In 1979, a small band of enthusiasts met to discuss the possibility of starting a village drama group. They gathered together people with varied talents and the result was a home written pantomime The Beggars of Bagley Wood. This was performed in the old village hall and the then library doubled as a changing room. From that day it continued to flourish and they found themselves producing 2–3 shows each year consisting of pantomimes, plays and various musical performances. In more recent years this has spread to entering the local Drama Festivals, where we have gained many prizes and cups. KADS is also a founder member of the Oxfordshire Drama Network (ODN).
The secret to our success has been enthusiasm and commitment from everyone involved. Over the years we have seen people come and go, many of our younger members have returned, some with their own families and three have become professional actors.
We are always happy to welcome new members to KADS. If you would like to join or help out in any way, please be sure to visit our Join page for more information.