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June 2024 newsletter June 19, 2024
Warren McWilliams talk - brilliant and took an interesting turnWe hosted the playwright who wrote the last two pantomimes we have performed for an ent... [MORE]

February 2024 newsletter February 16, 2024
AGM changesThere's a change of venue for our annual general meeting, due to the current unavailability of KJAR. We shall, instead, be meeting at 7.00 ... [MORE]

January 2024 newsletter January 12, 2024
Last chance!Just over a week to go now until the opening show of our much anticipated 2024 pantomime The Little M... [MORE]

November 2023 newsletter November 11, 2023
Splish, splashThings are hotting up for our much anticipated 2024 pantomime The Little Mermaid and it could be... [MORE]

September 2023 news September 24, 2023
Get your Boots onThere's (just about) still time to book tickets for our two short comedies - Nick Warburton's Don't Blame it on the Bo... [MORE]

August 2023 newsletter August 12, 2023
Stand by your BootsAs you may know (because we've been crowing about it for long enough), our production of Nick Warburton's comedy Don't Bl... [MORE]

July 2023 newsletter July 02, 2023
Boots marches onwardIn case you haven't heard, our production of Nick Warburton's comedy Don't Blame it on the Boots won third prize ov... [MORE]

May 2023 newsletter May 05, 2023
Boots goes marching onIt's very nearly time for the performance of our one-act play submission to this year's Welwyn Drama Festival. We're schedu... [MORE]

February 2023 newsletter February 26, 2023
Boots! In our last newsletter we mentioned that we were planning to enter a one-act play into this year's Welwyn Drama Festival. Well, that's sti... [MORE]

January 2023 newsletter January 18, 2023
Time to raise the curtain Only a matter of days now before the opening show of our 2023 pantomime Sleeping Beauty, directed by David At... [MORE]

November 2022 newsletter November 16, 2022
It's panto time!Tickets for our 2023 pantomime Sleeping Beauty go on sale for the first time this coming ... [MORE]

August 2022 newsletter August 19, 2022
Waking BeautyThings are hotting up for the 2023 Royston Town Pantomime, which will be directed this time by David Atki... [MORE]

June 2022 newsletter June 20, 2022
Kim to comeWe're delighted to announce that the talented Kim Ensor - former CADS member and now full-time actor - has agreed to&... [MORE]

May 2022 newsletter May 12, 2022
Bomb timeIt's not too late to book your tickets for the CADS performance at this year's Welwyn Drama Festival, which starts on Monday 16 May. Our pr... [MORE]

March 2022 newsletter March 31, 2022
AGM timeA reminder that next week sees our annual get-together, at which we look back at the previous twelve months, look forward to the next, and v... [MORE]

February 2022 newsletter February 13, 2022
Fun and Games for WelwynWe've now mapped out the rehearsal schedule for The Blonde Bombshell, our entry for this year's Welwyn Drama Festival i... [MORE]

January 2022 newsletter January 25, 2022
Bombs away!Despite the disappointment everyone feels over the recent cancellation of the 2022 pantomime, we're not sitting back and licking our woun... [MORE]

November 2021 newsletter November 29, 2021
Festive fun and frolicsDon't forget that this Wednesday, 1 December, we're holding another of our celeb... [MORE]

October 2021 newsletter October 22, 2021
It'll be Snow White on the night After what seems like an eternity, we're delighted to announce the return of the Royston Town Pantomime! As previ... [MORE]

August 2021 newsletter August 25, 2021
Strangers at a Festival We've already announced our entry for this year's 52nd Cambridge Festival of Drama at the ADC Theatre in Park Street, Cambr... [MORE]

June 2021 newsletter June 30, 2021
Strangers in Cambridge The 52nd Cambridge Festival of Drama is currently scheduled to go ahead at its new venue - the ADC Theatre in Park Street, C... [MORE]

May 2021 newsletter May 10, 2021
It's a wrap! It's finally here! We've finished recording and editing our innovative online drama Seven Movies, specially written for CADS ... [MORE]

March 2021 newsletter March 05, 2021
Finally! A new production!We at CADS are quite excited to announce that we are actively considering entering a play for a drama festival this year! ... [MORE]

January 2021 newsletter January 06, 2021
Making a drama out of a lockdownAs part of our continued efforts to provide drama, fun and excitement in lockdown, and using the magic of Zoom, we'r... [MORE]

October 2020 newsletter November 02, 2020
Just because it's Christ-a-mas...Following the success of our CADaret! production for the Royston Arts Festival, we're planning a similar ... [MORE]

September 2020 newsletter September 18, 2020
CADaret! is here! It is with pride and no little excitement that we can now announce our very first online production. CADaret! is a... [MORE]

July 2020 newsletter July 04, 2020
Lockdown stand-up We may all have been locked down for some months now, but that doesn't mean that CADS members have been idle! Our ever resourcefu... [MORE]

