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NODA Award for ‘All Shook Up’

Congratulations to the cast of ‘All Shook Up’ for their win at the NODA Awards for ‘All Shook Up’ as ‘Best Musical in Region 8’ for 2017 . Thank you to everyone who voted and to everyone involved in the show, with a special congratulations to Sallie Warrington (Director) and Clare Penfold (Musical Director) for both our awards. Take a look at all the wonderful photos from our past production which was a clear hit with critics and...

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All Shook Up Wins Independent Theatre Production of the Year

caods are pleased to announce that our September 2017 production ‘All Shook Up’ has won Independent Theatre Production of the Year at The Panic Awards. Congratulations to Sallie Warrington (Director), Claire Penfold (Musical Director) and all the cast and crew who made the production such a success. Tamara Anderson who played Natalie in the production accepted the award on behalf of caods. The Panic Awards are local awards and winners are voted for by the population of Chelmsford. Thanks to all the people who voted for us. Take a look at our production page of ‘All Shook Up‘ to find out more about our past...

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Fantastic News on HQ

Here is the official fantastic news that we have all been waiting to hear that the Meteor Way site and the HQ has been removed from Chelmsford City Council’s Housing Development plans! On behalf of both Young Gen and CAODS, thank you to everyone who had anything to do with the campaign. Information is included with the agenda for the Council Committee meeting on Thursday. STRATEGIC GROWTH SITE 1c – METEOR WAY INCLUDING CAR PARK AND ADJOINING LAND Owned by CCC. Council Response / Action This proposed allocation has been removed from the Local Plan. This is due to new information relating to uncertainty that a key part of the land will become available within the Plan period; and the uncertainty of being able to relocate important community users to suitable alternative premises. This is amazing news and we can all breathe a sigh of relief that the HQ will be left alone at least for the immediate future. Find out the whole story on our Save Our HQ page....

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AGM Awards 2017

At our recent AGM in December we gave out some very special awards to some of our hard-working members. Natasha Lesley was nominated by the members of caods for the Member Award. John Sullivan was nominated by the caods committee for the Committee Award. We also gave Life Memberships to two of our hard working members – Russell Day and John Sullivan. Thank you all for your hard work over the many years and for your continued support of caods. Natasha Lesley, Member Award Natasha joined caods in 2015 for the production of ‘Sister Act’. Since then she has moved on to having a leading role in ‘Legally Blonde’, performed as an ‘Angel’ in ‘Anything Goes’ as well as assisting as dance captain for the same show. Off stage she has joined our publicity team and always supported caods at fundraisers and social events. Thank you for all your continued help Natasha. John Sullivan, Committee Award John has been a big part of caods for many years on and off the stage. As well as taking many roles in our productions – including ‘Thomas Andrews’ in ‘Titanic’, ‘Buffalo Bill’ in ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ and ‘President Roosevelt’ in ‘Annie’ – John has tirelessly helped caods with many technical and practical special effects. From creating the Beasts’ mask and the famous falling rose petals in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to fireworks for the...

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All Shook Up Noda Nomination

We are delighted to announce that our September production of ‘All Shook Up’ has been nominated for a NODA Award for ‘Best Musical in Region 8’ for 2017. Thank you to Sallie Warrington (Director), Clare Penfold (Musical Director), Becki Wendes (Production Assistant) and all the entire production team, along with the wonderful cast, crew and front of house who made the show as fantastic. Congratulations to everyone involved. The Awards are announced in the Spring so fingers crossed! Another successful year for our society to be proud...

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Audiences Say…

“I came to see you last night with my family. Such talent. We all really enjoyed the musical. I could not take my eyes off the stage. Thank you for a lovely evening.”

— Audience member, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, March 2018