Thank you to everyone who entered our raffle during the Shakespeare show this week. As promised, the tickets were drawn on stage at the start of the second half and these are the winning ones:
Salmon Pink 596 - 600
Yellow 141 - 145 *CLAIMED*
Yellow 231 - 235 *CLAIMED*
Yellow 111 - 115
Salmon Pink 781 - 785 *CLAIMED*
Yellow 306 - 310 *CLAIMED*
Top prize is a remote control flying drone with camera, with runners-up prizes of bottles of wine.
Due to filming conflicts, Joel Dommett's show on Sunday 21st May has had to be rescheduled for Sunday 28th May. All tickets are still valid, and we apologise for any inconvenience. If you have tickets but can no longer make the new date please get in touch by 1st May.
This means some tickets are now available - book here!
This has also had a knock-on effect with other events:
ADDED: La La Land - Sunday 21st May, 7.30pm.
MOVED: A Monster Calls - from Sunday 28th May to Sunday 4th June, 7.30pm. Again, all tickets still valid.
The hilarious struggle of three actors to stage the works of Shakespeare forms the basis of the latest CADOS production at Chorley Little Theatre.
In The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) performers Steven Catterall, Andrew Kidd and Steve Unsworth attempt to act out all of the Bard’s 37 plays, playing dozens of characters as they race through the full works.
The show is fun for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike, as Titus Andronicus is recreated as a cooking show, the Histories are done as a football match, and there’s an attempt at the world’s fastest performance of Hamlet.
The play was first performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1987, then ran for nine years in London’s West End and has been performed all over the world.
Director Sean Duxbury recently won awards for directing the comedy The 39 Steps at Chorley Little Theatre and brings the same fast-paced irreverence to this show, with speedy costume changes, crazy props, songs and improvisation.
Making up the cast, Andrew Kidd and Steve Unsworth are long-time CADOS actors, known for The 39 Steps, Allo Allo, Two and Bouncers between them. Panto regular Steven Catterall is also a long-time member of improvisation group ComedySportz and brings that experience to the show.
These madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in just 97 minutes, plus interval.
Tickets are £6 Monday to Wednesday, £8 Thursday to Saturday from www.chorleytheatre.com or Malcolms Musicland 01257 264362.
Major changes are coming with the upcoming CADOS seasons!
We've decided to move from an academic to yearly timetable, which means seasons will run January-December, rather than September-June. We think this is a more modern way of doing things, brings us into line with the award schedule for NODA, and will cause less confusion for audiences. It means Season Tickets will make great Christmas presents and every season will end with a big Panto party.
To bridge the transition, the Autumn 2017 CADOS Season will contain three productions:
The Rise & Fall of Little Voice by Jim Cartwright, directed by Robert Walsh
Seasons Greetings by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Kath Ashworth
Whittington! The Panto, written and directed by Steven Catterall & Andy Burke
The 2018 Season will be announced and onsale in November 2017.
Season Tickets are now available for the CADOS Autumn 2017 Season, priced £25 each. For this you get a seat at each show (saving up to £7 on individual prices) plus £4 off tickets to Stage On Screen events. You can book at Malcolm's Musicland, at the theatre (when open) or book via Paypal below stating your preferred day and seats (we'll get back to you).
Previous Season Ticket seats have been carried over and will be held until confirmation of renewal or cancellation.
Panto group booking is also now open.
The shows (including Panto) will be available individually from Saturday 1st April. Theatre Box Office will be open Noon-2pm on Sunday 2nd April for all tickets and you will also be able to book online.
We are very pleased to confirm that the new season will be comfier than ever as we will have brand-new seats, each with more legroom. Now you can enjoy our plays, films, stage on screen and other events even more thanks to an investment of over £60,000. These new seats will be installed over the summer break and ready for the start of September.
You can see the new layout below. Look out for fund-raising events coming soon so we can pay for them!