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New production team for Priscilla

SAOS is proud to announce our New Production Team for our forthcoming show PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT. Priscilla promises to be one of the most ambitious shows that SAOS has performed at Theatre Severn, so why not get involved with this spectacular event. Come and find out what the production team have in store for this all singing, all dancing musical extravaganza.

With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dancefloor favourites including  ‘It’s Raining Men,’ ‘Say a Little Prayer’, ‘Go West’, ‘Hot Stuff’ and ‘Always on My Mind’, this wildly fresh and funny new musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS! For more information contact Sharon: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Stone the flamin’ crows! Your favourite, fabulous, flirty, feel good musical is heading to Shrewsbury 3rd-6th October 2018 and bringing with it all the heat and warmth of the Australian sun.

Based on the international smash-hit movie, Priscilla follows the journey of three friends and their battered old bus across the Australian outback. With glitz and glamour and a host of outrageous costumes Priscilla delivers wall to wall disco classics including: It’s Raining Men, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Hot Stuff and I will Survive.

So, if you like your entertainment on the extravagant side, with an extra helping of sparkle and spangles then hop on board , get ready to “Shake Your Groove Thing “and join us for THE ULTIMATE FUN NIGHT OUT!

Please note this show contains strong language.

Priscilla poster

Lots of smiles and hugs when Nancy met Nancy

Jodie Prenger, who played Nancy in the Cameron Mackintosh West End revival of Oliver! was ‘thrilled’ to meet Deborah  Owen who had been cast as Nancy with SAOS. Only days after auditioning and hearing she had got the part, Deborah  was ‘over the moon’ to have the opportunity of a chat with Jodie whom she has ‘admired enormously’ for her role in the West End having won I’d Do Anything in 2009.

Just prior to taking to the Theatre Severn stage where she starred as Shirley Valentine, Jodie took time out to discuss the role of Nancy with Deborah. She was given a tip or two from Jodie who told her:  “Enjoy the role and have fun.  I had so much fun with the kids with whom I laughed and played games.  “I was always petrified before going on, but once on stage, I felt completely at home.  Nancy, deep down, is insecure, but one thing I learnt was if you can sing from the heart Nancy shines.”

The SAOS Oscars

“Wow! Is this real? I’d like to thank you all for this unexpected honour. I have been dreaming about this ever since I joined the Society …….. Well, thank you again and congratulations to the other nominees, even though you lost!



A fantastic evening was had by all at our annual Quiz Night. There was laughter, thoughtful silence, a lot of head scratching and a bit of inter-team banter, and that was only on the second round. We look forward to our 2018 quiz when our President will once again be the Quizmaster.

SAOS Quiz  

Bowling Night

Cast members of A Tale of Two Cities at our After Show Party at AMF Bowling, Shrewsbury. A brilliant night of Ten Pin Bowling was had with lots of competition between members, but mostly loads of fun and laughter.