© Abingdon Operatic Society 2017

Email: webmaster@abingdonoperatic.co.uk

Click on any image above to view our recent show programmes


Based on the 1992 movie of the same name, Sister Act is a comedy about a wisecracking nightclub singer who witnesses a gangland shooting and finds herself placed into protective custody in a convent.  After struggling to fit into the life of a nun, she finds a way to contribute by turning their awful choir into an amazing attraction. Unfortunately, she also attracts the attention of the hoodlums she’s trying to hide from and her life is in danger once again. But would they really shoot a nun?

Tickets for Sister Act are now on sale, so go to our Tickets page to see all the ways you can book your seats.  Opening on Tuesday 24 October at 7:30pm and running all week, this is a show not to be missed. Our final performance will be on Saturday 28 October at 7:30pm, but don’t forget that we have a special matinee performance at 2:30pm on the Saturday too.  You can download a booking form with more information by clicking on the Sister Act image on the right of this page.

Of course, we enjoy performing shows like The Music Man, My Fair Lady, and Hello, Dolly! that make return appearances every ten to fifteen years, but sometimes it’s nice to perform a show for the very first time in Abingdon. You can find out more about Sister Act on the Show page here or follow us on Facebook

Welcome to the online home of Abingdon Operatic Society

We’re a friendly amateur society based in the market town of Abingdon, set in the rolling greenery of rural Oxfordshire. We aim to produce two musical shows each year to the highest standards of professionalism. We’re a registered charity and, as well as providing enjoyment to our members, we’re committed to bringing live musical theatre to our audience in and around Abingdon.

On this web site you’ll find news about past, current and future productions, as well as information on how to join us. We work hard to maintain our standards, but we also have a lot of fun in the process - lifelong friendships are made here.

So whether it’s just for five minutes while surfing or fifty years of membership, you’re welcome to AOS.

Tickets for Sister Act are now on sale – book your seats today!

We’re expecting rain in Abingdon in Spring 2018

“Do-be-do-do, do-be-do-be-do-do-be-do-be. I’m singin’ in the rain, just singin’ in the rain. What a glorious feeling…” And so on. Who hasn’t seen Gene Kelly splashing around in the rain (or perhaps Ernie Wise paying homage)? It’s one of the most famous movie moments of the twentieth century.

It was over 30 years after the movie’s release in 1952 that the stage musical version premiered in the West End, directed by and starring Tommy Steele. The show transferred to Broadway a few years later and has since been revived several times in the UK. A new Broadway revival is scheduled for 2017.

Set in Hollywood in the last days of the silent screen era, the show focuses on romantic lead Don Lockwood, his sidekick Cosmo Brown, aspiring actress Kathy Selden, and Lockwood's leading lady Lina Lamont, whose less-than-dulcet vocal tones make her an unlikely candidate for stardom in talking pictures.

The show is packed with the tunes that made the movie such a hit, including ‘Good Mornin’, ‘You Are My Lucky Star’, ‘Fit As A Fiddle’, and the riotous ‘Make ‘Em Laugh’. You can find out more about Singin’ in the Rain on our Future Show page here.

Book now