Grahamstown Amateur Dramatic Society
The Grahamstown Amateur Dramatic Society (GADS) was an English-language amateur dramatic society in Grahamstown.
It is uncertain what, if any, connection it has with previous societies with similar names.
Contribution to South African Theatre
April 1947: Doreen Mullins produced Sydney Blow's 1918 three-act play Lord Richard in the Pantry for the Grahamstown Amateur Dramatic Society. Starring Tommy Norwood as "Lord Richard", Yvonne Mather-Pike as his ladye faire, Peter Harvey as the perfect butler, Doreen Manley as the adenoidal cook. Others in the cast include Lilian Adler, Phyllis Driver, Peggy Hutton, Yvonne Eales, Noel Hounsell, Douglas Thomson, Ron Hepburn, and Edgar Nock.
Architect John English and Joan English, nee Joan Spencer-Watson, were two prominent residents who joined the Grahamstown Amateur Dramatic Society, circa 1964, where they acted and where he was a set and stage designer for many years.
Saturday Post, April 12, 1947.
Saturday Post, August 23, 1947.
Saturday Post, September 27, 1947.
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