- 18 Jul, 2019
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...
- 17 May, 2019
The Winterling-Jez Butterworth
The Winterling-Jez ButterworthMay 17, 2019Performed at The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth (17-18th May) A twisted comedy thriller about living on the edge. CADS are keen to showcase a variety of playwrights from all genre’s. Performing Winterling, certainly demonstrated this. Director- Tony Parker Producer- Jacqui Walker
- 29 Mar, 2019
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...
- 19 Jan, 2019
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...
- 22 Nov, 2018
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 ...
- 24 May, 2018
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....
- 30 Mar, 2017
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
CADS 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 than most, the production had astrong focus on our town, with personal references to local people and places.
Snow White took on all the traditions of Panto that we all know and love; With good vs evil, a Wicked Queen, a dashing Prince, fairies that adore rhyming couplets and plenty slapstick and general chaos provided by comedy duo and the traditional Pantomime Dame
Director- Liz Pritchard
Musical Director- Richard Bennett
Producer- Bob Pritchard
Executive Producer- Tony Magorrian