Good morning everyone, Just in case you missed it here it is, the day we’ve all been waiting for…the official announcement of our 2017 production.

We are pleased to announce our 2017 production of Jesus Christ Superstar, to be staged at Castleford Phoenix Theatre, 7 to 10 June 2017.Jcs pic coloured star

We appreciate many of you were already aware of this, but our licence has strict conditions which has prevented us making a public announcement until today.

Encore (then known as Featherstone & District Amateur Musical & Dramatic Society) were proud to have staged the Northern Amateur Premiere of Jesus Christ Superstar in 1984 and I know we still have quite a few members who were involved with that production.  It was a fantastic show to be involved in and, being one of only a very few groups to be granted a licence in 2017, we’re excited at the prospect of having this chance to now stage this show with our current (and hopefully new) membership and audience.

Audition dates for principle roles in Jesus Christ Superstar will be Saturday 24 September, with recalls as required on Saturday 8 October, and further details will be circulated to everyone in due course by email.

We look forward to welcoming all our existing and former members who we hope will want to be involved in this production.  New members are of course also welcome.
We have 20 male principal roles to cast, so please spread the word to anyone you know who you think may be interested and ask them to contact us via Email at or contact our Secretary Clare on 01977 301548 / 07788720943.

How exciting! Don’t forget to send me any old photographs you may have from previous Encore shows especially from Jesus Christ Superstar performed in 1984!
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Thanks for reading and we hope to see you at our Panto meeting Thursday 1st September.