Happy 70th Birthday to our local Wyong Drama Group

by LukeAdmin

One of the great success stories of our Shire is the huge development of Amateur Theatre and it all started way back in 1907.

Through numerous earlier iterations, Wyong Drama Group was established in 1952, performing in the old Youth Hall (now the site of Wyong Court House). When Wyong Memorial Hall was built in 1965, WDG had a permanent home until 2014, when it was demolished to make way for the new Art House.

Our progressive band of Thespians have worked hard for years to secure their own new state–of–the–art Theatre on the Tuggerah Straight, which is now used by many amateur groups as an affordable and friendly venue, with the versatility to perform Shakespeare to Slapstick.

President of Wyong Drama Group for over 15 years, local doctor Howard Oxley has been entertaining us all in many productions: as Basil Fawlty in “Fawlty Towers”, as René in “Allo Allo”, as award winning Director at state Theatre Festivals, and much more, with over 50 productions under his belt.

Wyong Drama Group has consistently given the gift of theatre to local residents. Through the Classics, British Comedies, Australian plays and works of local playwrights, Wyong Drama Group has prospered and grown.

Soon it will be time to celebrate our 70th Birthday, with a great selection lined up for 2022.

February “Birthrights” by David Williamson – a classic Australian play

April “Nunsense II” by Dan Goggin – another musical romp from the Sisters of Hokoben

June Hosts for NSW Theatre Festival of One–Act Plays

August “The Full Monty” from Simon Beaufoy’s film – a night of comedy and striptease!

November “The Sentimental Bloke” a play with music, based on the poem of C.J.Dennis

Visit our website for more information: wyongdramagroup.com.au


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