• Dave Brolly

CHAIR’S CHATTER

Hi everyone, glad to say our rehearsals for our part in the Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations are going really well thanks to the amazing teaching we are getting from Lucy. Looking forward to the concert and the weekend of celebrations in Crewkerne itself. Many thanks to Ann as well as Lucy for all their hard work in pulling this together. Hope to see lots of you there in the audience and, of course, we are praying for fine weather. Hopefully not as it was at our last celebrations when it poured down! We still had some of you stalwarts in the audience

Last time I asked if you have any thoughts and ideas about how we move forward as a society, future productions, what we could do and when in the year, and am delighted to say that some of you have been in contact already. Any further thoughts, there’s still plenty of time to contact me either via Messenger or email, or speak to any of your committee members. We will be putting a short survey together to see what you think, so even more opportunity to comment. Take care everyone, continue to stay safe and enjoy all the upcoming celebrations, however you are involved .

CURTAIN UP ON MURDER 14th - 17th SEP

Director Ann Brolly

We are to stage the play postponed from May 2020. Due to change in circumstances two of the original cast are unable to take part. We are holding auditions for these characters on Monday 13th June at 7.30pm in the Victoria Hall. Rehearsals will be on Mondays and Thursdays at 7.30, with the first rehearsal on Thursday 16th June.

Ginny - naive, prim, rather gouache, playing age 18-25

Harry - caretaker, a bit dim and gossipy, older

Audition pieces - contact Ann ann.brolly@me.com

HRH THE QUEENS’ JUBILEE 3rd JUNE 2022

There is to be a celebration “Party in the Park” - on Henhayes. From 2 - 5pm there will be a fete with children in mind and a concert in the evening. CUDOS will open the concert and then at the end join with Phoenix Brass for Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia and the National Anthem led by opera singer, Louise Innes and then mostly yourselves. Come along, bring your picnics and chairs for a great evening.

TREASURE HUNT SUNDAY 26th JUNE

We are looking forward to our Car Treasure Hunt courtesy of John Perry, which will be a combination of driving and walking to find the clues, followed by a BBQ or picnic (in glorious weather of course) in John’s garden in Thomson Drive. Keep an eye out for further details on CUDOS Facebook page, website or in a newsflash.

MEMBERSHIP

Polite reminder that fees became due in March.

Members: Patrons

Family £50 Vice President £32 Individual £25 Individual £8

Junior £10 Couple £13

Patrons: Business £20

Fees can be by BACS or sent to Dave Brolly, Treasurer at Treetops, 31 East Street, Crewkerne TA18 8DG

Reference: Member or Patron Fee

Acc No: 69629862 ort Code: 30-98-97

PLEASE NOTE:

If membership has lapsed for over 2 years, this will be your last newsletter. If you are ‘resting’ or treading the boards elsewhere you may like to consider supporting your Society by becoming a Patron. This will entitle you to newsletters, priority bookings and your name in the programmes.

(An abridged newsletter can be found on the website).

BEST WISHES to Kathy Head for a speedy recovery.

CONDOLENCES to Sara and Molly Hill on their recent sad loss.



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CHAIRMAN'S CHAT

Hi all, I think the majority of us have the post show blues after a fantastic panto. I know this has been said many times but wow how lucky are we to have such talent in our Society especially the future of CUDOS in the current juniors. We were blown away by their talent and maturity during rehearsals and show week. The future is definitely bright!!

My role as your Chairman will come to an end at the AGM this year . The normal length of service is 3 years but due to covid and there being no AGM in 2020 and a late one in 2021 I have ended up completing 5 years this time round. So we are on the lookout for a new chairman/person/woman ,however you wish to label yourself, to take over at the AGM. Support is always there from myself or current committee members. If you're interested but have questions don't hesitate to ask.

See you all soon. Kerry x

Bar Managers

We have been lucky for a number of years to have Dave and Maureen Sach run the bar for us. This is not just manning it during shows but also sorting all the stock for it, refilling etc. They have now hung up their optics for the last time so we are on the look - out for new managers. We already have some interest but as this was only announced at the panto aftershow party we felt it only fair to give everyone the opportunity or possibly it could end up with more people sharing the responsibility.

Please contact any of your committee to register your interest. Maureen will be on hand for any advice to help you. Thank you

PANTOMIME THE NUTCRACKER PRINCE

We made it, oh yes we did!! It was good to be back on stage performing again, the Panto was well received, with good audiences and great to be back together again. Congratulations to Lillie Woodhead who was awarded the Chairmans’ Cup at the end of panto.

HRH THE QUEENS’ JUBILEE 3rd JUNE 2022

There is to be an open air celebration - Party in the Park - on Henhayes, Crewkerne, similar to concerts held in the past on royal occasions. CUDOS will be performing and rehearsals will start on Monday 14th March in the Victoria Hall at 7.30pm. Rehearsal nights will be Monday and Thursday.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING THURSDAY 31st MARCH

This will be held in the Victoria Hall 7.30 for 7.45 on 31st March 2022. Paid up members eligible to vote will receive full details and voting forms shortly (membership paid since March 2021). The Committee consists of:

Chairman Vice Chairman

Treasurer Minutes Secretary

Correspondence Secretary

4 Committee members

Patrons are welcome to come along, it is always nice to see you. At the close of the meeting there is the opportunity to renew your membership/patronage and to catch up with friends over a glass of wine and nibbles.

DINNER DANCE Saturday 2nd April 2022

Hurray, a new date for the dinner dance. Dancing to Twisted Vinyl and enjoying a relaxed meal with friends we are guaranteed a great night. Watch this space and CUDOS Facebook page for further details.

MAUREEN SACH

We were delighted to finally award Life Membership to Maureen at the end of the Panto. This was to be presented at the AGM in 2019 but due to covid was delayed.

CONGRATULATIONS ON THE SAFE ARRIVAL OF:

Flora to George and Sian Flint and

Oscar to Vikki and Dan Dominguez





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