Blood Wedding- Federico Garcia Lorca
Blood Wedding- Federico Garcia LorcaJuly 18, 2019CADS Season Finale Performed at ChristChurch, Gallowbarrow, Cockermouth (18-20th July). CADS performed Lorca’s play translated by Michael Dewell & Carmen Zapata. It was performed in the round allowing the audience to feel the powerful energy that the actors brought to their parts. Although written in 1932 the story resonated with those who came to see...
The Winterling-Jez Butterworth
Quartet- Ronald Harwood
Quartet- Ronald HarwoodMarch 29, 2019Performed at The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth (29-30th March, 31st March a matinee showing) A bittersweet Comedy about music, friendship and love. Set in an Old peoples home for retired Opera singers. Originally the play was to be directed by Jim Samson but due to casting complications Jim stood in as one of the Characters in...
Snow White- Ben Crocker
Snow White- Ben CrockerJanuary 19, 2019CADS Annual Pantomime Performed at The Kirkgate Centre on the last two weekends of January. Sponsored by Cockermouth Town Council and The Cumberland Building Society Snow White the Pantomime was a huge hit with our audience. Incorporating songs and dances from a range of eras to suit an audience of all ages. This year, more...
Bay of Nice & Wrecked Eggs- David Hare
Bay of Nice & Wrecked Eggs- David HareNovember 22, 2018Performed at the Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth (22-24th) & Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven (29th) CADS perform two plays that are poles apart yet playwright David Hare wrote them to be performed as a double bill. Bay of Nice & Wrecked Eggs contrast the constraint of the Soviet Union and American Freedom. Bay of Nice Director- Nick Stanley ...
Colder Than Here- Laura Wade
Colder Than Here- Laura WadeMay 24, 2018Performed at the Kirkgate Centre (17th-20th May) Colder Than Here was a challenging play that explored a woman dying of bone cancer and how her family come to terms with her impending death. A morbid topic that hits home with many but Laura Wade cleverly found opportunities for joy and laughter in this sensitive comedy....
The Weir- Conor McPherson
The Weir- Conor McPhersonMarch 30, 2017Performed in the round at the Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth (30th Mar-1st Apr). The Weir is set in a pub in rural Ireland. It combines chilling tales of the supernatural with the somewhat sad, thwarted lives of the characters which lurks behind their hilarious, guiness filled, banter. Director- Len Wainwright
Being Norweigian- David Greig
Blue Remembered Hills By Dennis Potter
Abigals PartySeptember 13, 1987Performed at Cast Edwina Brame Len Wainwright Liz Fitton Alan Saunders Margaret Fox http://www.cockermouthheritagegroup.org.uk/79.htm
CADettes EveningMarch 13, 1987Lorton Road Theatre
Educating RitaJanuary 13, 1987Performed at Lorton Road Theatre and Rosehill Theatre Cast Beryl Ballance Chris George http://www.cockermouthheritagegroup.org.uk/81.htm
The Heartless Princess
The Heartless PrincessJanuary 13, 1987
Good Old Days
Good Old DaysJanuary 13, 1987Performed at Keswick School
The Incredible Vanishing
The Incredible VanishingDecember 12, 1986Performed at Derwent Centre and Rosehill Theatre Cast included Laurie Mansfield, Barbara Rothwell, Mary Coote http://www.cockermouthheritagegroup.org.uk/78.htm
Drunkard’s DilemmaSeptember 12, 1986Performed at Keswick School
Victorian EveningMay 12, 1986Victoria Hall
Mixed DoublesMarch 12, 1986Performed Lorton Road Theatre
Christmas Crackers II
Christmas Crackers IIDecember 12, 1985Performed at Victoria Hall
The Servant of two Masters
The Servant of two MastersSeptember 12, 1985Performed at Lorton Road Theatre, Cleator Civic Hall and Wigton Peel Theatre
Pyramus and Thisbe from a Midsummer Nights Dream
Pyramus and Thisbe from a Midsummer Nights DreamMay 12, 1985Performed at Cockermouth Castle http://www.cockermouthheritagegroup.org.uk/77.htm
The Beauty of Buttermere
The Beauty of ButtermereMarch 12, 1985Second CADS production performed at the Derwent Centre Cast Phil King, Pauline Benson http://www.cockermouthheritagegroup.org.uk/138.htm
Christmas CrackersSeptember 12, 1984The beginings of Cockermouth Amateur Dramatic Society and their 1st Production at Victoria Hall Cast Bob Pritchard Len Wainwright Chris George http://www.cockermouthheritagegroup.org.uk/75.htm
Performed at The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth (29-30th March, 31st March a matinee showing)
A bittersweet Comedy about music, friendship and love. Set in an Old peoples home for retired Opera singers.
Originally the play was to be directed by Jim Samson but due to casting complications Jim stood in as one of the Characters in the play. However his thoughts and ideas were utilised by Len Wainwright who stood in at short notice.