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Welcome to LADS website

LADS was formed was formed on 6th January 1924.  It's founders wished to establish a "village society" with the aim of presenting plays with “genuine dramatic worth”. Eighty-three years later, the LADS are still going strong. Loughton can no longer truly be described as a “village” but one thing has remained constant - that original aspiration of “genuine dramatic worth”.

LADS has about 60 members of all ages. We perform and rehearse at Lopping Hall, conveniently situated in Loughton High Road, just a few minutes walk from Loughton tube station.  Click here for a map of Lopping Hall and the immediate vicinity.

We produce four plays a year, ranging from classics to the latest contemporary drama. The LADS are proud of our reputation for presenting plays fresh onto the amateur circuit and so we always keep an eye on potential new releases.

We were one of the first amateur companies to produce David Hare’s Amy’s View (January 2001) - now in a revival in the West End, and are also proud to count Amadeus, The Madness of George III, Steel Magnolias, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Communicating Doors as among our local “firsts”.

What's on the website?

Here you will find details of our current production and a diary of forthcoming events, such as read-throughs, set-ups as well as social events.

Current Season
Brief details and dates of the four plays in our current season 2007/2008.

How and when you can book tickets.

Why not join LADS?  We're always pleased to welcome new people.  Or perhaps you'd just like to come along to one of our events.  Here you will find information on how to get involved, either on-stage or behind the scenes.

Details of past productions, including photos and reviews.

Whether you're looking to come and see our latest production, or thinking of joining the society, we hope you find our website useful and informative.