October News Letter

November 7, 2019



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



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


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



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



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.





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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