DAD'S ARMY is our next production 27 - 29 Oct 2022. We're auditioning now. It's a collage of favourite Dad’s Army scenes. Enlist in our brave but bungling Home Guard in Walmington-on-Sea. U Boats washing up on our shores, a gender inclusive Mum’s Army, a romantic but enigmatic Brief Encounter, a naughty Lady Godiva, with music to gladden indomitable hearts! We’ll be true to the spirit of the original characters people know and love, with some new twists to surprise and delight our audience. We’ll be bringing the audience into our action scenes.
SOCIAL EVENT January 2018. CADS kicked off the New Year with a Skittles social event. A very enjoyable evening was had by all who attended which included a finger buffet and raffle. Congratulations to Lynn Gresty for winning the trophy for the best skittles player.
'DEATH IN PARADISE' actor praises 'Pack of Lies' 2016 production. We were delighted to have professional actor Kris Marshall in the audience for our Friday night performance on 28th October 2016. Kris, best known for his roles in 'Death in Paradise', 'Love Actually' and 'My Family', helped draw the raffle and was full of praise saying: “Firstly may I say how much I enjoyed the production. It is humbling to a so-called professional actor to see the effort, time, and dedication involved in putting on engaging amateur theatre. The actors involved struck just the right chord of characterisation and mounting tension to do the play justice. Plus all of those responsible for creating and dressing the 'box' set on stage, both backstage and front of house helped to provide a fantastic and enthralling evening.” Click here to read more.
SOCIAL EVENT September 2016. CADS members and their family and friends celebrated our 25th Anniversary in style with a CADS picnic and a wide range of sporting events to suit all age groups.
JUNE 2016 PRODUCTION 'Allo 'Allo! sold out on all performances and was hailed a great success.
IN APRIL 2015 we performed 2 one act plays: 'The Speech', by Tony Earnshaw and 'Holiday' a farcical comedy. Both plays were a great success with our audiences.
IN OCTOBER 2014 we performed 3 short plays to commemorate the First World War. The 3 performance nights all sold out and we were also delighted to have 9 new CADS members in the cast treading the boards on the CADS stage for the first time.
NEW MEMBERS Despite enjoying a healthy compliment of members, both acting and non acting, we are always keen to welcome new recruits. So anyone interested please call Viv Lewis 01344 886456 for further information.
THEATRE TRIPS These continue to be enjoyed by small groups of members and involve both amateur and professional productions locally.