Anything Goes

At Chelmsford Civic Theatre

Tuesday 28 February to Saturday 4 March 2017



All Shook Up

At Chelmsford Civic Theatre

Tuesday, 26th September until
Saturday, 30th September 2017

Anything Goes at the Civic Theatre

Tuesday 28 February to Saturday 4 March 2017


Welcome to caods – Chelmsford’s leading amateur musical and dramatic society. Providing local audiences with West End style quality productions since November 1920, caods uses professional directors and musicians to support its talented amateur cast. Affiliated to the National Operatic & Dramatic Association, caods have achieved rare status in winning numerous NODA awards for its productions in recent years.

caods presents two shows a year at the Civic Theatre, and with its modern, yet intimate auditorium, and state-of-the-art staging and lighting perfectly showcases the society’s top-drawer productions. caods appeal for Chelmsford audiences seems to be our ability to simultaneously surprise and delight. From Gershwin to Berlin, Lerner & Loewe to Lloyd Webber caods eclectic mix of musicals ensures continued success and an enviable reputation.

caods has charitable status and has been self-funding since its inception.

Recent News

All Shook Up

Audition Date & MD

We are pleased to announce that Clare Penfold will be our Musical Director for our Autumn show, ‘All Shook Up’.  Clare has worked with other local societies and we can’t wait for her to join us in this brand new show for caods.

The audition date for ‘All Shook Up’ will be 13 May 2017. Check out our Next Show page for more details.

Please keep an eye on our social media for all details on our upcoming shows!

Anything Goes

Could You Be In Our Next Show?

The Box Office is now open for ‘Anything Goes’. Please click here for tickets or call 01245 606505. Buy them quick before you miss the boat!

We are still after men to join us for various parts and also dancers/ensemble. Please click here for more details on the parts available and check out the Get Involved and Join Us pages for more information on joining us for our next show.

‘Anything Goes’ will run from Tuesday 28 February to Saturday 4 March 2017 at the Civic Theatre Chelmsford and is directed by Ray Jeffery with choreography by Claire Carr.

 2018 Shows

Director Announced

We are very excited to announce that our Spring 2018 production will be ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ and will be directed by Ray Jeffery with a choreographer to be announced.

We are also pleased to announce that our Autumn 2018 production will be the fabulous West-End hit ‘Top Hat’ and will be directed by Sallie Warrington.

A fabulous 2 years of productions coming up from caods with ‘Anything Goes’, ‘All Shook Up’, ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ and ‘Top Hat’.

Keep an eye on our website and social media for details on all our upcoming shows!

Latest Facebook Posts

'Do you hear that playin'?'...'Do you know who's playin'?'.... 'Why it's Gabriel playin'...'!
The cast of 'Anything Goes' are looking forward to getting started on this big number at tonight's rehearsal!
'Anything Goes', Civic Theatre, Chelmsford.
Tuesday 28 February - Saturday 4 March 2017.
Evenings 7.30pm, Saturday Matinee 3pm.
Box office 01245 606505
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Audiences Say…

“Fantastic show – was my first time but not my last”

— Audience Member, Legally Blonde March 2016