Cringleford Amateur Dramatic Society
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Performances commence at 7.30pm on 9, 10 & 11 May 2013 at Cringleford Church Hall
Cringleford Dramatic Society presents
Join us in our 25th year as we present Frank Vickery’s poignant and entertaining comedy, “Biting the Bullet”. After 32 years of marriage, Beryl is shattered by some devastating news from her husband, Ted. Her world falls apart and she is distraught, but gradually she works back from the edge of despair helped by her exuberant daughter, Angie, and down-to-earth neighbour, Dawn. She decides it’s time to live life to the full with a holiday abroad, a complete makeover, and some help from a very unexpected source. What will people say? Does Beryl care anyway?
Tickets, are available from CADS Box Office (telephone 01603 504791, and at Cringleford Stores priced at £8.00 each.
Wine will be available before the performance and during the interval, and there will be a raffle in aid of a local charity.
Cringleford Dramatic Society presents the quirky and poignant comedy
Performances commence at 7.30pm on 15, 16, 17, 23 & 24 November, and at 2.30pm on 24 November 2012
at Cringleford Church Hall.
Based on real life events, telling the story of the ladies of the Knapeley WI and their resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. Following the death of Annie’s husband John to Leukaemia, she and best friend Chris persuade four other members, Cora, Celia, Ruth and Jessie to pose nude with them for an ‘alternative’ calendar. The news of the ladies venture spreads like wildfire and soon hordes of press descend on the village making the calendar an unprecedented success. But will Chris and Annie’s friendship survive the strain of their new-found fame?
Tickets, are available from CADS Box Office on 01603 504791, and at Cringleford Stores, and are priced at £8.00 each. We are offering a discount price of £7.50 per ticket for parties of 10 or more – please contact Laura MacKinnon on 01508 493508 for group bookings.
Wine and refreshments will be available at all the performances and there will be a raffle in aid of Leukaemia Research.
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CADS is a friendly and sociable amateur dramatic society. If you are interested in joining us in an onstage or backstage role (or any other capacity) please go to the CADS website at www.cringleford-amdram.co.uk where you will find information about how to make contact. We are always looking for enthusiastic new members.
Cringleford Dramatic Society presents a black comedy by William Norfolk
At 7.30pm on 1, 2 & 3 March 2012 at Cringleford Church Hall
For various reasons we were unable to mount our customary Autumn 2011 production, but we are back, earlier in the year than usual, with a wonderful, ingenious black comedy, Caramba’s Revenge.
Four elderly ladies have been living together in Violet’s rented house, pooling their pensions and sharing chores. After a mugging Violet dies, but Marge, Lottie and Doris omit to tell the authorities and leave Violet’s body peacefully in the cemetery. However, Violet’s granddaughter, Ronnie, arrives from overseas, in search of her relative...
Tickets, are available from CADS Box Office (telephone 01603 250722) and at Cringleford Stores, and are priced at £7.50 each.
Wine will be available before the performance and during the interval, and there will be a raffle in aid of CADS lighting.
STOP PRESS! For our Christmas 2012 production, we are delighted to be presenting the very popular, quirky and poignant comedy Calendar Girls which has just been made available to amateur groups who like a challenge! This is one play you should not miss. Watch this space for details.
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Cringleford Amateur Dramatic Society present their 50th production!
at 7.30pm on 12, 13 & 14 May 2011
at Cringleford Church Hall
Our first play of 2011 is something of a milestone for us, being our 50th production! And what better playwright to turn to for this special occasion than Alan Ayckbourn, whose dark comedies have been a firm favourite with CADS audiences over the years. “CONFUSIONS” comprises five interlinked one-act plays.
Lucy spends so much time at home with the kids, that she's started to treat everyone - even the next-door neighbours - like children. Her errant salesman husband, Harry, is miles away in an hotel, and has other things on his mind - namely, the charms of Paula and Bernice. Their waiter also has other concerns - the rapidly deteriorating relationships of diners Polly and Martin, and Mr and Mrs Pearce, for instance. Mrs Pearce is invited to open a village fete - but can't possibly have any inkling of the mayhem which is about to ensue. Finally, five people meet on four park benches and converse.
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CRINGLEFORD AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY
present a family pantomime...
GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS
Autumn is here and what better seasonal treat than a traditional pantomime! If you go down to the woods today what are you going to find there? Lots of fun for all the family as Goldilocks, Tomtom, Aunty Septic and Ray, her silly son, try to outwit the villainous Queen Bee and thwart her evil plan of world-domination! Meanwhile, Goldilocks has another problem, she’s eaten the 3 Bears’ porridge, broken their furniture and fallen asleep in Baby Bear’s bed! What will happen when the Bears arrive home and find the mess? Click here for full poster
Friday 26 & Saturday 27 November, and Friday 3 & Saturday 4 December 2010, at 7.30pm
Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 November, and Saturday 4 December 2010, at 2.30pm
Tickets, are available from CADS Box Office (telephone Mrs A Smart on 01603 504465), and at Cringleford Stores on Intwood Road, and are priced at £6 Adults and £4 Children.
Wine will normally be available before the performance and during the interval, and there will be a raffle in aid of Aspergers East Anglia (http://www.asperger.org.uk/) and CADS Lighting Fund.
CRINGLEFORD AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY present
A Comedy By
Performances commence 7.30pm at Cringleford Church Hall on 13th, 14th and 15th May 2010 The play is set in the adjoining back gardens of two families, where Michael and Roma are busy preparing for their fancy dress housewarming party. They anticipate a lively evening with lots of friends until a string of hilarious disasters strike, including a distinct lack of guests, a burning shed and a marauding zimmer-frame! Michael and Roma’s precisely organised party is further disrupted by the arrival of their neighbours, the Hinsons, complete with grumpy Mum and squabbling son and daughter-in-law. In a 2005 production, Mrs Hinson curiously became Mr Hinson and was played by George Cole, but her gender is fully restored for our show and, with a firm grip on her zimmer-frame, the indomitable Mrs Hinson is ready to do battle with her family and neighbours to show who’s really in charge!
CRINGLEFORD AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY present
Happy Birthday is a play for two men and three women. Bernard has asked his mistress, Brigit, to his home on her birthday despite the fact that his wife Jacqueline is present. To lull his wife’s suspicions, he has also invited his oldest friend Robert and asked him to complete the cover up by pretending that Brigit is his own mistress. Robert refuses since he has been having an affair with Jacqueline but Bernard involves him by low cunning! By chance, a temporary maid who Jacqueline has engaged for the evening arrives when Bernard and Jacqueline are out and, her name also being Brigit, Robert mistakes her for Bernard’s girlfriend!
A Comedy By
Adapted by Beverley Cross
Thus the foundations have been laid for a shaky edifice of frantic complications, in which identities, plots, counter plots and bedrooms are changed round with ever increasing confusion until an unexpected ending is reached which leaves everyone happy – not least the “temporary” Brigit who has acquired a fur coat and a wad of £5 notes!!
We do hope you can join us for an entertaining evening.
CRINGLEFORD AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY present
We are pleased to announce that our first production of 2009 is the play “Are You Being Served?” based on the smash hit 1970’s TV comedy and adapted for the stage by its original creators Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft.
Are You Being Served?
A Play By
Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft
Double entendres are non - stop in this production as the well-loved staff of Grace Brothers department store prepare first for a sale of German goods and then depart en masse for a staff holiday at a one-star hotel in Spain. Will the wind-up teeth, tropical heat, Spanish crumpet, creepy crawlies and randy revolutionaries prove too much for our happy band? Don’t you believe it! With the aid of a nun’s habit, a bowler hat and Mrs Slocombe’s Union Jack knickers, they survive their holiday with everything in tact but their modesty!
We do hope that “you’re free!” to join us for this lively production of a seventies classic which is bound to raise a chuckle or two.
When the Big Bad Wolf sets his sights on having Red Riding Hood for dinner (cooked on gas mark 5 for 3 hours) he employs pompous Sir Cecil and wimpy Sir Sydney to help him in his wicked schemes. Before long some playful lambs and Red's sister, Mary Quite Contrary, are kidnapped and taken to the Wolf's lair. Can they be rescued by Prince Rupert (who's pretending to be a common woodcutter) aided by sleepy Uncle Tom Cobley and silly but well-meaning Muddles?
Then Red Riding Hood pays a visit to her Granny deep in the woods and notices that she looks a little odd today. "What big teeth you have!" could be Red's last words, but never fear, if slightly-faded fairy Forget-Me-Not can work her magic there might still be a happy ending - oh yes there will!
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The action takes place in the Common Room of a Mission Station in an un-named eastern country in the year 1950. A group of Irish nuns are stranded in the middle of a revolution, forbidden from carrying on their work with orphaned children and on the point of being forcibly evacuated from the country. Led by the resolute Reverend Mother, the sisters risk their lives giving refuge to the British Consul and his wife, and hiding the Mission's German doctor and priest, Father Schiller, who is being hunted by the sadistic Captain Lee. Will Lee succeed or will the sisters help Schiller to escape? All appears lost when a letter from the General, new Governor of the Province and Godson of one of the nuns, seems to offer a way out - but at what cost?
This is a dramatic story of revolution and its innocent victims, when old wartime differences are re-kindled and the characters' personal, marital and vocational values are tested to breaking point.
"A Letter from the General" will keep you bound to your seats until the final curtain.
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This is the story of three uncomfortably-married couples during three successive Christmas Eve get-togethers in each of their respective homes. All of the action we see takes place in the couples’ kitchens. We meet Sidney Hopcroft, a cheerful and confident businessman who, with his duster-wielding, slightly dippy wife, Jane, is aiming for better things. Then there is disastrous architect neighbour, Geoffrey Jackson, and his apparently sane (but be prepared) wife Eva, who are heading for trouble along with their monstrous dog. Finally we have calm and conservative bank manager Ronald Brewster-Wright whose wife, Marion, is no stranger to the bottle.
As the curtain rises we find Sidney and Jane waiting nervously for their guests to arrive, hoping that all their careful arrangements will pay off. Sidney needs a loan from the banker and thinks that the architect can help him realise his dream of becoming a successful property developer. With such a motley crew gathering together at Christmas time things cannot be expected to run too smoothly, and what follows is an engaging, funny and bumpy journey through the two-year time-span of the play.
Slightly irreverent, at times very funny and occasionally quite moving, this play tells the story of a bunch of far from ‘past it’, plain-speaking, Yorkshire pensioners on their annual off-season “tango and touch-up” week in Whitby.
Although they may be in their dotage, the spark of romance is not dead, as recently widowed Pat discovers. However, interfering busybody Kathleen does not approve of entertainer Phil who is the object of Pat’s affections, and his wife, bitter and lonely Edna, is not too pleased either!
When first time director Laura MacKinnon chose this play, CADS members discovered they’d have to learn not only how to tango, but also to waltz, foxtrot and cha cha cha, not to mention spoon-playing, tap-dancing and a recreation of Wilson, Kepple and Betty’s famous sand dance routine (for those who can remember that far back).The props list was also rather unusual, requiring items ranging from a wind up gramophone to a dead seagull and even fake dog’s dirt!
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This is an entertaining story about a perfectly normal family and their friends in some almost perfectly normal situations. It all begins when Harry Haynes unexpectedly brings home his new boss to stay for the night, only to find that his wife, Jo, has taken it upon herself to decorate the lounge. The Haynes' daughters also bring home more guests, and with the appearance of the local Weightlosers Club, and the disappearance of a large sum of money, confusion ensues. To top it all, Jo's mother has left her husband and turns up wanting a place to stay! This delightful comedy was directed by Keith Moore who played the part of Harry in the original Taverham production 13 years earlier. For full printable programe click here
In Spring 1999, CADS presented "Midsummer Mink", an amusing play by Peter Coke with shades of the Ealing Comedy about it. Set in the early 1960s, it tells the story of a group of genteel mature folk who find themselves caught up in a slightly dodgy scheme of dealing in furs. The action takes place in the living room of of Dame Beatrice's flat which is close to the Royal Albert Hall.
The main problem we had with this production was acquiring a convincing array of fur coats, capes and stoles! There was also a last-minute change in casting when it was found that the person chosen to play crook, Michael Hogan, couldn't produce the required Irish accent! Chris Price eventually took the role, wearing a very questionable crumpled suit found in a local charity shop. The play was directed by CADS regular Sue Bailey and had a cast of eleven. The production photos shown here were actually taken in The Red Lion in Cringleford which has some wonderfully atmospheric wood panelled walls and an amazing fireplace - many thanks to the landlord. We also loaned their coal scuttle for the set.
Members of CADS deep into rehearsals