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September News Letter


Hi all, well what an absolute hit Spamalot was, well done to Nick and crew and to all the cast, the buzz from the audience was brilliant. Now it’s time to move on to our next venture, the very popular Christmas Concert. I for one am looking forward to getting back on stage so hopefully see plenty of you at the first rehearsal. Don’t forget we have the Dinner Dance coming up, always a great night so make sure you get your tickets. Hope to see you all very soon. Kerryx


Congratulations to Kirsten Dexter and Anthony Dexter (Dex) who have been nominated in the Best Actress/Best Actor categories in the SFD Phoebe Rees Competition. We look forward to the Awards Evening on 13th October. Congratulations also to Richard Walters, Chantelle Souttar and Fiona Edgington who received nominations in productions with Civic Players.


Director - Nick Harris MD - Gill Merrifield

Choreographer - Lisa Gage

Another huge success for CUDOS receiving many accolades, you missed a treat if you didn’t get a ticket. Well done Nick on your Directorial debut. Congratulations to Jas Cook who was presented with the Trish Cook Award.


Director - Ann Brolly

MD - Lucy Singleton

The first rehearsal is to be held on 1st October in the Victoria Hall at 7.30pm -thereafter as below:

October - Monday and Thursday

Tuesday 30th Oct

November - TUESDAY -please note change of day

December 3rd - Monday

Dress rehearsals - Wed 5th & Thu 6th

Evening Performance - Friday 7th

Matinee and Evening - Sat 8th at 2pm & 7.30pm

Tickets go on sale to members and patrons from the 8th October and to the general public from the 22nd October. For priority booking you will need to use the password ............(all lower case, no spaces) available from or from Wendy on 01460 74380. Price £7.50 to include a mince pie and mulled wine/orange juice. This year we are including a matinee and there will be 80 seats available at each performance.

QUIZ Friday 19th October

This years quiz will be hosted by Vikki Rolley. The quiz will be held in Oscars Wine Bar back room at 7.30pm for 8pm prompt start. Price £8 to include supper to be paid in advance. Places are restricted to 24 on a first come first served basis. Name and money to Wendy by 12th October. (Please advise if you have any dietary requirements when booking your place) 01460 74380 - 07773 882709. At the time of print there are only 4 places left so don’t delay.

DINNER DANCE 10 November 2018

If you haven’t already booked your tickets for the Dinner Dance now is the time! Bring your friends and family and enjoy a fabulous evening. Always a great night, this year is a 1940’s theme with Italian cuisine and dancing the night away to Twisted Vinyl. Tickets £30 (Minimum age 18 years) from Sue Miller 07725 910009 or

PANTO - DICK WHITTINGTON 22-25 JAN Director - Leonie Dash

MD - Mathew Rock

Choreographer - Anthony Dexter (Dex)

Readthrough - 7.30pm 29 Oct

Workshop - 7.30pm 1 Nov

Auditions - 2.00pm 4 Nov

All held in the Victoria Hall

Minimum age 7 years - non paid up members will be required to pay an audition fee deductible from membership if you are successful in coming in to panto.


Carol Singing - 30 Nov

CUDOS have been invited to lead the carol singing at the Lighting Up Ceremony, everyone is welcome to come and join us, please meet outside the Victoria Hall at 6.20 prompt.


A few words from Georgia England who attended the workshop, funded by the Presidents Fund.

On Sunday 12th August me and 11 juniors all did a dancing, acting and singing workshop. We had three different songs showing off different skills. I found this really helpful because you get to focus on one certain thing but also finding new ways to focus on the skill.

We first did a warm up which interacted with everyone in the group, vocally and physically. Next we did ‘Hard Knock Life from the movie ‘Annie’. this one was to show our acting skills and also working around props and interacting with each other. After that we did ‘WE Go Together’ from Grease. this focused on our dancing and it was great learning new dances and how you can learn such a difficult dance in such a short space of time. Finally we did ‘When I Grow Up’ from ‘Matilda’ and this focused on singing, this was really useful because we got to use a range of different notes and working together to get a great tune. Overall the day was amazing and great fun, I would love to have more of these as they are super helpful. Thank you CUDOS, Lucy and Lisa.

Georgia x


Joe came along whilst at the Park School and helped with set builds and lighting for many shows, a great asset to CUDOS. Joe popped in to see us recently and we are delighted to hear he was awarded a 1st Class Degree, BA Theatre Production, from the Bath Spa University and is now joining the Macbeth UK and Ireland Tour with the National Theatre as Technical Swing. We wish him every success in his future career.

CONDOLENCES to Kirsten Dexter, Dex, Jake and Daisy on the loss of Kirsten’s dad. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

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