Merstham Amateur Dramatic Society (MADS) was founded back in 1930, (originally as an Operatic & Dramatic Society and in the days when rehearsals were conducted in evening dress, no less!!)
The Society was re-started after World War II, by Merstham author and actress Joy Anderson and went on to become one of the foremost Amateur Societies in the area. Plays are performed at least twice a year at our home, the purpose-built little theatre which is Merstham Village Hall. The Society was a founder member of the Betchworth Drama Festival of One-act Plays (now called the Southern Counties Drama Festival) and notched up many successes in this local competition. We also competed in the now defunct Croydon Festival of Full Length Plays and have presented many plays in the Harlequin Theatre, Redhill.
We are a friendly Society with a professional outlook on our productions and we always strive for a high standard which has our audiences coming back for more.