Attention all Russell Kane ticket holders - here's a message from the man himself:

Dear Comedy Eaters.

Once again the telly world has landed a timetable bomb in my theatre world. It's good news in a way - a second series of something utterly brilliant. But it's naughty in that I have to re-schedule this show. So sorry. Please accept the juices of my apology, and I hope you can make the new date.

Much love. The Third Russell.

This means the show scheduled for Thursday 4th October has had to be rescheduled for Wednesday 13th March. We're sorry for the inconvenience and hope you can still come. All tickets for the October show will be valid on the new date. If you can't make it, please return to your original ticket seller.

Now available - the Season Pass!

All CADOS shows between September 2012 and June 2013 for just £47 (a saving of up to £10)

Get concession rates on other shows, where available

Purchase now from Malcolm's Musicland (we hope to have a sign-up form on here next week)

 

How to use your Season Pass

Get a card, then get your tickets

 

To get your tickets:

 

Go to Malcolm’s or Theatre box office and collect physical tickets to present on the door.

Your card will be stamped to show you’ve collected.

No need to get all tickets in advance (you can even just turn up on the night), although seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

 

Or:

E-mail us your preferred seats (with your name and Pass number) and we’ll allocate best we can for collection on the door.

 

We recommend advance booking to avoid disappointment.

 

Please remember that the card is only valid for CADOS shows listed on the back - not for any Youth Theatre, Films or additional bookings.

 

Use your card to get Concession rate for non-CADOS shows that offer it (does not apply to child-only or family tickets)

 

If you have any enquiries please contact Malcolm’s Musicland 01257 264362 or the forms on this site.

 

Note: if you have already booked for a show next season, that cost will be taken off the £47

 

Availability for Peter Pan:

Friday 13th July - SINGLE SEATS ONLY

Saturday 14th July (Matinee) - SINGLE SEATS ONLY

Saturday 14th July (Evening) - SINGLE SEATS ONLY

Call Malcolm's Musicland 01257 264362 for latest.

Please note the performance ends 10pm (evenings) and 5pm (matinee)

Chorley Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society have announced a number of firsts for their 2012-2013 season of productions at Chorley Little Theatre.

Of the seven shows lined up between September and June none have them have been performed by CADOS before and two are World Premieres. Coming off the back of one of their most successful seasons ever, Artistic Chairman Mark Jones hopes the new plays will be just as popular with audiences.

He said “It’s a season which will provoke thought, make you shed tears of sadness, laughter and joy, but most of all will provide you with an entertaining night out.”

This will be the Society’s 80th anniversary but rather than look back, Mark was keen to bring the best of modern theatre to Chorley. The season opens with the Lancashire amateur premiere of Calendar Girls, which is already selling fast.

Then there’s an innovative version of the tragic true-life story of The Elephant Man.

The traditional Pantomime will be a very Christmassy adventure as Santa battles to save Christmas in the specially-written Santa The Panto, a show for the whole family.

2013 opens with two GCSE curriculum plays: Kes, and Two. The classic story of a boy and his pet falcon has touched generations, while Chorley-based writer Jim Cartwright’s Two is a knowing look at life in a northern pub.

The ensemble musical I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is in May, and the season ends with a thrilling new version of the Sherlock Holmes story The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Mark Jones says “We’re always striving for the best quality productions we can do and we’ve got some very creative directors in the next season who’ll help us achieve this.”

Tickets for all the shows on sale now, priced between £6 and £10 and a Season Pass is also available which gives a discount on the plays and concessions for other shows.

The CADOS AGM takes place at the theatre on Thursday 19th July at 7.30pm and new members are welcome to come along. The Society is also looking for sponsors to help fund the shows and building renovation.


by RON ELLIS

From the Lancashire Evening Post

The best description of this play is ‘a bawdy romp’.

Just two acts of 45 minutes each (a game of two halves!) set against the background of the 1990 World Cup semi-final between England and Germany, which five people, well supplied with beer, are watching on TV in a Spanish holiday hotel.

In this CADOs production, Bill is married to Monica but she is fed up as all he thinks about is football. She tells him she is leaving him for Gary Lineker.

Bill’s frightful friend, geeky Ian, is with them, along with his German colleague, Birgitta, who he hopes to seduce - less likely than England winning the World Cup. Ian is not interested in football but Birgitta, of course, wants Germany to win.

Ian once worked for Bill’s publishing company but is plotting to steal one of his authors, Dan, who then unexpectedly joins them.

Dan is another football fanatic but, it transpires, has been playing games with Monica for some time - and it looks like he will also score with Birgitta. But, as events on the pitch unfold, so do secrets between the five.

Alan Levesley and Steven Catterall, as Bill and Dan, were totally convicing as your typical scarf-waving, bawling ‘lads’ whilst Paul Carr’s portrayal of underhanded nerd Ian was so realistic you wanted to thump him.

Sarah Rosental was perfect as the philosophical Monica, who also held the play together as narrator, whilst Sophie Watson made a suitably seductive Bergitta with a nice line in humour at the idiosyncracies of the English language.

Light-hearted entertainment with a clever ending. Just the thing to take your mind off England’s progress in the European Cup.

An Evening with Gary Lineker runs until Saturday. See here.