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Welcome to 2023

Welcome to a new year for SPEN AODS. Last year's production of The ADDAMS FAMILY got us back into the swing of our famous November Musical Production and we hope to have an equally successful year in 2023. We have announced that our November musical this year will be Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 The Musical which is packed with amazing songs and is a real treat of a show! Our youth society S.A.Y.S are putting on a production of WE WILL ROCK YOU in July, please check out their FACEBOOK page for all the details. We welcomed many new members to the society for the Addams Family and we love seeing new faces so please use the contact details at the bottom of the page if you have an interest in being a part of one of this year's shows. We pride ourselves on being a very friendlty society and some of the performers for Addams had never stepped foot on a stage before.

For the full synopsis together with full details of the cast for this show please visit  where you will be able to enjoy reading the storyline and also the full description of each part.


AUDITIONS  -  will take place on WEDNESDAY EVENING,  22ND MARCH, 2023, at our rehearsal rooms SCHOLES VILLAGE CENTRE, 9, FOLDINGS ROAD, SCHOLES, CLECKHEATON, BD19 6DF and application to audition should be made via our email address

Unfortunately, due to Cleckheaton Town Hall still being repaired, we will not be putting on a May show. We have been based in Cleckheaton for the past 100+ years and would like to keep it that way, although Batley Town Hall was a beautiful venue, we want to perform our next show 'on home turf' so are waiting for repairs of the town hall to be complete. 


Due to structural damage to Cleckheaton Town Hall, we have had to relocate our production of The Addams Family  to Batley Town Hall. 

All tickets previously booked will be honoured according to the seating plan. Thank you for your understanding.

Rehearsals Have Begun!


It was wonderful to see the society reunite for our initial rehearsal of The Addams Family. The show will be directed by Dean Patrick with Ian Abbot as Musical Director. It's a fun packed show with plenty of music that will send shivers down your spine. Anybody wishing to join the ensemble for this show, please contact Dean asap, there are plenty of parts available!

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Welcome to 2022

Dear all, the society is pleased to announce the launch night for our latest musical production. The Addams Family.

Taking place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 15th February at Scholes Village Centre, 9 Foldings Rd, Scholes, Cleckheaton BD19 6DF.

We would like to invite anyone interested in taking part in this exciting production. Here they will have the chance to meet the production team and members of the committee.

The audition date for principal roles in this production is Wednesday 2nd March and interested parties should apply by email to Thomas Thorp

Looking forward to seeing you there!

 HAPPY NEW YEAR and welcome BACK!

Our President/Chairman, Robert, has announced that, after almost two years, we have been given the go-ahead from the rights-holders to present our May and November 2022 productions – ‘The Vicar Of Dibley’ (which we had just begun rehearsing in 2020 when we were locked-down) and ‘The Addams Family – The Musical’.   Both these productions were previously announced to our members but required permission from the rights-holders to perform in 2022, particularly as ‘The Addams Family – The Musical’ is now on tour professionally and to appear at Bradford Alhambra next month.





Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA

Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams


Originally produced on Broadway by Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent

Productions, Stephen Schuler, Decca Theatricals, Scott M. Delman, Stuart Ditsky, Terry Allen

Kramer, Stephanie P. McClelland, James L. Nederlander, Eva Price, Jam Theatricals/Mary

LuRoffe, Pittsburgh CLO/Gutterman-Swinsky, Vivek Tiwary/Gary Kaplan, The Weinstein

Company/Clarence, LLC, Adam Zotovich/Tribe Theatricals

By Special Arrangement with

Elephant Eye Theatrical

The Vicar of Dibley

A stage play by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter

adapted from the original TV series

by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer.

With kind permission of Tiger Aspect Productions


Brassed Off

Congratulations to everybody involved in our most recent production that ran from 14-16th May in Cleckheaton Town Hall. Brassed off closed on the Friday night to a packed out town hall audience. Everybody involved in the show worked incredibly hard and the atmosphere in the emotional moments of the play could have been cut with a knife.

The Clifton and Lightcliffe band sounded fantastic in the Town Hall and the coupling of great acting talent from Spenborough Amateurs and the Musical talent of the band made it an unforgettable show

More pictures will be uploaded to our galleries soon so watch this space!


The winner of the Reg Vinnicombe Salver for their production of "Evita" in November 2018 is Cleckheaton & Spenborough Amateur Operatic Society!


This show was selected by Les Smith, Regional Councillor, as the one he felt most excelled in all areas of production. The award was presented at the Annual Dinner at Gala Weekend.
Les has seen 104 shows in the last 12 months so it is a great achievement. Well done to all involved.

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