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May News Letter


WOW what a fantastic month it has been for CUDOS!! I for one am extremely proud of our Society and I'm sure you all are too. We started off with the very successful Don't Dress For Dinner and what a task the cast had with this one but they pulled it off and the buzz amongst the audience was brilliant to hear. Congratulations to Kirsten Dexter on receiving the Luvvies Award. Well done all. Then a group of us headed to the Cinderella Awards evening hoping for recognition for the fab Snow White and boy did we get it!! CUDOS received the Spotlight Trophy and our talented Ann Brolly won for Original Script, We also had many nominations that you can read about below. We continue to go from strength to strength and on that note it's on to Spamalot - look out for details of workshops and auditions. Kerry.x


Another successful show with good houses and feedback. Congratulations to George on his debut as Director and to Kirsten Dexter who was presented with the Luvvies Award for her role as Jacqueline.

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 /


Sun 17th June - Auditions - 2.00pm Victoria Hall

You must be 16 years of age or over to audition.

For more information including rehearsal schedule and audition pieces visit our website ( Search for us on facebook, (Crewkerne United Dramatic and Operatic Society) or follow us on Twitter (@CUDOS2)


Lucy Singleton and partner John are holding a Walking Treasure Hunt price £6 each to include food (bring your own drinks, alcoholic/soft). Children under 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult. The first team will start at 2pm and then at 10-minute intervals. Starting location to be confirmed. If you can’t make the treasure hunt you can join us for food at 6pm – let Wendy know when you book your place.

The treasure hunt will end at Lucy and Johns (69 North Street – parking available) where food and frivolities will finish off a fun afternoon. Names and money to Wendy by 30th June please.


WOW didn’t we do well? Oh yes we did! A good time was had at the Awards Evening and we are delighted to have won two awards and receive eight nominations.


Spotlight Trophy (Best Panto in a small venue)

Best Original Script - Ann Brolly


Director - Ann Brolly

Lighting - Karl Taylor

Dame - Ray Norris

Principal Girl - Sian Flint

Female Singer - Sian Flint

Comedic Scene - Diana Hodgson & Will


Cameo - Hilda - Kerry Peters

Mirror - Danny Brand

Congratulations to all, no mean feat as there were 27 entries this year, and to all involved in the panto.


If you have already paid your membership for this current year or in 2017 you will be asked to complete a membership form which will have provision for you to opt in to receive your newsletter. If you have yet to renew you will receive the form to complete on payment of your fees. This also applies to Patrons. If your membership has lapsed you may like to consider becoming a Patron which will enable you to continue to receive newsletters, have priority booking and your name in programmes.


Sunday 12th August

10am – 5pm

Victoria Hall

Ages 7 -17 on the date

Join Lisa & Lucy for a day of singing & dancing to songs from popular musicals.

Everyone welcome, no matter what experience you have!

FREE to current CUDOS junior members, covered by the Presidents Fund. Priority booking open now for CUDOS junior members only until 30 June, after which it will be offered to non-members at a nominal fee. There are only 20 spaces available so don’t delay.

Parents/families and adult CUDOS members are invited to arrive at 4.30pm for a showcase of the day.

Contact Wendy Elliott to book a place on 01460 74380. Email address will be needed please.



Workshop/Auditions June (see above)

Treasure Hunt 14 July

Workshop for Juniors 12 August

Spamalot 12 – 15 September

Dinner Dance 10 November

Christmas Concert 7/8 December

1st Rehearsal 1 October

Patomime Dick Whittington 23 – 26 January 2019


We are saddened to hear that Heather has passed away. Heather was a Vice President of Cudos (her late husband Robin was President of the Society) and she was an ardent supporter in so many ways and rarely missed a production. Our condolences go to daughters Liz and Bridget, you are in our thoughts. She will be sadly missed.

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