Past Productions

Encore Theatre Company (ETC) began life as Featherstone and District Amateur Musical and Dramatics Society (FADAMADS) in 1944 and in its 80 year history has performed at many venues, some notable including Wakefield Theatre Royal and Bridlington Spa, and some quite wacky including Featherstone Baths and the canteen of a liquorice factory! before settling at their current home at the Phoenix Theatre, Castleford.

The company changed its name in the mid 1990’s to reflect the wider ranging origins of its membership, and to give a more professional image of the society to reflect the quality of its productions.

It has over the years produced many notable shows, having been the first amateur society to be granted a licence to perform “Jesus Christ Superstar” (but was the fourth to present it), a North East premiere, the Yorkshire amateur premiere of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and the national premiere of “The King with Cold Feet”. 

Most recently, the society presented a show that was possibly the first time a living person has had a show about them, produced in their home town, whilst they were still alive.  The show being the award winning “Spend, Spend, Spend”, the story of the late Viv Nicholson.  Another notable production recently was that of “Calendar Girls”, and the company were pleased to welcome two of the original “Girls” to one of the performances.

The company continues to present innovative productions with many of its pantomimes being written by its members, and its main shows featuring custom built scenery that challenges the imagination of its audiences and adds to the professionalism of the cast members to create performances to remember

Since the first production 80 years ago, our theatre company have performed a wide range of shows from traditional musicals such as Oklahoma to shows with local links such as Spend Spend Spend.

Read reviews of our past shows here

Here is a full list of our past productions:

Past Productions

Year Show(s)
2023 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs & Addams Family
2022 Cinderella & Chess, The Musical
2019 Return to the Forbidden Planet, What's a Calorie Between Friends & Aladdin
2018 Made in Dagenham, The Musical & Peter Pan
2017 Jesus Christ Superstar & Rapunzel Untangled
2016 Bad Girls The Musical & Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
2015 Annie & Sleeping Beauty
2014 Carousel & Cinderella
2013 Little Shop of Horrors, Calendar Girls & Aladdin
2012 Oliver & Drac and the Beanstalk
2011 Fiddler on the Roof & Once Upon a Panto
2010 The Wizard of Oz & Puss in Boots
2009 Spend Spend Spend & The Good the Bad and the Panto
2008 Oklahoma & Happily Ever After
2007 Oliver & A Long Time Ago
2006 Reflections & Once Upon A Time
2005 Guys and Dolls & Sleeping Beauty
2004 Musikaleidoscope & Cinderella
2003 Anything Goes & Aladdin
2002 Annie & Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
2001 The Wizard of Oz
2000 The King With Cold Feet & Musical Memories
1999 Billy & Simply Music
1998 Midsummer Magic
1997 Half A Sixpence & Midsummer Magic & Christmas Cabaret
1996 Godspell & Christmas Cabaret
1995 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum & Christmas Cabaret
1993 The Pirates of Penzance
1992 The Wizard of Oz
1991 Hello Dolly
1990 NODA Cabaret
1989 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
1988 Godspell
1987 Sweet Charity
1986 Rock Nativity
1985 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers & Cinderella
1984 Jesus Christ Superstar & Goldilocks and the Three Bears
1983 Oliver
1982 Godspell & Mother Goose
1981 Viva Mexico & Rock Nativity
1980 Hello Dolly
1979 The Card & Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
1978 My Fair Lady & Rock on Jesus
1977 Naughty Marietta & Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
1976 Me and My Girl
1975 No! No! Nanette
1974 Oklahoma
1973 The Sound of Music
1972 The Merry Widow
1971 Carousel
1970 The King and I
1969 The Vagabond King & Babes in the Wood
1968 Rose Marie & Mother Goose
1967 Annie Get Your Gun & Jack and the Beanstalk
1966 South Pacific
1965 Calamity Jane
1963 A Country Girl
1962 White Horse Inn
1961 Showboat
1960 Oklahoma
1959 Carousel
1958 The Desert Song
1957 No! No! Nanette
1956 The Maid of the Mountains & Sinbad the Sailor
1955 The Quaker Girl
1954 Rio Rita & Dick Whittington
1953 A Country Girl & Goody Two Shoes
1952 Rose Marie & Cinderella
1951 Victoria and her Hussar & Red Riding Hood
1950 The Belle of New York
1949 Katinka
1948 Goodnight Vienna
1947 The New Moon
1946 The Desert Song
1945 The Gondoliers
1944 The Pirates of Penzance & The Mikado

Our Next Show:
'Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood'

Tickets for our 2024 pantomime 'Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood' are now on sale. If you'd like to be there, click below for more information

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