Welcome to The BLODS
Originally known as Bexhill Amateur Operatic Society, our very first production was The Mikado in 1933. The first performance at the new De La Warr Pavilion was ‘Princess Ida’ in 1936 and productions continued there until the Second World War brought shows to a halt. The BLODS re-appeared at the Pavilion in 1946 with ‘Iolanthe’ and continued with one show per year until 1970 when two shows became the norm. Since 1973 the average attendance at the De La Warr for each show has been over 3000. The BLODS have always endeavoured to present a high standard of musical never shirking the challenge of new shows such as ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, ‘Copacabana’ and for Christmas 2011 a panto, Dick Whittington.
BLODS also have a junior membership in the form of ‘Young BLODS’. The aim of which is to nurture our local youth talent into rising stars to join the established membership. Young BLODS is for 10 to 19 year-olds and welcomes children from all the local areas. In between Young BLODS productions workshops are held which cover all three disciplines, acting, singing and dancing. They have a fun and relaxed atmosphere so come along and join in! We have just finished a very successful production of ‘DAZZLE’ A Space-tacular. See the Young BLODS page for photos and details on how to join.
The Young BLODS have just finished Miss Saigon(School Edition). The show closed on 13th April and had four performances at the Bexhill High School. Our Summer show is Annie which is in rehearsal and will be performed the De La Warr Pavilion from the 27th to 29th June 2013.
SPARK Awards 2013
We are delighted to announce that Bernard Simon was the Runner-Up in the SPARK Awards 2013 in the category Adult (18 and above) Volunteer of the Year. This award was presented on 30th April 2013 at the Winter Garden in Eastbourne. The category is for the adult volunteer who has given their time and made a difference to the lives of children and young people.
Young BLODS was a successful applicant to SPARK for a grant towards the costumes in Miss Saigon.
It is 1933 and eleven year old Annie is in the Municipal Girls Orphanage. She by no means alone. There’s Molly, Tessie, Pepper, Duffy and of course Sandy a cute dog, also abandoned.
Yes it is Annie The Musical with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Chinn based on the book by Thomas Meehan.
Where is it? You will find all these characters and more at the De La Warr Pavilion from the 27th to 29 June. Nightly performances at 7 pm with a Saturday matinee at 2:30.
Tickets now on sale at the De La Warr box office. Call in person or ring 01424 229111. Or book online at the De La Warr Website
A show not to be missed
Adults £12 - £15. Children £6. Group discounts available.