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raised of £1,501 target by 62 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,313 to To help Fund costs towards our Summer Show THE WEDDING SINGER

    Funded on Tuesday, 25th June 2024

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    Barking Music and Drama also known as Barking MAD started back in the 1970s as a council night school class. It was led by Borough music teacher Ethel Giles and shows were performed at local halls and schools throughout Barking and Dagenham. It was a great success and attracted many members and supporters.

    Ethel retired in 1979 and another Borough teacher called Carole Cable took over as Musical Director. However, the council decided to cancel the evening class, and because the members wanted to carry on, they decided to pay their own fees and formed Barking Operatic Society. A council grant was gained to pay for rehearsal and performance spaces, but BOS members had to collect membership fees and organise fundraising events in order to stage larger scale productions – usually at The Broadway Theatre, Barking back in the ‘80s and ‘90s.

    When Carole Cable passed away suddenly in 1997, another amazing Carol took over and from 1998 to 2022 the musical direction was led by Carol Lucas. In November 2005 BOS decided to change its name and since 2006 has been known by its current and apt title of Barking Music and Drama….. BARKING MAD or B.MAD!!!!

    As a Society we are a family. We get to do what we love which is perform and put on shows for the enjoyment of others. We have company members who have won NODA awards and we have given performers the start and experience to go on to fulfil their dreams on bigger stages. But, for this to continue to happen we still need to fundraise.

    The fundraising we do as a society is paramount and key to us being able to put on the large-scale productions that B.MAD has become known for – and that’s where your help and kindness comes in. Our next Fundraising Event is the ‘LONDON BRIDGES WALK’ on Sunday 12th May. We will walk approximately 10 miles weaving across some of the iconic bridges along the Embankment, finishing over Tower Bridge. Funds raised will go towards our next summer Show – ‘The Wedding Singer’ – already in production and being performed at the Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford 13th-15th June 2024.



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      • Mitch Butler

        Mitch Butler

        May 21, 2024

        Such a great group to be part of . Well Done !

      • Bekie


        May 18, 2024

        Well done all the walkers


      • Cheryl Taylor

        Cheryl Taylor

        May 16, 2024

        Good luck Sophie! Lots of love from mum xx


      • Nigel Colvert

        Nigel Colvert

        May 16, 2024

        Well done everyone! I look forward to seeing you all at the show.


      • John Cable

        John Cable

        May 14, 2024


      • Carol and Tony Lucas

        Carol and Tony Lucas

        May 14, 2024

        Well done y'll. Hope no legs were broken - you'll need them for the Show!


      • Ros Ellis

        Ros Ellis

        May 14, 2024

        I had such happy, fun times with Barking Mad from 2000 until 2012...The Pyjama Game to the brilliant Oklahoma. Such a fabulous family of people. Break a leg with the Wedding Singer. Love to all.


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      Members of our society will be doing the ‘LONDON BRIDGES WALK’ on Sunday 12th May.Starting From Vauxhall bridge then weaving our way across some of the iconic bridges over the River Thames passing Famous Monuments and along the Embankments the Thames. Let’s get strutting Gang

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