Ad Hoc

Ad Hoc (Amateur Drama in Harrold, Odell and Carlton) is a local amateur dramatics group based in the villages of Harrold, Carlton and Odell.

The group was formed in 1992 and put on its first productions, ‘Drinking Companions’ and ‘Between Mouthfuls’ by Alan Ayckbourn in the Harrold Centre in March 1993.  Ad Hoc has presented one or two plays each year since then, and has built a loyal and supportive audience.  The group has become an integral part of the local village communities, providing a wide variety of entertainment.

Plays we continue to stage a wide range of plays, comedies, thrillers and dramas, and the Harrold Centre has become the regular venue for Ad Hoc’s productions.

In addition to full length plays, Ad Hoc has always been involved with organising and supporting less formal and more inclusive events such as Murder Mystery Evenings.  The group also produces successful village pantomimes in the Harrold URC Chapel, with the proceeds donated to local charities. 


 Join Us!

We are always looking for new members to support and grow our future productions.  We warmly welcome newcomers to the group so please get in touch and you could soon be involved in some aspect of our next production.   Anyone interested in joining our award winning group, or looking for more information, please contact Phil Briggs at

 Ad Hoc’s award winning productions

Ad Hoc’s 2012 production of ‘Present Laughter’ was shortlisted for the regional National Operatic and Dramatic Association best play award.

In 2011, Ad Hoc won the best play award, in the same category, for our production of ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’.