• Are You Being Served - April 2019
    Are You Being Served - April 2019
  • When We Are Married 2018
    When We Are Married 2018
  • Men At Arms - February 2018
    Men At Arms - February 2018
  • 'Allo 'Allo! 2016
    'Allo 'Allo! 2016
  • Pack of Lies 2016
    Pack of Lies 2016
  • WW1 - 2014
    WW1 - 2014
  • Outside Edge 2010
    Outside Edge 2010
  • Blue Remembered Hills 2009
    Blue Remembered Hills 2009

Welcome to CADS

We are a friendly and successful AmDram group that put on a variety of plays from comedy to the more serious and always welcome new members whether it is to act or help behind the scenes.

Auditioning for Dad's Army

Auditioning for Dad's Army now

Our next production is Dad's Army

Production dates: 27 - 29 Oct 2022 at St Peter’s Church Hall, SL4 2EG

Pre-audition read-through: Mon 6 Jun 2022 at 7:30 pm, at St Peter’s Church Hall, Cranbourne SL4 2EG

Auditions: Wed 8 Jun 2022 at 7:30 pm at King Edward’s Hall, King Edwards Rd, Ascot SL5 8PD

Rehearsals: Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 July 2022 until the performance week

Contact: warwick.grigg+dadsarmy@gmail.com

A collage of favourite Dad’s Army scenes selected by their original authors Jimmy Perry and David Croft.

Enlist in our brave but bungling Home Guard in Walmington-on-Sea. U Boats washing up on our shores, a gender inclusive Mum’s Army, a romantic but enigmatic Brief Encounter, a naughty Lady Godiva, with music to gladden indomitable hearts!

Further details and character summaries here

Our Stage and Behind It!

We are unique in that we build our own stage just days before each production. We have it in kit form and we are always looking for willing helpers who are good with a hammer and screwdriver to put this together.

We also welcome help with front of house, make-up, costumes, props, scenery, running the bar and all the things essential to a successful production.
Of course if you can put your hand to directing a play, then do get in touch with us.

Our Productions

We usually put on two productions a year - in April and October at St Peter's Hall, Cranbourne, SL4 2EG.

Our regular rehearsal nights are Mondays at the hall with an additional rehearsal night usually on Wednesday also at the hall.

We play to full houses with a great atmosphere and our productions cover a wide range of theatre including serious drama, comedy, period pieces and newly written plays including ones written by some of our own members. 

If you don't fancy being on stage, you can still be part of a very friendly group, because there is always plenty to help out with backstage and front of house.

Social Activities

Our social calendar includes walks, picnics, pub nights, themed evenings and visits to other local productions.

QUOTE, from a member!

"I have been with CADS for over 10 years and I can honestly say I do not regret the day I walked apprehensively through the door."
Mike Young, Winkfield Row

QUOTE, from the press!

Following our production of "Murder at Lambton Hall".
"The word amateur in the group's name is almost misleading."

CADS annual picnic 2021

CADS birthday cake

In 2021 CADS celebrated their 30th birthday by holding a picnic in the grounds of their chairman's home. 

Party

cadsact birthday party seated

CADS Annual Picnic. August 2018

A great time was had by forty to fifty members of CADS at our August picnic. This year it was held in the grounds of our chairman's home.  

After enjoying a large and varied picnic we formed two teams to compete in our annual games. These included, Sack Race, Wheel Barrow Race, Dressing Up Race, and finishing with, as always, a Tug of War!

After the games it was time to sit back and watch some short sketches, which were put together by some of our members.