Current CADS production


Saturday 21st April, 7.30pm @ Meridian School - tickets here

In an exciting joint enterprise, CADS & Meridian have teamed up to present an evening of comedy, tragedy, music, laughter and tears! 

CADS will be performing the one-act play Romance is Dead by Ben Lewis - see below for details.

Meridian Performing Arts Department's A-level drama students will be performing an excerpt from Saved by Edward Bond - a play which became pivotal in the abolition of theatre censorship in 1968. As Laurence Olivier wrote: "Saved is not a play for children but it is for grown-ups, and the grown-ups of this country should have the courage to look at it." Its subject is the cultural poverty and frustration of a generation of young people on the dole and living on council estates.


Wednesday 25th April @ Cambridge Drama Festival 2018! 

We are delighted to announce that CADS will this year be taking part in the 50th Cambridge Drama Festival, which takes place at the Mumford Theatre in Cambridge between 23 and 28 April 2017. The CDF is a feast of entertainment with either two or three shows each night, culminating in an awards ceremony on the final Saturday. The group has entered several times in the past and has won numerous awards for its productions.

This year we will be presenting as our entry Romance is Dead by Ben Lewis. This was originally a radio play, but Emma Daintrey has adapted the script for the stage and will be directing it for the Festival. Set in the present day, Romance is Dead is a charmingly quirky one-act comedy about an unwilling psychic, Lauren, who meets a lovely man called Jamie. The two would clearly make a wonderful couple... if only he wasn't dead! (Those of you who came to our last play reading will remember the story...) Comedy, tenderness, pathos and a 314-year-old highwayman all feature in this funny, modern romance.

The cast is as follows (as usual, those names not underlined are members appearing for the first time with CADS)

Lauren - Rebecca Aloneftis

Jamie - Nicky Paton

Celia - Brenda Cottis

 Tim - Rupert Jordan

 Jo - Claire Hogan

 Highway Robber – Mark Hamblin

 Dead Man - Joe Symonds

 Dead Woman 1 - Emily Harman

 Dead Woman 2 - Jo Buggey

 Dead Woman 3 - Richenda Collins

Voices - Sara Baxter, Emma Daintrey, Megan Renouf, Kathy Young, Michael Young

 CADS will be performing at the Festival on Wednesday 25 April. It would be great to have as many supporters as possible cheering us on. More information and details about booking tickets can be found on the website

We are grateful to Oscar Berry for composing an original underscore!

You can find additional information and updates on our Facebook Event page.



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