Welcome to CADS, Royston

 

Robinson Crusoe & the Pirates - cast details announced!

It's never too early to start thinking about next January (!) and the next Royston Town Pantomime! Click here for details of where we're at so far, including the complete cast list of principal actors and ensemble..


 Stage Combat Workshop - coming soon!

Following our hugely popular and enormously entertaining workshop on directing for the stage by Robin Belfield, we've pencilled in a second workshop , this time on stage combat for later this year! Check out further announcements about this and other events here or on our Facebook Event page!  


One prize, three nominations for CADS at the 50th Cambridge Drama Festival!

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festival prize

The CADS entry for this year's Cambridge Drama Festival  - Ben Lewis's Romance is Dead, specially adapted for the stage and directed by our own Emma Daintrey - carried off the Backstage Endeavour Award on Saturday 28 April! Also nominated among the awards were Rebecca Aloneftis (Best Actress), Nicky Paton (Best Actor) and Mark Hamblin (Best Cameo). Congratulations to all involved! Pictured left are Emma and Joe Daintrey with their award, and on the right the cast looking (mostly) suitably amazed!

 

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Congratulations to this year's winners of our Drama Awards:  Donna Sleight and Heather Lawrence.

 

 Most recent shows:

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We have a varied programme and always welcome new members. We've just presented David Tristram's black comedy Ghost Writer for the Roystion Arts Festival and earlier this year we produced the world theatrical premiere of Romance is Dead, specially adapted and directed by our own Emma Daintrey from a radio play by Ben Lewis, which we took to the 50th Cambridge Drama Festival. In January we wrapped up the highly succesful 2018 Royston Town Pantomime Mother Goose, while 2017 saw both a critically acclaimed production of Pygmalion, and the fantastic pantomime Red Riding Hood. Back in 2016 we had a record-breaking run with our own home-grown Aladdin and also put on Abigail's Party for the Royston Arts Festival.  
 
During the past few years we have also presented Peter Shaffer's Black Comedy, a cabaret-style evening of light entertainment for the Royston Arts Festival, the panto Cinderella and a one-act comedy Turn to Face the Change by local author Peter Hawes whicb we took to the Cambridge, Welwyn and Sawston Drama Festivals. Our Autumn 2014 production of The Fosdyke Saga for the Royston Arts Festival was warmly received and even attracted the attention of the legendary Bill Tidy, on whose cartoon strip it was based. Other successes have included The Importance of Being Earnest for the 2011 Royston Arts Festival, the spectacular musical show Return to the Forbidden Planet in 2012, and in 2013 the hugely popular Little Shop of Horrors
 
And of course every year there's the Royston Town Pantomime - oh yes there is!
 
For more information, or to enquire about joining CADS, please use the contact page
 

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