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May 2014 Newsletter

(May 06, 2014)


  • Royston Arts Festival Auditions
  • Recent Drama Festivals
  • Backstage access
  • Membership subs
  • Bursaries
  • Buntingford show
  • Dates for your diary



Royston Arts Festival Auditions

This year’s entry to the Royston Arts Festival is The Fosdyke Saga, to be directed and produced by Michael Young.  The three performances will be on Thursday-Saturday 25th-27th September 2014.

Auditions for the play will be held at Meridian School Hall at 7.15pm on Thursday 15th May.


If you are interested in helping out with the technical side of things, or want more information on the play itself and auditions, please get in touch with the Secretary.


Recent drama festivals

CADS’ production of Turn to Face the Change at the Sawston Drama Festival garnered several nominations for awards, including best actress/actor for Claire Hogan and Ben Pierson.  The group won the technical award, which adds to the 3 previous awards this production won last year.

Unfortunately the Haverhill Drama Festival has been postponed and will likely clash with the Royston Arts Festival in September.  Additionally the group has been unable to find time and space to perform the show in Royston and is instead now focussing on The Fosdyke Saga and Panto 2015!


Website Backstage access

You may not have noticed, but there’s a ‘backstage’ area of the CADS website with access for Members only.  It has links to recent committee meeting minutes, the AGM minutes, a copy of this newsletter, the updated constitution and more.  If you can’t remember your login details or would like some, please get in touch with the Secretary.


Membership subs

2014-2015 membership subs were due at the beginning of February.  Please contact the Treasurer if you think you have not paid yours for this year.  Membership entitles you to free tickets for CADS shows and you must be a member to be involved with shows, as it also covers you under our group insurance.  Fees are £15 for adults and £10 for students and seniors.



The Committee are willing to consider applications from Members for bursaries to contribute towards the cost of courses or training related to drama.  If you would like to submit an application or want more information, please contact the Secretary.


Buntingford Dramatic Society

Buntingford Dramatic Society is Proud to Present an Amateur Production of:


Cheshire Cats

A Comedy by Gail Young


Grown women, aching feet and heaving bosoms! Follow the Cheshire Cats team as they speedwalk their way to fundraising success in the London Moonwalk. Hilary, Siobhan, Yvonne, Vicky and Maggie are attempting to walk 13 miles across the capital in record time in their decorated bras and posh new trainers, but the 6th member of the team doesn't seem to meet the physical criteria! Cheshire Cats is a cross between a girls’ night out and a real mission to support a cause close to many hearts, with plenty of laughs and a few tears along the way.


9th, 10th, 16th & 17th May 2014 at Benson Hall, Buntingford, SG9 9HT


Tickets £12.50 (Including light supper).  Allocated seating, so book early to secure your seats!

Doors open and food served from 7:00 pm

Curtain up 7:30 pm (There will be 1 interval during the performance)

Further information at:




Make a note of these forthcoming dates……


Thursday 15th May 7.15 pm

The Fosdyke Saga auditions at Meridian School Hall


9th-17th May

Buntingford Dramatic Society presents Cheshire Cats


Weds 4th June

Next Committee Meeting


Thursday - Saturday 25th-27th September 7.30 pm

The Fosdyke Saga at Meridian School in conjunction with Royston Arts Festival


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Pat Houghton (President) 01223 871680, Kev Marchant (Chair) 07813 953332, Wendy Watts (Vice-Chair) 01763 245820, Phil Rowe (Treasurer and Membership Secretary) 01763 231749, Ian Cowley (Secretary) 01763 244927, Emma Shaw, Rupert Jordan and Tamsin Cowley.

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