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July 2018 newsletter

(July 08, 2018)


CADS is delighted to announce a very special workshop on directing for the stage by Robin Belfield to take place on Saturday 6 October 2018 between 10.00 and 12.00 at a venue to be announced shortly...

Robin is a British theatre writer, director and producer who has worked with the National Theatre, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, the Oxford School of Drama and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He grew up in Royston and attended Icknield Walk, Greneway and Meridian Schools. He even appeared in pantomime with CADS many years ago, and he has made a couple of return guest visits to the town for the Royston Arts Festival in recent times.

The workshop is open to everyone and is free of charge. Places are limited so pre-booking is essential. Full details, including how to book, will follow soon.

We're hoping that this will be the first of an occasional series of drama-related workshops over the next year - we've already pencilled in a second workshop on stage combat for later this year! Check out further announcements about this and other events here or on our Facebook Event page!  

Ghost Writer

Rehearsals continue apace for our contribution to this year's Royston Arts festival. We now have most of our technical team but could still do with someone to organise make-up - if you're interested, please contact the director Michael Young or producer Zoe Reader as soon as possible as we need to start planning as soon as possible...

Pantomime 2019

Alison Bass and Louise Atkins have now announced that they'll be presenting Robinson Crusoe as next year's Royston Town Pantomime - the historians among you might like to know that we last did a version of this back in 1997! An audition date has been provisionally fixed for 1 October with Monday and Thursday rehearsals starting the following week. Full particulars will eventually appear on the website, on Facebook and in a forthcoming newsletter, but if you'd like to get involved, it's probably not too early to contact us and let us know...


As many of you will be aware, Alison Bass's mother, Kath Prime, sadly died earlier this year after a long battle with myeloma. CADS donated £150 to a local myeloma charity and received a letter of thanks from its representative Anne Fleming, who reports that the group will use the money to help fund a boat trip in Kath's name in August for patients and carers. Alison and her brother Julian would like to express their own thanks to all members who contributed.

Romance is Dead

Meridian School has generously offered to share the small surplus made from our joint venture with them back in April in order to purchase equipment that will benefit both the school and CADS. We've decided to buy a new talk-back system for the DSM and crew with the money.


Our next meeting is on 7 August so if there's anything you'd like us to consider or discuss, please feel free to contact any of us at any time via the Contact page of the CADS website!

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