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*** 20/21 & 27/28 September - Flare Path by Terence Rattigan ***
*** 3 October - auditions for Royston Town Pantomime 2020 ***
*** 16 October - play reading: "My left nut" ***
*** 27 November - workshop: "The Meisner technique" ***

 

 Flare Path booking now!cast and crew

The Box Office is now open for our contribution to the 2019 Royston Arts Festival - it's Terence Rattigan's classic wartime drama Flare Path

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Evening meetings - programme announced

We've just published our programme of evening meetings for this Autumn/Winter 

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Coming soon: Royston Town Pantomime 2020

We can announce that the 2020 Royston Town Pantomime will be Jack and the Beanstalk by Tom Whalley (who wrote this year's hilarious Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates). Nicky Paton has agreed to direct and Louise Atkins will be Musical Director.  Performances will be on Friday 24 January, Saturday 25 January, Friday 31 January and Saturday 1 February 2020 with the usual 2.00 matinees on each Saturday and evening performances at 7.30 on all dates.

Auditions for the show will take place on Thursday 3 October, probably at King James Academy (formerly Meridian School) - juniors (12+) from 7.00 to 7.45 p.m. and adults (18+) from 7.45 to 9.00 p.m. - so save that date! Further details here and elsewhere as soon as we have them...


 

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

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festival prize

The CADS entry for the 2018 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 - Rupert Jordan and Ellis Hughes!

 

 Most recent shows:

  Abigails-Party-350px 2017PantoPoster Pygmalion Mother-Goose-98px living and loving Ghost-Writer-thumbnail Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates Poster 2019See some pictures here


 
We have a varied programme and always welcome new members. Our pantomimes are always child-friendly, focussing on family entertainment (for which we've gained an excellent reputation locally in recent years). Our performers (children and adults) are all local amateurs, yet we all aim for high quality in as many aspects as possible - acting, script, lighting, sound, special effects, and of course our live band...
 
At the start of this year we presented the 2019 Royston Town Pantomime Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates, while last year we performed David Tristram's black comedy Ghost Writer for the Royston Arts Festival as well as producing 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. Also last year we gave you the highly succesful 2018 pantomime Mother Goose, while 2017 saw both a critically acclaimed production of Pygmalion, and the fantastic 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 (and presence in the audience!) 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