Current CADS production
RAF at the RAF*!
Rehearsals are now well under way for our next show, which will be the CADS contribution to the 2019 Royston Arts Festival.
This year we're staging a real classic wartime drama - Terence Rattigan's Flare Path, first performed in 1942. It's a story, of love and loyalty, courage and fear, and was based in part on Rattigan's own experiences in the RAF. It tells of a group of airmen stationed on the Lincolnshire coast and perhaps more importantly, of the women in their lives. Bomber pilot Teddy Graham is celebrating a reunion with his actress wife Patricia at a small hotel, but the arrival of her ex-lover and Hollywood film star Peter, and a sudden urgent bombing mission over Germany both threaten to throw everyone's lives into turmoil.
We're completely delighted to have Brenda Cottis on board as director for the show - Brenda has appeared in recent years with CADS in Romance is Dead and Pygmalion but has a vast wealth of experience directing with groups both here and in Cambridge. The play will be performed at the King James Academy, Meridian Site (formerly Meridian School) over the two weekends of the Arts Festival (20/21 and 27/28 September); the full cast looks like this (as is customary, those names not shown in blue are appearing with CADS for the first time):
Countess Skriczevinsky (Doris) - Tricia Phillips
Peter Kyle - Martin Maynard
Mrs Oakes - Claire Hogan
Sergeant David Miller (Dusty) - Rupert Jordan
Maisie - Beth Moorley
Flying Officer Count Skriczevinsky - Matthew Harrison
Flight Lieutenant Teddy Graham - Mark Hamblin
Patricia Warren (Mrs Graham) - Rebecca Seakins
Mrs Maudie Miller - Rebecca Aloneftis
Squadron Leader Swanson - Michael Young
Corporal Jones (Wiggy) - Joe Symonds
More details about the actual performance dates as soon as we have them, but meanwhile, if you'd like to get involved backstage with this or any future shows, or can offer help with costumes, make-up or whatever, or if you have any queries about the group in general, please do contact us and register your interest!
* joke courtesy of Mr Rupert Jordan!
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