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April 18th, 2023 by longwoodaos-admin

Tickets for our 2023 production, Ghost The Musical, are on sale now!

Grab your tickets ASAP as they are selling fast!

Tuesday 10th October – Saturday 14th October 2023

Tickets from £8!

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April 18th, 2023 by longwoodaos-admin

Our 2023 AGM will take place on Tuesday 2nd May 2023 at 7:30pm, at St Barnabas Church Hall. Emails have been sent to all existing members.

Following on from the AGM will be the first rehearsal for our 2023 production: Ghost The Musical.

For further information, please contact

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April 18th, 2023 by longwoodaos-admin

We are thrilled to announce that our show for 2024 is…


We are so happy to have secured the rights for this BEAUTIFUL show for October 2024, our centenary year.

The show tells the real life story of Carole King, an amazing singer/songwriter from Brooklyn, and her meteoric rise to fame.

Featuring an amazing array of songs that you will know and love, including: Take Good Care Of My Baby, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, Up On The Roof, You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling, One Fine Day, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, You’ve Got A Friend, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman; plus many, many more.

“I still believe that everyone is beautiful in some way and by seeing the beauty in others we make ourselves more beautiful” Carole King


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February 9th, 2023 by longwoodaos-admin

Watch this space for a special announcement coming soon regarding our show for 2024! Who’s excited? We are!

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January 10th, 2023 by longwoodaos-admin

An expression of interest form is now available for our next production “Ghost The Musical” in October 2023. Please fill out the form if you would like to join us for this production in any capacity.

Auditions will be held in February.

We are holding an Open Evening and Quiz Night on 24th January at St Barnabas Church Hall for you to come along and find out more about the show and society. We hope to see you there 🙂

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September 27th, 2022 by longwoodaos-admin

Members of Longwood Amateur Operatic Society will be bringing a touch of the silver screen to a Huddersfield theatre next month when their latest production of Sunset Boulevard hits the stage.
The cast will be stepping back to Hollywood’s 1940s movie era to perform the iconic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical at the Lawrence Batley Theatre from 4th to 8th October.
Based on Billy Wilder’s legendary 1950 film, the musical focuses on the faded silent-screen goddess Norma Desmond, played by Samantha Griffiths, who lives alone in a fantasy world at her Sunset Boulevard mansion.
Impoverished screenwriter, Joe Gillis – played by Matt Ogden – is on the run from debt collectors and stumbles into her reclusive domain. Persuaded to work on Norma’s ‘masterpiece’, a film script she believes will put her back in front of the cameras, he is seduced by the actress and her luxurious lifestyle.
Joe becomes entrapped in a claustrophobic existence until his love for another woman, Betty Schaefer played by Gemma Armitage, leads him to try and break free with dramatic consequences. 
Director Martin Stead said the Tony award-winning show with music by Lloyd Webber, and book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, promises to be a spectacular experience for audiences.
“We’re delighted to be bringing this sensational musical to Huddersfield and really hope audiences will enjoy what we have in store,” he said.
“The show is a blend of satirical comedy and dark tragedy, with absolutely fantastic music including the classic numbers ‘With One Look’ and ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye’.
“The cast has been rehearsing so hard and we really hope audiences will show their support for what promises to be an amazing production, with a few tears and plenty of laughter.”
Gareth Dickinson also stars as Max Von Mayerling, alongside Ben Maffin as Artie Green and Richard Cook as Cecile B DeMille.
Longwood’s latest production comes following the success of their 2021 show at the LBT, Into The Woods.
Tickets for Sunset Boulevard, which runs from 4th to 8th October, are available from the LBT theatre by visiting or 01484 430528.

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September 14th, 2022 by longwoodaos-admin

Tuesday 4th – Saturday 8th October 2022

Location: LBT Huddersfield

7:15pm plus 2:15pm on Saturday 4th

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July 14th, 2019 by longwoodaos-admin

Tickets are now on sale for our next production, All Shook Up. Tickets are £12 with concessions at £10. Please phone David Clegg on 01484 549922 or contact him on for tickets.

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February 24th, 2019 by longwoodaos-admin

Auditions for the main parts in our next musical, All Shook Up, will take place on Sunday 10th March from 9.30am at the Huddersfield Spiritualist Church, Old Leeds Road, Huddersfield.

For audition material and to book your audition time, please contact Martin Stead on

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April 3rd, 2018 by longwoodaos-admin

The AGM of the society will take place on Tuesday 1 May 2018 at 7.30pm at the Huddersfield Spiritualist Church, Old Leeds Road, Huddersfield.
The first rehearsal for Whistle Down The Wind will take place immediately after the AGM.

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