At 90 years old, the Guernsey Amateur Dramatic & Operatic Club can be considered as well established in the island of Guernsey and has been providing islanders and visitors alike with entertainment since it’s very first days.
The club was established in 1927 with Lady Anne Sackville-West, the wife of the Lieutenant-Governor, as the Club’s first President. The Vice-President at that time was the famous author Compton Mackenzie, who then lived on Jethou.
Our first production, in April 1927, was “School for Scandal” performed at St Julian’s Theatre with further productions continuing until the club was forced into eclipse by the war and the occupation of Guernsey.
Post war, the club reformed and renewed it’s dramatic efforts and has mounted productions without further interruption ever since.