About the show

Showhits is one of our most popular shows, which we try to put on yearly. We aim to give you a good mix of entertainment for the whole family, with a strong focus on musical theatre, but with the odd comedy sketch, monologue and dance number thrown in as well. With sets from various stage musicals, duets, solos, and classic choir pieces, you can settle in for a magical evening of musical delights!

This year’s Showhits was dedicated to the memory of a long serving member of our society Alan Chandler-Elkins, with the end of the first act also being dedicated to the late great Stephen Sondheim.

Audience reviews

Here are just some of the lovely comments our audience members had to say about the show:

  • “I believe we have just seen the future of LADS in the very talented performers in Showhits 22 & it’s looking very good.”
  • “Another fantastic performance tonight! The talent on that stage would rival any West End performance!! I feel so lucky we only have to drive up the road to watch!”
  • “Really enjoyed the show tonight. Such a great variety of music, dancing, humour and talents on display from start to finish.”
  • “There is a whole generation of talent in that show. All engaged and working so well together.”
  • “I thought the first girl was miming because it was so professional. We’ve been attending for nearly 40 years, originally in the village hall. Hats off, top show and exceedingly high standard.”
  • “Fantastic show as usual! Everyone did so well!”
  • “What an absolutely fantastic Showhits performance I saw tonight, the Sondheim section especially moved me […] Each and every person sang and harmonised really well and the choreography was so powerful. Am so happy that I decided at the last minute to go, well worth coming back”
  • “What a fab night, everything about the show tonight was spot on and so professional. Singing, dancing,jokes, lighting,sound and props were amazing (as was the tea!) Pat on the back to you all for a very entertaining evening”
  • “Last night’s performance was a thrilling treat of sounds and sights delivered by LADS talent both on and off the stage. A very slick, obviously well-rehearsed, well compiled programme radiating confidence and energy, all much appreciated by the audience.”
  • “It was an amazing show, very slick and professionally performed”
  • “Was excellent show! Well done cast & crew, fabulous!! ???Xx”
  • “My oh my – what an evening. Don’t know where to start…. Great singing, dancing and a real buzz was generated. Lively, classy, slick and glossy performances by all. But credit also to the back room members : lighting, music, choreography (brilliant) right down to the car park stewards, and suppliers of tea in the interval. Thanks to all.”
  • “Brilliant singing, choreography and staging. Brought my grandchildren who both thoroughly enjoyed it, especially Alex whose first Lads show it was.”
  • “Fabulous show ! Well done everyone ??
  • “Really enjoyed the show. Amazing energy throughout. Well done to all.”
  • “What a brilliant production”