CADOS announces new season of plays

Chorley Little Theatre's chairman, Ian Robinson
Chorley Little Theatre's chairman, Ian Robinson

Chorley Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society (CADOS) has announced the productions to be performed at Chorley Little Theatre from September until June.

The six shows comprise a pantomime, musical, drama, comedies and a world premiere to mark 65 years since the group started using the venue.

Last year’s productions gained 40 award nominations and 10 winners, including Best Play for Sherlock Holmes and several acting nods.

The 2016/17 season will open with Hamish and Dougal: You’ll Have Had Your Tea, a comedy starring characters from BBC Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.

Set in a small Scottish village and packed with puns and silliness, this is the first stage adaptation of the radio scripts, after the society was granted permission by writers Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer.

E Nesbitt’s much-loved novel The Railway Children is adapted for the stage in October, and this year’s panto has a new princess – Cleopatra.

Full of all the classic panto traits, CADOS is hoping for a sixth sell-out year with this one.

Next year will open with Kindertransport in February; the story of a Jewish girl relocated to Manchester during World War Two and the effects her new family has on her.

In April the play is comedy One Man, Two Guvnors. Originally written in 1743, CADOS will be staging the National Theatre revival that recently starred James Corden in the West End.

The season rounds out with musical Our House, featuring the songs from pop group Madness and from the writer of Calendar Girls.

Season tickets cost £39 with the individual plays priced between £6 and £10.

The remaining plays still to be performed as part of the 2015/16 Northern Lights season, are Habeas Corpus from April 25 to April 30; I Love You Because from May 11 to May 14; and Pals from June 20 to June 25.

More information about all of the shows, plus audition details, will be updated at www.chorleytheatre.com.