Current CADS production


"Ghost Writer" for the Royston Arts Festival 2018 


Our next show is the CADS contribution to this year's Royston Arts Festival in September and with staggering originality it's a comedy about a ghost! David Tristram is one of the funniest writers around (we presented his hilarious Forget-Me-Knot a few years back) and his Ghost Writer, described as a "haunting comedy", may be familiar to those who attended one of our play reading sessions a while ago. Imagine Hamlet meets Blithe Spirit and you'll be in the right area (though the gags are funnier than in the former and the themes a lot racier than in the latter!) By the way, this is a full-length play and not to be confused with the one-act play of the same name by Nick Warburton, which we have also performed in the past.

The play centres around aspiring playwright Edward, whose wife - the talented actress Ruby Pinfold - was found dead at an after-show party exactly a year ago (likely cause of death: an overdose of booze and pills). Edward remains deeply affected by the loss and has moved into the attic flat of his oldest friend Alex where we find him in sombre mood, reluctant to go on with his life and unable to continue writing... Until, that is, a mysterious visitation forces him into action...

Auditions for the play took place on Thursday 17 May and the full cast looks like this (as is traditional, those names not underlined are people appearing with CADS for the first time):

Edward - promising playwright - Rupert Jordan

Alex - Edward's best friend - Martin Maynard

Ruby - Edward's late wife - Alison Bass

Glenda - Edward's blind date - Rebecca Aloneftis

Hedley - veteran actor - David Atkins

Frances - veteran actress - Brenda Cottis

If you'd like to help out in any way - technical, backstage, costumes, make-up, front of house or whatever - we'll be organising a techie meeting fairly soon, so please e-mail the director Michael Young or phone 01763 223805 and volunteer your services!

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



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