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Merrow Dramatic Society

Where Local Amateur Talent Shines

Next Event: MDS Youth Company Summer Course

Open to current and new MDS Youth Company members aged 8 to 17!

Come and join MDS Youth Company for our three day summer workshop, where we will:

⭐︎ Cast a Show

⭐︎ Learn about being stage crew

⭐︎Learn song and dances

⭐︎Build acting skills and learn scenes 

⭐︎Produce a show in 3 days! 

This fun filled three day summer workshop will allow young performers to be part of a fun mini production, whilst also building confidence, friendships, resilience and performance skills!

There will be a performance for friends and family at the end of the final day to show off all our hard work. 

DATES: 5th-7th August 2024

TIMES: 9am - 4pm

There will be a performance 3:30pm on Wednesday 7th August for family and friends! 

COST: £50 per child

(please email us at [email protected] for payment plan options)

VENUE: St John's Church Centre, 222 Epsom Road, Merrow, GU4 7AA


Who are we?

Welcome to Merrow's heartbeat for theatrical excellence, nestled in the heart of Guildford, Surrey.


Discover the Legacy: Since the 1920s

We're not just a drama society; we're a living legacy.

Merrow Dramatic Society has been delivering top-tier performances for over a century, dating back to the glamorous 1920s.


Unveil Our Vibrant Community Spirit

Merrow Dramatic Society isn't just about the stage; we're an integral part of the Merrow community.

Our repertoire spans from riveting plays to soul-stirring poetry evenings, immersive play readings, show-stopping musical theatre, and a lineup of fabulous social events.


Spotlight on Premier Venues

Our productions shine at the professionally-equipped Electric Theatre, right in the heart of Guildford.

And the magic of our annual pantomime, a beloved Merrow tradition since the '50s, unfolds at the Merrow Village Hall.


A Theatrical Spectrum: Classics to Thrillers

Dive into a diverse selection of theatrical experiences, from intense classics to sidesplitting comedies and spine-tingling thrillers.

We're committed to showcasing local talent, and we warmly welcome new members of all ages, whether your passion lies on or off the stage.

Join us today and become a part of Merrow Dramatic Society's rich tapestry of theatrical excellence.
Let's bring your talents to life on the Merrow stage!

Committee 2023 - 2024

Chair: Jonathan Burston
Vice-Chair: Elena Mason
Treasurer: Sam May
Secretary: Cathy Greaves
Committee Members: Christina Mason, Sarah Wood, Katy Lucas, Ellie Plaice, Liz Drain, Ellie May, Alastair Watson

Our Recent Show - The Addams Family

This year's MDS Youth Company musical production of 'The Addams Family' was a creepy, kooky hit! Directed by Christina Mason, Elena Mason and Alastair Watson, and choreographed by Jo Burston. We performed at St Catherine's School in Bramley, a beautiful new venue for MDS. We were fortunate to have such an amazing home for this show. 

The scenery was beautiful, and really allowed the audience to be drawn into the mysterious world of the Addams family. We worked with 'World of Wigle' set company to find the perfect set for this show.

The stars of this show, the fantastic young performers in our Youth Company, have been widely commended by audiences, crew and the venue for their professionalism both on and off stage. This cast worked very hard, not only to produce such wonderful performances on stage, but to build their skills in acting, singing and dancing, and also their confidence. The creative team were lucky and proud to see this development over the course of the rehearsal period. Each and every one of the cast should be extremely proud of the work they produced, and the bar has certainly been set for all future Youth Company performances. 

Thank you to our crew (Steph, Rob, Diane, Will and Rosie), headed by Stage Manager, Daniel Bundy, and Lighting Designer, Kevin Wright. Also a massive thank you to Rob and Duncan from St Catherine's for all their support during show week. We hope to be back soon! Thank you to John from Front of House Photography for these gorgeous photos. 

Finally, thank you to everyone who supported the show - both those who bought tickets, and those who helped out front of house and back stage. This experience really drummed home that MDS is all about "family first, and family last, and family by and by"! 

MDS Sponsors

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