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WONERSH AMATEUR DRAMATICS SOCIETY We recently discovered this footage in our archive. It’s converted from a VHS video tape of the Wonersh Amateur Dramatics Society production of Ali Baba in 1961. Unfortunately there is no sound and the quality is not the best because the original would have been on old 16mm cine film before being converted at least twice. Below the video we have reproduced an article about WADS that appeared in our Autumn 2005 Bulletin. “Ten years have elapsed since Peter Osborne died at the age of 60. At the time of his death the Surrey Advertiser described him as ‘a genius of comedy’. The productions by WADS which he materminded bear that out. The roll call is impressive: 1959 Aladdin 1960 Robinson Crusoe 1962* Cinderella 1962 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves 1963 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1964 Babes in the Wood 1965 Old King Cole 1966 Mother Goose 1967 Jack and the Beanstalk 1968 Dick Whittington 1969 The Sleeping Beauty 1970 Red Riding Hood 1971 No production 1972 Cinderella 1973 Sinbad the Sailor 1974 The Queen of Hearts 1975 Aladdin 1976 Puss in Boots 1977 Humpty Dumpty 1978 The Wizard of Oz *The actual footage gives a date of 1961 Continued
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