Welcome to the ELODS website. We are a non-profit making and award-winning musical theatre society based in Winchmore Hill N21 in the London Borough of Enfield. Founded in 1953 as The Wheatsheaf Players, the name was soon changed to Enfield Light Operatic and Dramatic Society and from performing mostly Gilbert and Sullivan in the 50's and 60's, the society soon took on the challenge of producing more modern musicals and this has continued to the present day. We produce a mix of classic shows and new productions and are a fully inclusive society, welcoming adults of all ages and children when a show requires under 18's.
We perform two musicals per year, usually in April and October at the Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar, Herts which is a great community theatre with 333 seats as well as a spacious bar and front of house area. There is plenty of parking both to the rear and underneath the theatre. There is a great pub directly opposite known as The Manor where you can have a pre-theatre meal at a reasonable price.
With a dedicated group of performers and volunteers, we dedicate ourselves to producing high quality productions to as near professional standard as we can. We are lucky to be able to work with a variety of local directors and choreographers who bring fresh ideas to each show and are blessed with the services of our highly talented resident Musical Director, Mark Newport.
After the success of our production of Legally Blonde (a first for ELODS and Potters Bar), we revert to one of the favorites of all musical classics, GUYS AND DOLLS. Wonderful music combines with a heart warming and hilarious tale of sharp-dressed, dice-playing hoodlums, pursued by well-meaning Salvation Army missionaries wanting to save their souls. Marvelous characters include Sky Masterson, Sister Sarah Brown, Nathan Detroit and his long suffering fiancee, Adelaide. Songs include: Luck be a Lady Tonight, Sit Down You're Rockin The Boat, The Guy's Only Doing It For Some Doll, I Got The Horse Right Here and A person Can Develop A Cold.
If you are interested in joining the Society or want more information as to how you can get involved either as a performer or behind the scenes as part of the production crew or front of house, please email us on: firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the for by clicking here
THE BOX OFFICE IS NOW OPEN. Please note that in a break from tradition, all tickets for this show will be sold though the Wyllyotts Theatre box office or by phoning 01707 645 005.
Wanted: Help needed Backstage. Are you interested in getting involved with a theatre group but do not feel that treading the boards in the spot-light is for you? Well you can help out back stage. This is an important part of putting on a successful show and we are looking for enthusiastic people who can be available for show week. It is great fun and you will be helping to ensure that our shows run seamlessly and professionally - no experience necessary - just telephone Mark Shaw on 07711 316 474.
Our next show
We will be next performing at the Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar on 18 to 22 October 2016. The box office is NOW OPEN
We are always looking for new volunteers to help back stage and front of house, so if you want to get involved in musical theatre but don't want to appear on stage, please contact us. We are currently looking for people to help with props. If you are interested, please phone Mark Shaw on 07711 316 474.here.
For information on the company, please contact using this form