The Wychwood BODS – Branching Out Drama Society

The Wychwood BODS is a professionally run, new drama group for 11-18 years olds.

This year we have been meeting on Monday evenings but in January we will be running on Tuesday evenings 19:00 – 21:00 in MILTON VILLAGE HALL at only £3 per ‘Bod’ per session (term time only).

I started the group in early 2018 because many of this age group felt they had outgrown the younger drama groups but were not quite ready yet to continue to the adult groups; so the BODS developed over the months to accommodate those needs. The great thing is that they can still be part of the younger and older groups when opportunities come along for shows if they want to.

The aim of the group is firstly to have fun with all aspects of theatre work, offering opportunities for acting, backstage, front-of-house duties as well as tech work including lighting and sound. They can also get involved with make-up and costume, writing and choreography. The BODS themselves have a large part in moving the group forward and we make sure that they all have a voice and it is heard. We build confidence and give structure to performance skills including interviewing.

We have started with no money and want to keep costs as low as possible in this non-profit making group but we will always need to raise funds of course, so the BODS have to work towards fundraising as well; this truly makes for a great team who work together. We hope to put on our first performance in the spring and have been working on a play and dances over the past few weeks.

The Wychwood BODS does not want to become a big impersonal group so places are limited but we would really love to hear from anyone who feels they might like to join us. You are welcome to come along free for your first session to meet us and see what you think.

For more information please contact us @ wychwoodbods@outlook.com, 01993 830988 or Facebook: The Wychwood BODS.

Mandy Rae

December 2018 – January 2019