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HADS is pleased to announce that the Spring 2018 production will be, “The Man from Earth”,

After history professor John Oldman unexpectedly resigns from the University, his startled colleagues impulsively invite themselves to his home, pressing him for an explanation. But they’re shocked to hear his reason for premature retirement: John claims he must move on because he is immortal, and cannot stay in one place for more than ten years without his secret being discovered. Tempers rise and emotions flow as John’s fellow professors attempt to poke holes in his story, but it soon becomes clear that his tale is as impossible to disprove as it is to verify. What starts out as a friendly gathering soon builds to an unexpected and shattering climax. Acclaimed science fiction writer Jerome Bixby, writer of the original ‘Star Trek’ and ‘The Twilight Zone’, originally conceived this story back in the early 1960’s. It would come to be his last great work.

Directed by Alan Arlington

Auditions on January 4th 2018 at Horsell Village Hall – 8pm

Production dates, May 3rd, 4th and 4th 2018 at The Rhoda McGaw Theatre.


HADS (Horsell Amateur Dramatic Society) is the oldest drama group in the area, having been formed in 1922. Our purpose is to put on plays and similar forms of theatre for the public’s entertainment.

Twice a year we put on full-length plays at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre in Woking, as well as entering the Festival of One-Act Plays run by the Woking Drama Association at the same venue and also the Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival.

In addition, we occasionally stage performances in Horsell Village Hall, close to Woking centre, where we hold regular play readings open both to all members and the curious alike.