Days Gone By: Years of shows by am-dram group captured on camera
- Credit: Archant
For 63 years the Ipswich Operatic and Dramatic Society has entertained thousands with their colourful shows at local theatres.
Months of hard work and rehearsals come together when the curtain goes up on the opening night. The first show was Country Girl, performed at the Ipswich Art Gallery in High Street in 1955. After three shows at the gallery they moved to the Hippodrome Theatre in St Nicholas Street in 1957, with their production of Carousel.
For many years shows were at the Gaumont Theatre, now the Regent, where in July this year they are presenting My Fair Lady.
This week I feature images from this newspaper’s files of some shows from the past.
Can you add names to any of the faces or have memories to share? To submit a letter, in less than 300 words, write to David Kindred, Days Gone By, Ipswich Star/EADT, Portman House, 120 Princes Street, Ipswich, IP1 1RS or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org