We are delighted that CADOS and Chorley Youth Theatre have been nominated for 28 awards between them at this year's NODA Awards. The awards recognise shows performed between January and December 2017 and winners will be announced on 3rd February.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Best Entertaining/Comedy Performance Pantomime
Ryan Norse as Cat - Whittington

Best Entertaining/Comedy Duo Performance Pantomime
Steven Catterall & Laina Grimshaw Brown - Whittington

Best Male Actor in a Lead Role – Pantomime
Rob Armstrong - King Rat - Whittington

Best Choreographer Pantomime
Rebecca Dickinson

Best Director Pantomime
Steven Catterall & Andy Burke

Best Panto - Whittington

Youth Awards
Best Female Youth Actor in an Adult Production
Eleanor Anderton - Little Voice

Best Supporting Female Actor in a Youth production
Emma Heyes - The Witches

Best Staging Set/Technical
Into The Woods Jr

Best Ensemble
Showcase & Into The Woods Jr

Best Male Actor in a Lead Role Youth Production Drama & Musical
Callan Grimshaw-Brown - The Witches

Best Choreographer- Youth Production
Lucy McManus - Into The Woods Jr

Best Artistic Director Youth Production Drama
Rebecca Moran - The Witches

Best Artistic Director Youth Production Musical
Rachel Offord - Into The Woods Jr

Best Production- Youth
The Witches
Into The Woods Jr


Best Male Lead Actor - Musical
Bob Halliday - Our House

Best Female Actor in a Lead Role -Drama
Becky Chamberlain - Kindertransport
Steph Threlfall - Little Voice

Best Male Actor in a Lead Role –Drama
Steve Unsworth - Little Voice

Best Ensemble cast
Seasons Greetings
The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)

Best Ensemble cast - Musical
Our House

Best Musical Director
Paul Carr - Our House

Best Director of a Musical Show
Mark Jones & Paul Carr

Best Director Play
Dave Reid - Kindertransport

Best Play

Best Musical
Our House

We've spent over £150,000 on refurbishment in the last few months and still have more to go but we couldn't have done it without the support of loads of backers: from anonymous donors to the hundreds who backed our crowdfunder campaign. We want to say a really big THANK YOU. It is so much appreciated. We'll get the Wall of Fame of crowdfunder backers on here soon, but we've been so busy lately we've fallen behind a bit. Right now we'd also like to thank #YourPintCan: In May 2017 Carling launched a nationwide campaign in partnership with Wetherspoon, to improve communities by supporting local projects, nominated by their own customers. Pubs sit at the heart of our communities and Your Pint Can Help the Community is all about partnering with our favourite locals to fund projects which mean something to the people who live in the area. For example, Your Pint Can... fund a new football pitch, mend that broken wall or paint the village hall. The potential list is endless, as long as it will have a lasting and genuine benefit to the community. From 22nd May 2017 to 31st July customers simply had to buy a pint of Carling in their local Wetherspoon, then visit www.carling.com/yourpintcan to nominate a local project. To see more updates visit: www.carling.com/yourpintcan

If you earn Time Credits, they can be spent on the following shows:

Manfords Comedy Club - Saturday 1st July
Allocation SOLD OUT

Into The Woods, Jr - Wednesday 12th July
Book Here

Into The Woods, Jr - Thursday 13th July
Book Here

NT Live: Angels In America - Thursday 20th July
Book Here

Andre Rieu - Saturday 22nd July (7pm)
Book Here 

Andre Rieu - Sunday 23rd July (3pm)
Book Here

NT Live: Angels In America - Thursday 27th July
Book Here

The Rise And Fall of Little Voice - Monday 11th - Thursday 14th September
Book Here

Matt Richardson - Sunday 24th September
Book Here

Barbara Nice - Friday 29th September
Book Here

RSC Live: Coriolanus - Wednesday 11th October
Book Here

Seasons Greetings - Monday 23rd - Thursday 26th October
Book Here

Manfords Comedy Club - Saturday 4th November
Book Here

ComedySportz - Saturday 25th November
Book Here


3 Time Credits per show. You can book online with the links above or at the theatre box office. Remember to bring the credits with you on the night. Allocated on a first come, first served basis but check our twitter in case any more get released.

Please note: we do not get any reimbursement for these tickets. Please only pick Time Credits tickets if you can make the show. 


Volunteers at Chorley Little Theatre can earn Time Credits - simply work behind the bar, HM on a show night, or go that extra mile.

We have been shortlisted by Aviva community fund for funding, and we need your help!

We want to refurbish and improve the entrance to the building: replace the front doors, add some chairs and waiting space, and make the floor smoother and more accessible. We also want to restore the stained glass EMPIRE sign (from 1910) and generally make the front more welcoming. Please vote for us and help us achieve this. Thanks!

Go here to vote:

Chorley Amateur Dramatic & Operatic Society (CADOS) finish their current season at Chorley Little Theatre with the feelgood comedy musical “Our House” from 12th to 17th June.

Written by Tim Firth, writer of Calendar Girls and Neville’s Island, the show features all the biggest hits of the band Madness, including Baggy Trousers, It Must Be Love, House of Fun and more.

Opening on the 16th birthday of Joe Casey, we see the two paths his life could take on that fateful night: one path means a criminal record and social exclusion, while the other will lose him the girl that he loves. One leads to Las Vegas, the other stays in Camden Town.

An epic, fast-moving romantic comedy, with Bob Halliday as Joe, Steve Unsworth as his no-good dad, and Amy Hardcastle as Sarah, the girl he must choose to stay with or leave behind.

It’s a story of family, love, and friendship that won the 2003 Olivier Award for “Best New Musical”

CADOS are pulling out all the stops to make this a fantastic night out: co-directors Mark Jones and Paul Carr have both won awards for their last few shows, and there will be a live band accompanying the 23-strong cast. 

Tickets can be booked at www.chorleylittletheatre.com, although the Friday and Saturday performances have already sold out.