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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We have a varied programme and always welcome new members. We've just 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're taking to the 50th Cambridge Drama Festival, and earlier this year wrapped up the highly succesful 2018 Royston Town Pantomime Mother Goose. 2017 saw both a critically acclaimed production of Pygmalion, and the fantastic pantomime Red Riding Hood. while 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. 2015 saw us present a double bill of Peter Shaffer's Black Comedy and a cabaret-style evening of light entertainment for the Royston Arts Festival, as well as that year's panto Cinderella. 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. The Great Man (seen right at the Old Bull, Royston, with his daughter Sylvia) attended the Friday night performance along with his family, and was gracious enough to praise both cast and crew for bringing new life to the show!
In 2013 and 2014 we presented a one-act comedy Turn to Face the Change by local author Peter Hawes. We performed at the Cambridge Drama Festival 2013, the Welwyn Drama Festival 2013 and the Sawston Drama Festival 2014, and won several awards and glowing adjudication for our efforts!