• Patience
  • Silas Marner
  • The Merry Widow
  • Patience
  • Silas Marner
  • The Beggar's Opera
  • The Beggar's Opera
  • Little Grimley presents Strictly Sex Factor (on Ice)
  • Thespis by Gilbert & Sullivan
  • Thespis by Gilbert & Sullivan

Welcome

This is the website of Betchworth Operatic and Dramatic Society, commonly known as 'BODS'. We are a friendly society with a long tradition of high-quality music and drama productions at Betchworth Memorial Hall (between Reigate and Dorking) as well as varied social events. Feel free to explore information here about our history, past productions and future plans. Then come and join us !

Dates for your diary

The Government Inspector
Thu 14th May 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Government Inspector
Fri 15th May 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Government Inspector
Sat 16th May 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Next event

13-16 May 2020
Directed by Diane Mayall

In a small Russian town corruption is rife, but the Mayor and his cronies are in a panic when they hear a government inspector is on the way. Mistaking a penniless new arrival for the inspector, they soon fall victim to their own stupidity and greed

News (most recent first)

Remembering Brenda Judd
Wednesday, 01 January 2020

BODS members past and present will be saddened to hear that Brenda Judd passed away on 27th Dec, after a long illness, and we send our sympathy to her family and friends.

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Remembering Derrick Graham
Saturday, 07 December 2019
Long-serving BODS member and former President Derrick Graham has sadly passed away, at the age of 93. Seen here at a celebration of his 90th birthday, Derrick was involved both backstage and as a performer in many productions from the 1970s onwards
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Merry Widow review
Thursday, 05 December 2019

Jon Fox reviewed The Merry Widow on behalf of NODA, and commented "The smaller principal roles were all played to a high standard with many individual touches by stage experienced players and the whole evening was a resounding success"

Read the full review here