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  • Dave Brolly

Chairman’s Chat

Happy New Year to all of you and I hope you had a fantastic Christmas. We are now deep into panto rehearsals with only a few left before show week. Ticket sales have been fantastic so make sure you don't miss out,the cast and production crew have been working very hard. Thank you to all who donated into the Christmas tin,we raised £81.50 for the Myotonic Dystrophy Support Group in memory of Miles Browning. Don't forget to keep looking out for future events and shows to get involved in, your society needs you. Hope to see many of you at panto. Kerry.xx

DINNER DANCE

A great time was had at the dinner dance in November, yummy food excellent band and the hall decorated in 1980s ‘Prom’ style to create a good ambience .The draw raised £125, again for the Myotopic Dystrophy Support Group. Thank you Rob and your team for all your hard work.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Another successful sellout concert, a lovely start to Christmas and always enjoyed by the audiences, making a good profit. Thank you John and Lucy Perry for your Directing and Musical Direction.

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL/CAROL SINGING Thank you to all who participated in the carol singing at the Lighting Up Ceremony and to all involved in decorating the CUDOS Christmas Tree in St Barts. Congratulations to ‘Odd Readers’ (all CUDOS members) who won Best Tree.

PANTOMIME - ALADDIN 22 - 25th January

Directors Richard Walters & Chantelle Souttar

MD Lucy Singleton

Choreography Sarah Elliott

We are almost there...oh yes we are… only two weeks to go. Rehearsals are going really well and tickets are selling fast. Matinee is sold out but there are still a few tickets available for other performances.

Tickets available from www.cudoscrewkerne.com or Wendy on 01460 74380. Any problems email us on cudostickets@gmail.com

SOUND OF MUSIC

We are delighted to receive four nominations. Congratulations to all, no mean feat.

Best Costumes

Under 16years Daisy Dexter (Brigitta)

17 - 21 years Jess Payne (Maria)

Best Cameo Ellie Driver (Elsa)

The Awards evening is on 7th March at Taunton Cricket Club. Wendy is to organise the CUDOS ticket application, details will be on the Sound of Music facebook page as soon as we receive them. If you would like to attend please let her know asap to enable us to hopefully get the number of tickets we would like.

CURTAIN UP ON MURDER 6 - 9 MAY

Director Ann Brolly

Read through 30th January

Auditions 3rd February

1st Rehearsal 24th February

MUSICAL 9 - 12 SEPTEMBER

George Flint is to direct ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ with Matt Holmes as Musical Director and Lisa Gage as Choreographer. Workshop/audition dates etc will be posted soon.

AGM 26 MARCH

Voting forms for your new Committee and further information will be sent out after the Panto.

Miles left some money to buy his CUDOS friends a drink so we will raise a glass to Miles at the end of business at the AGM.

CONGRATULATIONS TO

Chris Wall and Neus Luna on the safe arrival of a son, Bjorn on 1st November, and also to the newly engaged couples:

Ollie Dodman and Lisa Marie House

Tom Lowe and Danni Donovan

Kimberley Wilkins and Ashley Smith


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  • Dave Brolly

CHAIRMAN'S CHAT

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

WORKSHOP 22 SEPTEMBER

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 www.cudoscrewkerne.com

or Wendy on 0146074380. Any problems email us on cudostickets@gmail.com

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 www.cudoscrewkerne.com or Wendy on 01460 74380. Any problems email us on cudostickets@gmail.com

CAST

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

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL

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 kerrypeters@live.com

CAROL SINGING FRIDAY 29TH NOVEMBER

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.

DIARY DATES

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’


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