WREXHAM Music & Theatre Society is set to return to the stage this summer with their first musical in 17 years.

The group will stage a production of ‘The Mad Ones’ at Grove Park Theatre on Saturday, June 1 at 7.30pm

Adam Hodges, Catrin Street-Mattox, Ashlea Allen and Rebecca Butler will be taking on their roles for one night only at Grove Park Theatre.

Written by Kate Kerrigan and Bree Lowdermilk, 'The Mad Ones' is a coming of age story that explores how quickly your plans for the future can change due to one sudden event.

Do you take the path most planned, or follow your heart down the less travelled road. A retrospective look of the last year leads Sam to question everything she’s planned so far and really ask “What do you want Sam?”

The Leader: The Mad OnesThe Mad Ones (Image: UGC)

The production, which will be directed by Daniel Blackwell, marks the return of WMTS who have deep roots in Wrexham being established in 1942.

Following the sale of its premises in 2007 the group entered a period of hiatus.

Whilst 'The Mad Ones' marks a new chapter for WMTS with their first full production, they have been back in action since 2022 with regular events including 'Singing Social' a fortnightly event where like-minded individuals can explore their voices through songs from both musical theatre and pop repertoire.

Singing Social have staged 6 showcase events, most recently Retro which played at a sold out Wrexham Lager Club in April.


Sion Edwards, chair of WMTS, said: "When the house lights dim on June 1st, WMTS will enter a new era.

"I set about reviving WMTS during lockdown, blissfully unaware of the journey ahead. But, thanks to the tireless commitment of our members, and the kind support of the theatre community, we're stepping out with our first musical - the first, I hope, of many to come."

Director, Danny Blackwell added: "I am honoured to have a cast as passionate about this show as I was when I first pitched it to the Board. With rehearsals in full swing, we can't wait to present everyone’s hard work to a Wrexham audience."

Tickets are available via Grove Park’s website.