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  • Dave Brolly


Hi all, Well what a fantastic afternoon we had at Aladdin auditions and I'm sure the panel had a tough job on their hands. Congratulations to all of those who were successful in being cast, now the hard work starts. I hope plenty of you booked your place at the fantastic annual Dinner Dance,always a great night letting your hair down. Don't forget Christmas Concert tickets are on sale; a great nights’ entertainment to kick start your Christmas celebrations. Kerry.x


The workshop on the 22nd September was enjoyed thoroughly by all those who attended. In some ways, however, it was a shame that there were not more than 5 participants but, on the other hand, those 5 got the absolute most out of the entire day. In the beginning, two themes were evident in the attendees 1. I cannot improvise, and 2. I haven’t the faintest idea where to start when creating my own material. By then end of the day not only had all of us gained confidence in improvising but, working together, we had created a short story of scenes that any one of us, or indeed all of us, could have taken away and expanded into a full length play. The entire day was also a testament to the CUDOS ‘family’ mentality in that, when David and Rachel left us to work on our short devised piece there was not one voice taking control, all ideas were listened to and taken on board and the finished product was, without doubt, a team effort. The next time a workshop comes around word will have spread as to how much fun and how much is learned and hopefully many more will attend. Ollie Dodson

QUIZ A fun evening was had by all at the annual quiz, congratulations to the winning team (who made it a hat trick) comprising of Lucy Singleton and John and Sarah E and Rob. Thanks to Will and assistant Vickie H for compiling and running the evening, and to Richard Hall for the delicious supper.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT 6/7 Dec inc Matinee

Directors - John & Lucy Perry

Christmas is a coming - Tickets are on sale - price £7.50 to include a glass of mulled wine/orange juice and a mince pie. Tickets available from

or Wendy on 0146074380. Any problems email us on

Always popular and with 80 seats per performance will soon sell out.

PANTOMIME - ALADDIN 22 - 25th January

Directors Richard Walters & Chantelle Souttar

MD Lucy Singleton

Choreography Sarah Elliott

A big turnout on the day with some brilliant auditions which gave the panel a ‘headache’ in casting. Rehearsals have started, now the fun and hard work begins. Tickets go on sale to members and patrons on 9th December and on general release on 16th December - £10 and £8 concessions. For priority booking you will need to use the password *************** available from or Wendy on 01460 74380. Any problems email us on


Aladdin Katy Lyons

Jasmine Lisa-Marie House

Widow Twanky Robert Judge

Abanazar Ray Norris

Wishee Washee Ollie Dodson

Sgt Ping Kerry Peters

PC Pong Tom Lane

Empress Ann Brolly

Genie of the Lamp Leonie Dash

Genie of the Ring Hatty Souttar-Stone

Nobby Vicki Stephens

Company(inc dancers)

Keith Allington Christian Barry

Ellen Dyer Jackie Dyer

Tori Eglon Georgia England

Amy Frost Molly Hill

Alison Hutchings Sienna Isaacs

Tom Lowe Sue Miller

Erin Muir Meagan Muir

Milly Pattemore Will Scott-Robinson

Lillie Woodhead Imogen Wyatt


St Bartholomews Church in Crewkerne hold a Christmas Tree Festival over the festive season when societies, schools, businesses etc enter a tree and the public choose their favourite. The theme this year is 'Christmas Around the World', Kerry Peters is to oversee our entry but NEEDS HELP. - Hopefully some helping hands will be available. Please contact Kerry on 07557 447078 or at


CUDOS have been invited to lead the carol singing at the Lighting Up Ceremony. Everyone is welcome to come along. Please meet outside the Victoria Hall at 6.20 at the latest. Crewners have been invited to be ‘Wandering’ Carol Singers after the Lighting Up Ceremony and would be delighted if anyone from CUDOS could join us.

We were sorry to hear that Polly Bray has passed away. Polly was a Patron of CUDOS and very supportive in many ways. She was a Regional Rep for the SFD for several years, always on hand if we needed any advice. Polly will be missed by all who knew her. Our condolences go to Adrian, Charmaine, Emily, Taya and Jake, our thoughts are with you at this sad time.


