Past Productions

Gus (Ryan Wuyts) and Jellylorum (Isobel Pearce)

2018 - CATS

WOW!'s 2018 show “CATS” ran from 12th – 17th February 2018. "A feline phenomenon!... WOW! has made a little piece of musical theatre history here, which all participants, onstage and off, will remember and treasure for a very long time." CATS sold out every performance and delighted reviewers and audiences alike. CATS was nominated for 6 NETG Awards and won the Adjudicator's Award for choreography & make-up.

2017 - Loserville

WOW!'s 2017 show “Loserville” ran from 13th – 18th February 2017. "It is given the now expected slick high-energy performance from WAOS’s under 21s with sparkling choreography by director Cathy Court ... and lively musical backing under the direction of Thomas Duchan." Loserville was nominated for 7 NETG awards and Harry Tunningley was named Best Young Actor as Lucas Lloyd. Loserville was also nominated for NODA Best Youth Production 2017.

2016 - Half a Sixpence

WOW!'s 2016 show “Half a Sixpence” ran from 15th – 20th February 2016. "A lively, stylish evening". Half a Sixpence was nominated for 5 NETG Awards and won two: Jake Collis was named Best Young Actor for his portrayal of Kipps and the shop boys and girls won the Adjudicators Award for their singing and dancing in Half a Sixpence. Half a Sixpence was also named NODA Best Youth Production 2016 and Dexter Montgomery won NODA Best Young Performer as Chitterlow.

2015 - Our House

WOW!'s 2015 show “Our House” ran from 16th – 21st February 2015. "Everyone involved acted with focus, commitment and enviable energy. What was contagious was the obvious enjoyment of the whole cast and this could not fail to win over the audience." Our House was nominated for 6 NETG awards and a NODA award and was joint winner of the NETG Best Musical award 2015 and won NODA Best Youth Production 2015.

2014 - Grease

WOW!'s 2014 show “Grease” played to full houses every performance. Grease gained nominations for 4 NETG awards and Ben Huish was named joint winner of the NETG Best Young Actor Award 2014. Grease was also awarded NODA Best Youth Musical AND Best Production 2014. (Photograph courtesy Steve Harris Photography)

2013 – The Boy Friend

WOW’s 2013 show was Sandy Wilson's musical comedy The Boy Friend. The show gained nominations for 5 NETG Awards including Best Young Actor, Best Young Actress and Best Musical and James Simpson was runner up for the Best Young Actor award for his roles as Percival Browne in The Boy Friend for WOW! and as Ali Hakim in Oklahoma for WAOS.

2012 – Footloose

WOW’s 2012 production was the fast and fabulous Footloose, which was nominated for a NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) award for the Best Youth Group Production 2012 and won Jake Davis the North Essex Theatre Guild award for Best Young Actor.

2011 - West Side Story

WOW’s 2011 production was West Side Story. The show won the North Essex Theatre Guild Award (NETG) Collyer Marine Trophy for Best Musical Production/Presentation and Zoe Rogers won the NETG Best Young Actress award for her portrayal of Maria.

2010 - Hot Mikado

WOW’s 2010 production was Hot Mikado. The show was a joint winner of the North Essex Theatre Guild Award (NETG) Collyer Marine Trophy for Best Musical Production/Presentation and Tilda Bourne won the NETG Best Young Actress award for her portrayal of Katisha.

2009 - Les Misérables

WOW’s 2009 production was Les Misérables School Edition. It was awarded the accolade of Best Musical in the Region by NODA against strong competition from societies in Clacton, Colchester, Braintree and of course the main Witham society, WAOS.

2008 – Disney’s High School Musical

WOW's 2008 production was High School Musical. The show sold out and had a huge waiting list.

2007 – A Knight to Remember

2006 – Fame

2005 – Little Shop of Horrors

2004 – Crazy For You

2003 – Oliver!

2002 – Bugsy Malone

2001 – The Wiz

2000 – 42nd Street

1999 – The Boy Friend

1998 – Annie

1997 – West Side Story

1996 – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat