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Barnum Circus Skills Workshop & Team Kinetix

Sunday 20 March caods is pleased to announce that Team Kinetix will be supporting us in our next production of ‘Barnum’. Team Kinetix are a professional parkour, freerunning and acrobatic team. They will be providing circus skills training for the cast, tightrope training for our P.T. Barnum and supporting us with safety equipment for the show. On Sunday 20 March our members took part in a workshop for ‘Barnum’ which included circus skills training provided by Team Kinetix and production numbers and show talks by our director Ray Jeffery. The day was a great success for members old and...

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Cathedral Performance

Cathedral Performance Monday 11 January 2016 caods were delighted to be invited by the New City Girls Women’s Institute to perform at Chelmsford Cathedral as part of their 2nd anniversary celebrations. Following a short presentation about the history of caods and what it stands for now some 96 years later, over 30 members of the society took to the stage and performed numbers from some of our most recent shows, including ‘Sister Act’, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, ‘Guys and Dolls’ and, from our forthcoming production, ‘Legally Blonde’. A fantastic evening was had by all and the 200 strong audience. Thank you for...

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On Monday 11 January, CAODS were delighted to be invited to perform to over 200 people at Chelmsford Cathedral for the New City Girls WI. Members of the society gave a short presentation about the history of CAODS and details about the society these days, 96 years after its first production in 1920. Then followed by a 30 minute performance of musical songs from ‘Legally Blonde’, ‘Sister Act’, ‘Guys and Dolls’, and ‘Jesus Christ...

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Philip John Gane

We are sad to say goodbye to our friend Philip John Gane who has been involved with the society for many years. Our condolences go out to his family and friends in this sad time. Philip John Gane Memorial...

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With only one week to go until ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ arrives at the Civic Theatre, Chelmsford, two of our dancers, Jessica Broad & Kathryn Nichols, tell us about the show and their favourite scenes!
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