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

New Member Event/ASU Talk

Join us for a New Member Event that will be taking place on Wednesday 15 March 2017 from 8pm at HQ. This is a great chance for potential, new and current members to meet up. Whether you are interested in being involved on or offstage it will be a great chance to get to know caods over drinks and nibbles.

Our director of All Shook Up, Sallie Warrington, will also be there to talk through our upcoming show ahead of auditions on 20 May 2017. Check out our Next Show page for more details.

Please keep an eye on our social media for all details on our New Member Event and upcoming shows!

Anything Goes

Publicity Day at High Chelmer

The cast of ‘Anything Goes’ were at High Chelmer Shopping Centre in Chelmsford on Saturday 28 January. Visitors had a chance to meet the cast and hear some of the hit tunes from ‘Anything Goes’. Take a look at our Current Show page for photos and videos.

**COMPETITION TIME** Keep an eye on our social media for a chance to win tickets to ‘Anything Goes’ plus a bottle of champagne!

‘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. Please click here for tickets or call 01245 606505. Buy them now before you miss the boat!

 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!

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Audiences Say…

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

— Audience Member, Legally Blonde March 2016