May 2020 newsletter May 10, 2020
Six Dead Queens come to lifeLast month we held our first online reading of the one-act play Six Dead Queens... and an Inflatable Henry, wh... [MORE]

April 2020 newsletter April 13, 2020
Play reading goes virtual!As previously announced (lockdown restrictions permitting, of course) we are hoping to  perform  Stephen Wy... [MORE]

March 2020 update March 18, 2020
An update on some forthcoming eventsIn view of government advice and current restrictions, the present situation with forthcoming CADS events i... [MORE]

February 2020 newsletter February 27, 2020
OMG! It's the AGM!Yes, it's that time of year again when we gather to reflect on the past year's achievements, plan for the future, elect a new comm... [MORE]

January 2020 newsletter January 14, 2020
Pantomime bits and bobs Our pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk is very nearly upon us and early reports suggest that it will be a great show! Certain... [MORE]

December 2019 newsletter December 19, 2019
Seasons Greetings! CADS wishes all its followers a very merry Christmas, and to celebrate the season would love to see you at a pre-Christmas drink... [MORE]

November 2019 newsletter November 21, 2019
Beans talkRehearsals continue apace for Jack and the Beanstalk by Tom Whalley, the 2020 Royston Town Pantomime being directed by... [MORE]

October 2019 newsletter October 17, 2019
Pantomime appeal The cast has now been announced for the 2020 Royston Town Pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk by Tom Whalley, which is being directe... [MORE]

September 2019 news extra September 19, 2019
Cambridge Memory Walk 6 October CADS stalwart Angela Sassoli is participating in the Cambridge Memory Walk on 6 October  as a way of fundrais... [MORE]

September 2019 newsletter September 05, 2019
Keep calm and watch Flare Path! Tickets are already starting to sell for our Autumn production, the classic wartime drama Flare Path by Terence Rat... [MORE]

August 2019 newsletter August 02, 2019
Flare Path booking now!The Box Office is now officially open for our Autumn production, the classic wartime drama Flare Path by Terence Rattigan, wh... [MORE]

June 2019 Newlstter June 24, 2019
Panto 2020 As many of you will know, the annual Royston Town Pantomime is our biggest production in terms of organisation. For that reason we reall... [MORE]

May 2019 Newsletter May 15, 2019
The Voice! CADS is delighted to announce the latest in our occasional series of workshops. This time, we're looking at voice production and wi... [MORE]

February 2019 news extra February 20, 2019
Auditions!CADS is delighted to announce its next production, which will be our contribution to this year's Royston Arts Festival. It's Terence Ratti... [MORE]

February 2019 Newsletter February 01, 2019
PantomimeThe curtain has now come down on this year's hugely successful pantomime Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates - nearly 1,300 people turned out t... [MORE]

November 2018 Newsletter November 04, 2018
Workshops!CADS is delighted to announce the second in its new FREE workshop series! This one is on (unarmed) stag e combat and it's bei... [MORE]

September 2018 Newsletter September 14, 2018
Ghost Writer - book now!Only a couple of weeks now before our contribution to this year's Royston Arts Festival, David Tristram's haunting (and hila... [MORE]

July 2018 newsletter July 08, 2018
Workshops! CADS is delighted to announce a very special workshop on directing for the stage by Robin Belfield to take place on Saturday 6 October 2... [MORE]

May 2018 Newsletter May 18, 2018
Ghost Writer - volunteers wantedOur next show will be the CADS contribution to this year's Royston Arts Festival - it's a comedy by the hilarious Da... [MORE]

March 2017 Newsletter March 12, 2017
Content: Play-Reading CADS AGM 2017 Membership subscriptions Play-ReadingOur n... [MORE]

February 2017 Newsletter February 18, 2017
Content: Panto 2017 Wrap-Up 2017 / 2018 Productions Play-Reading CADS Drama Awards CADS Bursaries Drama Workshops AGM... [MORE]

January 2017 Newsletter January 20, 2017
Content: Panto 2017 Opens Tonight! CADS Drama Awards De-rigging Next Play-reading: ideas? CADS 2017 Productions GSTARS... [MORE]

November 2016 Newsletter November 26, 2016
Content: CADS Christmas dinner - book NOW! Panto 2017 - tickets now on sale CADS Drama Awards CADS 2017 Productions Happy Christmas and New Y... [MORE]

November 2016 News Extra November 12, 2016
Content: Book ASAP for CADS Christmas Dinner! Grease at Meridian School Book ASAP for CADS Christmas Dinner!The CA... [MORE]

October 2016 Newsletter October 30, 2016
Content: Play-reading group Panto 2017 update Abigail's Party wrap-up CADS Christmas Dinner CADS Drama Awards CADS 2017 Productions Co... [MORE]

September 2016 News Extra September 27, 2016
Content: Pantomime Auditions Next committee meeting Pantomime auditions Following hot on the heels of the smash hit that was Abiga... [MORE]

