February New Letter
Well another success with the panto and Ann's brainwave for the script was praised by everyone who saw the show. I do think that we have had a great year in CUDOS and we have also welcomed some new talent to the society which is always a good thing. Adjudications for DRS and the Panto were glowing and I hope some awards come towards us this year. Congratulations to George on a great casting for the spring show which is going to have the audience rolling in the aisles. We are now hurtling towards the AGM and hope to see many of you there. See you all soon in hopefully warmer weather. Polly
PANTOMIME- SNOW WHITE –
Another very successful panto for CUDOS. Wendy was delighted to be able to put out the ‘House Full’ sign at each performance. Congratulations to Lottie Dixon who was awarded the Chairmans Cup for Endeavour at the after-show party.
PLAY - DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER by Marc Mamoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon.
9th – 12th May 2018
Director: George Flint
Production Assistant: Ann Brolly
Stage Manager: Lucy Singleton
There was a huge turnout for the auditions giving the audition panel a massive task in casting.
Bernard Ian Wickens
Robert Anthony Dexter
George Greg Groves
Suzanne Helen Wickens
Suzette Sarah Elliott
Jacqueline Kirsten Dexter
This farce takes place in a stylishly converted French farmhouse. Bernard is planning to entertain his mistress while his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare dinner, and invited along his best friend Robert to provide an alibi. Except Robert doesn’t exactly know why he has been invited, Jacqueline does not leave for the weekend, the cook gets mistaken for the mistress, and the mistress gets mistaken for the cook - all of which leads to hilarious confusion and improvisation.
Tickets will on sale to members and patrons from 16th February and to the general public from 26th February, price £8 (£6 concessions) - Wednesday Night Special Offer- 2 tickets for £10.
PLEASE NOTE THE SPECIAL OFFER ONLY AVAILABLE FROM WENDY ON 01460 74380
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
We are delighted to have been awarded the NODA South West Region 8 award for Achievement.
We have received the following nominations from the SFD David Beach Competition:
Best Creative Lighting
Best Stage Management - Lucy Singleton & Team
Best Made Set - Ann & Dave Brolly & Team
Bright Technical Award (Adult) - Design & Operations of Staging/Scenery
Best Supporting Actress–Diana Hodgson as Muriel
Best Male Lead - Nick Harris as Lawrence
We will have to wait until 10th March at the Awards Evening to see if we come home with any awards.
Congratulations to all who have received nominations, no mean feat.
SPAMALOT 12th – 15th September
Director - Nick Harris
MD - Gill Merrifield
Choreographer - Lisa Gage
Workshops - All at 7.30pm in the Victoria Hall
Mon11th June - Singing
Wed 13th June - Dancing/Singing
Thu 14th June – Principal Acting /Singing/Dancing
Sun 17th June - Auditions - 2.00pm VH
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
This will be held in the Victoria Hall on Thursday 29th March at 7.30 for 7.45pm. All members will receive a voting form for Election of Officers. Members and patron fees become due. After the close of meeting there will be an opportunity to catch up with friends over a glass of wine and nibbles.
A DATE FOR THE DIARY
Lucy Singleton and John are to hold a Walking Treasure Hunt on 14th July. Full details will follow nearer the date.