Musical theater returns to Tunbridge Wells this fall


A rainbow of images from recent shows performed by Tunbridge Wells Operatic and Dramatic Society

Submitted for publication by Anna Dunbar of TWODS

Tunbridge Wells Operatic and Dramatic Society (TWODS) are busy backstage preparing for a fall comeback with their new show, Destination Anywhere. The show will feature a mix of musical numbers from around the world. with performances at the Assembly Hall Theater from November 21-27, 2021.

TWODS has been performing in Tunbridge Wells for over 130 years, and due to Covid-19, 2020 was the first year they haven’t been able to put on a show since WWII.

President June Fuller said: “After an 18-month absence from the theater, we are extremely happy to be back doing what we love, entertaining audiences in the city this fall. We have worked incredibly hard behind the scenes to come back strong and this show certainly won’t disappoint. We look forward to welcoming old friends to the theater and welcoming a new generation to our shows.

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JJ Almond, Theater Director at Assembly Hall Theater in Tunbridge Wells, said: “We really look forward to welcoming TWODS this fall with their upcoming and long-awaited show ‘Destination Anywhere: A Musical Journey’. They’ve been delighting audiences in our theater for over 80 years, and this brand new musical medley is sure to be the exhilarating escape we all crave. There is nothing quite like a live performance – the buzz in the auditorium, the anticipation before the curtain rises and the electric applause from the audience.

In addition to bringing joy to the city’s public since its first musical in 1890, the award-winning company has a long history of supporting charitable causes. Their last five shows staged between 2017 and 2019 raised over £ 15,000 for charities including Tunbridge Wells Hospital Radio, Fegans, MS Society Branch Tunbridge Wells, Breast Cancer Kent and The Fawcett Society .

From the archives: May 5, 1930 was the opening night of the TWODS production of Princess Charming at the Tunbridge Wells Opera House

TWODS is proud to resume its fundraising efforts in November and always welcomes applications for local charities that could benefit from their efforts. Please submit suggestions via

More details on TWODS ‘upcoming show, Destination Anywhere, will be posted on For reservation requests, please visit or call the ticket office on 01892 530613.


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