"We will be back on stage again soon"
I'm Bethany Goodall and I have been a member of WAOS since 2013 when I joined the Junior section for the 2014 musical, Joseph and his Amazing Technicoloured Dream coat. I played Issachar, one of the brother’s and it is still one of my favourite shows to date.
I loved every minute of being a junior and found friends for like while there. I’ve been in some wonderful shows such as Grease, Les Misérables and Starlight Express with small roles in each one. I played a pink lady in Grease but had no lines, I was the old lady in Les Mis and Hip Hopper 3 in Starlight express. While in the juniors I also had the opportunity to perform in the concert Music was my first love at the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick which was a fab experience and we also performed at the 110th Anniversary of WAOS where I was one of the three little maids from school. I think one of my favourite shows while in the juniors would have to be Les Mis, just for the feeling that we all shared at the end of each show when the audience were out of their seats applauding us. I felt proud to be part of it. That was then followed on when we won the NODA for best ensemble and best staging! One of the best nights ever. I left the juniors in 2017 with Starlight being my last show and after all the hard work that went into that show, I can honestly say, I left on a high point.
I have also been a member of the adult section since 2015 when I was in Evita. I have also been in other adult shows such as Hairspray and White Christmas. White Christmas being my last show with WAOS before heading to University of Cumbria to do my BA (hons) degree in Musical Theatre. I enjoyed performing all the time as part of my course and learning new things but I know that it was better performing amongst friends as part of WAOS, the best hobby in the world. I have now finished my course and have moved back home so I can come back and perform alongside the amazing people I’ve known for the best part of 6 years.
As soon as all of the uncertainty in the world is over and everything goes back to normal, we will all be on stage again soon!
A faithful member,