the Beanstalk, Merrow Music Hall, The Form, A Murder Has Been Arranged
1978 Sleeping Beauty, Animal Magic, They Don't Grow on Trees
1979 Ali Baba, Cat, Pygmalion
1980 Cinderella, The Bear, Now and Then, Commercial Break, The Last of Mrs Cheyney
1981 Dick Whittington, Merrow Music Hall, A Slight Accident
1984 Skirmishes
1981 How The Other Half Loves
1982 Aladdin, Diamond Jubilee Celebration, The Chalk Garden
1983 Babes in The Wood, Merrow Music Hall, The Ghost Train
1984 Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Separate Tables, Outside Edge
1985 Sleeping Beauty, Gone With The Wiz, Holiday Review, The Unexpected Guest
1986 Ali Baba, See How They Run, Murder at Checkmate Manor
1987 Jack and the Beanstalk, Merrow Music Hal, The Pied Piper, Once in a Blue Moon
1988 Cinderella, Cards, Cups and Crystal Ball, After Magritte, Children's Day
1989 Wizard of Oz, Oliver, Stepping Out
1990 Peter Pan, Il Fornicazione, The Flesh Game, Daisy Pulls It Off
1991 Dick Whittington, A Collier's Tuesday Tea, Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat,
Lend Me A Tenor
1992 A Christmas Carol, 70th Anniversary, Grease, Dracula Spectacula, A Chorus of Disapproval
1993 Snow White, The Vagabond Prince, Rocky Horror Show
1993 Dazzle, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole
1994 Aladdin, Little Shop of Horrors, Out Of Order
1995 The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
1995 Annie, The Importance of Being Earnest
1996 Cinderella, Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat
1997 Ali Baba, Lend Me A Tenor, Look No Hans
1998 Sleeping Beauty, Celebration in the memory of Guy Showell, Lord Arthur Savile's crime, Mort.
1999 Babes in the Wood, Straight and Narrow, Spring thing, Steel Magnolias
2000 Jack and the Beanstalk, Noyes Fludde, Bedroom Farce, The Chalk Garden
2001 Aladdin, Mother Teresa: A Musical
2002 Dick Whittington, The Memory of Water, Fashion Show, Office Party
2003 Spring Thing, Murdered To Death, Maskerade
2004 Ali Baba, Breath Of Spring, Summer Fling, Miss, Guildford Festival
2005 Babes In The Wood, The Diary Of Anne Frank, She Stoops To Conquer
2006 Sleeping Beauty, Don't Dress For Dinner, An Evening With Noel Coward
2007 Mother Goose, Cat's Cradle, Spring Thing, Kindly Leave The Stage
2008 Aladdin, Blithe Spirit, Let’s Murder Marsha, Caught On The Hop
2009 Puss In Boots, Double Cut, Five Women Wearing The Same Dress
2010 Snow White, Look Back In Anger, Comic Turns, White Liars/Black Comedy
2011 Sinbad The Sailor, The Selfish Giant, Philadelphia Here I Come!
2012 Dick Whittington, Mort, Canterbury Tales
2013 Cinderella, Family Circles
2014 Aladdin, Real Inspector Hound, Stepping Out
2015 Jack & The Beanstalk, Blood Brothers, Lilies On The Land
2016 Ali Baba, A Doll’s House, Return To The Forbidden Planet
2017 Sleeping Beauty, 95 Year Celebration