We are a friendly and successful AmDram group that put on a variety of plays from comedy to the more serious and always welcome new members whether it is to act or help behind the scenes.



Men at Arms

CADS autumn production is ‘Men At Arms’ written by Terry Pratchett® and adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs.

Performance dates: 26th, 27th, 28th October 2017.
Evening performances start at 7:45pm with a Saturday matinee at 2:30pm.

Venue: St Peter's Hall, Hatchet Lane, Cranbourne SL4 2EG

Box Office opens 25th September!

To read more about the play and see the cast list click the 'Shows' tab on the left.

Click here to view our promotional video about the production.


We are unique in that we build our own stage just days before each production. We have it in kit form and we are always looking for willing helpers who are good with a hammer and screwdriver to put this together.

We also welcome help with front of house, make-up, costumes, props, scenery, running the bar and all the things essential to a successful production.
Of course if you can put your hand to directing a play, then do get in touch with us!


We usually put on two productions a year - in April and October at St Peter's Church Hall, Cranbourne, North Ascot.

Our regular rehearsal nights are Tuesdays at the hall with an additional rehearsal night usually on Mondays also at the hall.

We play to full houses with a great atmosphere and our productions cover a wide range of theatre including serious drama, comedy, period pieces and newly written plays including ones written by some of our own members. 

If you don't fancy being on stage, you can still be part of a very friendly group, because there is always plenty to help out with backstage and front of house.


Our social calendar includes walks, picnics, pub nights, themed evenings and visits to other local productions.

QUOTE, from a member!

"I have now been with CADS for 8 years and I can honestly say I do not regret the day I walked apprehensively through the door."
Mike Young, Winkfield Row

QUOTE, from the press!

Following our production of "Murder at Lambton Hall".
"The word amateur in the group's name is almost misleading."


Requirements are:

* Prepare Agendas for committee meetings and AGM.
* Attend and take Minutes at meetings and circulating them afterwards.
* Update the CADS members list and keep other lists such as ‘Friends of CADS’ up to date.
* Circulate information to members and friends as requested.

If interested, please click on the Contact Us link on the website and send an enquiry to the Chairman.

Photos from some of our recent productions: 'Pack of Lies' October 2016, 'Allo 'Allo! June 2016, 'After the Flags and Bands' October 2014 performed as part of our WWI commemoration. More photos from the 'Photos' link on the left.

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