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Robinson Crusoe & the Pirates - cast details announced!
Rehearsals are now well under way for next January's 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 - date announced
Following our hugely popular and enormously entertaining workshop on directing for the stage by Robin Belfield, we've organised a second FREE workshop, this time on (unarmed) stage combat. It's being run by Stuart McQueen on Saturday 24 November at Meridian School (10 a.m. to 12 noon). Stuart has been a drama teacher for 20 years and is an occasional member of CADS. For the last six years, he has trained with the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat (BASSC) in a range of weapon styles. He has achieved BASSC accreditation in unarmed combat, rapier and dagger, and sword and shield, alongside training in such diverse disciplines as single sword swashbuckling, formation fighting with halberds, blood pack work, and cut-throat razor! Training in more traditional weapon styles has included knife, small sword, quarterstaff and rapier and cloak.
He has been trained by industry professionals such as Richard Ryan, (Troy, The Dark Knight, Stardust, Sherlock Holmes, Vikings), Brett Yount, (RSC, National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Old Vic, Almeida Theatre) and Philip D'Orleans (RSC, The Globe, Royal Court, Royal Opera House), as well as a host of other respected fight directors from around the globe. As an actor-combatant he has filmed with the stage combat specialist company Fight Rep, appearing in Episode III of their initial season. To book your place at this exciting workshop, please fill in our online form by clicking here...
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One prize, three nominations for CADS at the 50th Cambridge Drama Festival!
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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