29 Nov Carol Singing Lighting Up Ceremony

6/7 Dec Christmas Concert

22-25 Jan Aladdin

30 Jan Read through play Curtain Up on Murder

3 Feb Auditions for play

24 Feb 1st Play rehearsal

26 Mar AGM

6-9 May ‘Curtain Up On Murder’

  • Dave Brolly


Hi All, well what a fantastic success The Sound of Music was, congratulations to all involved and I'm sure you'll agree with me that CUDOS has a very bright future. So now we head into the next show, the Christmas Concert which starts it's rehearsals on Monday, looking forward to seeing lots of you there. Keep an eye on your newsletters for exciting social functions coming soon. Kerry.x


Another resounding success, playing to full houses, receiving many accolades. Congratulations Dendy and all involved and to Jess Payne who played Maria, on receiving the Trish Cook Award.


9:30 - 5:30 Cost £15

David Richie of HOUSE OF THEATRE is to hold another workshop (Devising Stagecraft and Confidence) for adult members, the workshop held in 2017 was much enjoyed and found to be most beneficial by those who took part. SPACES ARE STILL AVAILABLE, book your place with Kerry at or on 07557 447078. Payment must be made in advance, you will need to bring a packed lunch but hot and cold drinks will be provided.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT 6/7 Dec inc Matinee

Directors - John & Lucy Perry

The 1st rehearsal is on Monday 23rd September at 7.30 in the Victoria Hall. Come along and find out more, the concerts are always fun. Rehearsals will be on a Monday and Thursday evening until 24th October after which rehearsals move to a Wednesday night.

Tickets are on sale to Members and Patrons on 1st October and for general release on 8th October. - price £7.50 to include a glass of mulled wine/orange juice and a mince pie. Tickets available from

or Wendy on 0146074380. Any problems email us on

DINNER DANCE Saturday 9th November 2019

You will have received details and booking form in the last newsletter, always a great night out, 80’s themed - dress optional but gives the opportunity to relive your past. Contact Rob Judge on 07540 178746 or email To book your place - why not bring along friends to make up a table. Payment and forms to Rob by 1st November at the latest (minimum age 18years).


Some of us have long service awards, if you are due to update yours (awarded every 5 years) or feel you are eligible to buy one, please contact Wendy to see if you meet the criteria and if so, we can get “the ball rolling”. We would like these to be awarded at the Dinner Dance so applications must be in by 9th October.

PANTOMIME - ALADDIN 22 - 25th January

Directors Richard Walters & Chantelle Souttar

MD Lucy Singleton

Choreography Sarah Elliott

It’s that time again - oh yes it is!!

Read through 28th Oct 7.30pm VH

Workshop 31st Oct 7.30pm VH

Auditions 3 rd Nov 2.00pm VH

Further details can be obtained from Chantelle on 07838239884 or email

CHAPERONES We need to enlist licensed chaperones for the children appearing in our productions. There is no cost and help can be given on how to apply etc from our Child Protection Officer, Cathie Warner on 07778399079. The applications take quite a while to process so need to be applied for ASAP to ensure we have some in place by panto, Without your help unfortunately we will not be able to have children in our productions.


This year hosted by Will ‘I’ve got an extremely trivial mind’ Scott-Robinson, it will test your mental powers to their very limits with questions like ‘what’s an occasional table the rest of the time?’ and ‘if you can have a psychic medium, can you have a psychic small and a psychic large as well?’.

To be held in the back room at Oscar’s Wine Bar, Crewkerne on Friday the 18th of October at 7.30pm for a prompt 8.00pm start with a break halfway through for you to gather your thoughts and enjoy good food.

The ticket price is £8.50, to include supper, to be paid in advance. To book telephone Wendy 01460 74380 or catch up with her at rehearsals. Please let her know of any dietary requirements when you book.

We are limited to 24 people (six teams of four) so get your names to Wendy as soon as possible.

Hope to see you there and remember, the quiz master’s decision is final… even if the answer is wrong!!!

*****STOP PRESS *******

PLAY 2020 6 - 9th May 2020 Ann Brolly is to direct a murder mystery “CURTAIN UP ON MURDER” by Bettine Manktelow

Congratulations to Patron Robbie Heyd-Smith on receiving a Somerset County Council “Chairman’s Award for Service to the Community”. Robbie dedicates a huge amount of his time and effort into supporting Crewkerne and the local area, and can always be found helping front of house at our shows




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