Here's the 2013 - 2014 Season of CADOS Productions.


9th - 14th September


Comedy Drama by John Godber & Jane Thornton

Directed by Zoe Jones


21st - 26th October


Comedy by Mike Harding

Directed by Kath Ashworth

13th - 21st December


Pantomime by Tony Jordan

Directed by Ian Robinson


24th February - 1st March


Drama by Hugh Whitemore

Directed by Mark Jones


28th April - 3rd May


Comic Thriller by Patrick Barlow

Directed by Sean Duxbury


23rd - 28th June


Musical by Howard Ashman & Alan Menken

Directed by Paul Carr


Tickets available during The Hound of the Baskervilles next week, or get a Season Pass (£39) from Malcolm's now. A Season Pass gets you tickets for all 6 productions (saving up to £11), 50% off any Studio Productions we might announce, and concessions rate for other shows at the theatre. You'll also get a free programme for each production.

We've added three new comedy shows to our line-up this morning. See the "Whats On" pages for full details.


Friday 27th September - 8pm



Friday 1st November - 8pm



Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st January - 8pm


Comedian Robin Ince returns to Chorley Little Theatre on Tuesday 14th May with his show The Importance of Being Interested.

In a whirlwind night of stand-up comedy, the the co-presenter (alongside Professor Brian Cox) of Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage uses humour to talk about some of his most favourite things in science.

Find out why we have eyebrows, why bald dogs have bad teeth, how heavy metal music makes pigs deaf and why spaghetti snaps into four pieces.

He’ll also stop off on the way to look at some of the more bizarre views of early science. For instance, is the ostrich really the offspring of the union of a gnat and a giraffe?

Promising “a night of spaghetti, barnacles and safe cracking.” it is also a loving look at Charles Darwin, Richard Feynman, Aristotle, the joy of picking shells up on the beach and the realisation that being self-conscious in a big universe is a darn good thing.

Suitable for ages 12 to 112, the show makes science fun and accessible while being very funny too. It starts at 7.30pm, with tickets priced £12 and £10 from Malcolm’s Musicland 01257 264362 or here

Chorley Little Theatre groups were winners at the recent National Operatic & Dramatic Association (NODA) Awards in Blackpool recently. The NODA Awards honour the best of amdram across the whole of the North West and we're delighted that CADOS and Chorley Youth Theatre brought home 3 awards against tough competition.

CADOS Chairman Ian Robinson won the top award, Special Achievement, for his work running the theatre including the refurbishment work and adding extra events. Ian says he's "surprised and delighted" to win the award.

Katie Eccles won "Best Actress In A Supporting Role" for her performance as Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit last year. This is the second time Katie has won this award, having previously won for Stepping Out in 2008.

Santa The Panto was nominated for "Best Panto" but sadly did not win.

Chorley Youth Theatre had four nominations at the Youth Awards for Peter Pan, including "Best Musical," "Best Actress In A Supporting Role" (Rosie Pemberton), and "Best Actor In A Supporting Role" (Alex Hardman). Hannah Smithers won for "Best Choreography"

Congratulations to all our winners.

This week at Chorley Little Theatre there’s a show that promises to reveal everything you secretly knew about relationships but were afraid to admit.

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” is new comedy musical that covers dating, romance, marriage, in-laws, and children with a series of sketches performed at a whirlwind pace.

A comedy sketch show packed with memorable songs, it sees four multi-talented performers become dozens of characters as the show loosely follows the pattern of relationships from first date to funeral.

The female side of the cast is made up of former Chorley Youth Theatre chairperson Vicki Forrester, who now works with the Halle Orchestra, and Samantha Hilton, who was a member of a girlband and now presents on Ideal World shopping channel. Both have been singing with amateur dramatics groups from very early ages.

The males are Michael Cosgrove and Gaz Jenkins, old friends who have been performing at amateur and professional level for several years and have a rapport that really comes across on stage.

“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” originally ran on Broadway for 12 years and has since become a worldwide hit but this is the first performance in Chorley, and is the first musical from Chorley Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society for four years. With a live band on stage, the society are hoping there will be enough support to make future musicals possible.

Director Paul Carr has previously overseen the pantomimes and Youth Theatre musicals but is keen to stress this show is adults-only as there are some themes unsuitable for children.

The show runs Wednesday 8th - Saturday 11th May at 7.30pm. All tickets £7 from Malcolm’s Musicland 01257 264362 or here