September 2016 Newsletter September 08, 2016
Content: Play-reading group Abigail's Party tickets Panto 2017 auditions CADS 2017 productions Picnic on the Heath Next committee meeti... [MORE]

August 2016 Newsletter Extra August 22, 2016
Content: Abigail's Party updates CADS Picnic Abigail's Party tickets now availableTickets for Abigail's ... [MORE]

July 2016 Newsletter July 25, 2016
Content: Play-reading group Abigail's Party updates CADS Picnic Congratulations to Craig Next committee meeti... [MORE]

May 2016 Newsletter May 07, 2016
Content: Abigail's Party updates Play-reading group Panto 2017 update Congratulations to Claire Hogan Next committ... [MORE]

April 2016 Newsletter April 15, 2016
Content: Abigail's Party preliminary meeting Abigail's Party auditions Play-reading group CADS AGM minutes Next committee meeting Abigail'... [MORE]

March 2016 Newsletter March 08, 2016
Content: Play-reading group Improvisation Workshop:  venue has changed! Arts Festival 2016 Membership Subscriptions CADS Treasurer CADS... [MORE]

February 2016 News Extra February 29, 2016
Content: Play-reading group Improvisation Workshop Play-reading group Our next play-reading event, led by Michael Young, will... [MORE]

February 2016 Newsletter February 18, 2016
Content: Aladdin's magic! Drama Award winners Play-reading group Upcoming productions CADS AGM CADS Treasurer Subs Other local events Min... [MORE]

January 2016 Newsletter January 13, 2016
Content: Aladdin:  last-minute tickets! Aladdin:  more crew needed 2016:  Spring show & Arts festival Drama Awards:  l... [MORE]

December 2015 Newsletter December 07, 2015
Content: Set-building: 11th-13th Dec Play-reading session Pantomime tickets Deadline for local Drama Award nominations Royston Arts Festival ... [MORE]

November 2015 Newsletter November 15, 2015
Content: CADS Christmas meal Aladdin tickets Gathering for Aladdin technical crew Next set-building weekend Next Play-reading group Minutes ... [MORE]

October 2015 Newsletter October 08, 2015
Content: Auditions for Aladdin tonight! Next play-reading group Black Comedy roundup Christmas meal Nominations for local drama awards 2016 ... [MORE]

September 2015 Newsletter September 08, 2015
Content: Buy your tickets for Black Comedy & Light Entertainment Pat Houghton Panto 2016 Give us some genie-al feedback Minutes ... [MORE]

August 2015 Newsletter August 19, 2015
Content: Play-reading evening: next week Summer picnic: bank holiday weekend Black Comedy & Light Entertainment: tickets Call for Costume ... [MORE]

June 2015 Newsletter June 19, 2015
Content: Confirmation of "Light Entertainment" acts Play-reading session Set build for "Black Comedy" Dates for supporting our next show Cost... [MORE]

May 2015 Newsletter May 06, 2015
Content: Updates re CADS’s entry for Royston Arts Festival 2015 Play-reading sessions Panto 2016 Other local events to support CADS&rsq... [MORE]

March 2015 Newsletter March 31, 2015
Contents: Committee minutes CADS AGM 2015 Annual subscriptions due Play reading group – new date! Arts Festival Advert: Hitchin Adult ... [MORE]

February 2015 Newsletter February 10, 2015
Contents: Committee minutes CADS AGM 2015 Annual subscriptions due Pantomime report Play reading group Arts Festival ideas New website desi... [MORE]

January 2015 Newsletter January 08, 2015
Contents: Committee minutes Pantomime tickets Pantomime autism-friendliness Play reading group Drama Awards Arts Festival ideas AGM 2015 &... [MORE]

September 2014 Newsletter September 07, 2014
Contents: Committee minutes The Fosdyke Saga – Tickets on sale! Summer Outing Panto 2015 TOPS production Dates for your diary  ... [MORE]

July 2014 Newsletter July 09, 2014
Contents: Committee minutes The Fosdyke Saga – Tickets on sale! Photo request Pianola Summer Outing – 23rd August Dates for your... [MORE]

May 2014 Newsletter May 06, 2014
Contents: Royston Arts Festival Auditions Recent Drama Festivals Backstage access Membership subs Bursaries Buntingford show Dates for your... [MORE]

March 2014 Newsletter March 18, 2014
Contents: Royston Museum Project Turn to Face the Change Royston Festival AGM Subs Actors wanted Subs Dates for your diary   &nbs... [MORE]

February 2014 Newsletter February 14, 2014
Contents: Pantomime 2014 Drama Awards DVDs Panto programme donation Royston Museum Project Turn to Face the Change Royston Festival Ten ... [MORE]

January 2014 Newsletter January 24, 2014
Contents: Pantomime 2014 Drama Awards Royston Museum Project Costume Container Turn to Face the Change AGM Mayor’s Quiz In memorium... [MORE]