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News Letter August 2017


It is with great sorrow that we have said goodbye to one of our longest serving members Daphne Penfold or Daffers as we called her. Daffers commitment to am dram in Crewkerne pre-dates CAOS and Crewkerne Players who merged to become CUDOS and she was in the group set up by the tireless Gwen Hopper. .Daffers was a great supporter of CUDOS performing with us for as long as she could and, until the last couple of years, never missed coming to see a show. Her enthusiasm was passed down to her son Will who shows the same love of theatre and throws himself into all we do - the love of all the members of C.U.D.O.S. is sent out to you Will, and Daphne could not have had a better son - I am sure she will be looking down and watching us all during Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Daphne may be resting in peace - but I am not sure about the peace of the angels in the Heavenly Choir that she is certain to be singing with!!!! Polly

be singing along with along with with!! Polly


Director Ann Brolly

MD Matthew Rock

Choreographer Sarah Elliott

Not long now until curtain up, if you haven’t got your ticket don’t delay. Tickets priced at £10 (£8.50 concessions) are on sale from or from Wendy on 01460 74380. PLEASE NOTE NEW WEBSITE ADDRESS. Lots of song, dance and sparkle to look forward to in this musical with a twist. Set building has started and if you can spare some time, even if you are not in the show, your help would be much appreciated. Fri 7pm Sat/Sun 10am

WORKSHOP Sunday 15th October

9:30am-5:30pm in the Victoria Hall

David Richey of HOUSE OF THEATRE is to hold a workshop “Finding the Character”. The cost will be £12 per head, spaces are limited to 12 on a first come first serve basis. You will need to bring a packed lunch but hot and cold drinks will be provided. If you would like to take part please contact Kerry to book your place at or on 07557 447078 Payment must be paid in advance and by 7th October at the latest.

QUIZ – MUSTYMIND Friday 6th October

Time to dust off those thinking caps and prepare to give your cerebral cortex a jolly good workout at the annual quiz. Hosted this year by Will Scott-Robinson (assisted by the lovely Vickie Hobbs) it’s your chance to show just how brainy you are, or exactly how much useless trivia you know. The quiz will be held in Oscars Wine Bar back room at 7.30pm for 8pm prompt start. Price £7.50 to include supper to be paid in advance to Wendy; also let her know of any dietary requirements (veggie, vegan, GF, cannibal etc). Places are restricted to 24 on a first come first served basis. Names and money by 29th September at the latest.

Christmas Concert 1st-2nd December

Director: Beth Harris I am extremely excited to be making my directorial debut for this year's Christmas Concert. Ably supported by Lucy Singleton as MD, I have a variety of fun, Christmassy ideas and cannot wait to get started! So come along to the first rehearsal on Monday 25th September at 7.30pm in the Victoria Hall. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays and Thursdays until we start Panto in November when it will be moved to a Wednesday. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me at I look forward to seeing you all there!

DINNER DANCE Saturday 11th November

This year, the theme of the Dinner Dance is ‘The Moulin Rouge!’. You are welcome to dress up to look the part, with a three-course banquet fit for the finest of patrons and a live band to dance the night away - you will not be disappointed!

Time: 7pm for 7:30pm prompt

Venue: The Victoria Hall

Tickets £30 pp

Please message, call or e-mail Beth Harris to book your place: Tel: 07879605592


24th – 27th January 2018

Author and Director - Ann Brolly

MD - Lucy Singleton

Choreographer - Lisa Gage

Read through - Monday 30th Oct

Workshop - Thursday 2nd Nov

Both at 7.30pm in the Victoria Hall

Auditions - Sunday 5th Nov at 2pm

Children have to be 7 years of age by 23rd January 2018 and there is an audition fee for new and non-paid up members.

Congratulations to Dendy Harris on the safe arrival of granddaughter Olivia and to Mum and Dad Charlotte and Steve.

Condolences to:

Will Scott-Robinson and Vickie Hobbs on the sad loss of his Mum Daphne.

Lisa Gage on the sad loss of her dear Nan.

Wendy and Sarah Elliott on the sad loss of a dearly loved sister and aunt.

Our thoughts are with you all.

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