There are two new exciting shows in the next few weeks and the coming year. Dartford Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society was established in 1906 and has been a proud part of the local community ever since.

Although the society’s main focus is on musical theatre productions, they also produce a wide range of different kinds of theatre including plays, pantomimes and revues. In the last ten years alone they have welcomed more than 50,000 people to their shows!

DAODS presents ‘The Life’

Performance Dates: 3rd July – 6th July 2019.

Heathfields Hall

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You’re not in Kansas anymore…
A thrilling exposé of the darker side of 1980’s New York, The Life is a defiant and heartfelt musical lament for the old Times Square. A world of pimps and prostitutes, innocents and opportunists, it’s a gutsy and gritty joyride filled with both pathos and fun.

Described by the New York Times as “Broadway’s best kept secret” The Life features a rarely heard score by celebrated composer Cy Coleman (City of Angels, Sweet Charity). The original production of The Life, directed by Michael Blakemore, opened on April 26, 1997. It received 12 Tony Nominations of which it won two, and 9 Drama Desk Awards of which it won three, including Best Musical. Dartford Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society present an immersive production of this gritty and jazzy musical.

DAODS Presents ‘Footloose’

Performance Dates: 23rd October – 26th October 2019

The Orchard Theatre

To book tickets or for more information visit or call the Ticket Office on 01322 220000.

Footloose is the story of Ren McCormack, a teenage boy from Chicago. He and his mother move to the small town of Bomont after his father abandons them. Ren finds himself at odds with most of the town, including the Reverend of Bomont. The Reverend has convinced the town to outlaw dancing, which Ren finds unbelievable. With the help of friends Ariel and Willard, Ren convinces the Reverend to let the teenagers dance, and in the process helps the town to heal from a tragedy that affected them all.

Featuring hit songs, Let’s Hear It For The Boy, Holding out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Footloose and many more!