Author: CAODS

Geoff Baker

Geoff Baker life member, dear friend and long-time supporter of caods will be greatly missed by so many people. If you have ever visited HQ you would no doubt have found Geoff in the workshop planning and building sets for both...

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caods History

Thank you to Christopher Yorke-Edwards for completing this wonderful history of caods piece. It is a very good read and to see where we have come as a Society over the years and remember all of those people who have put so much...

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CAODS 100th Anniversary Radio Show

Eric Smart on Broomfield Hospital Radio recently ran a programme to celebrate caods 100th anniversary. Songs were played from the shows we have performed and the ones we hope to be able to bring to you in 2021. caods members...

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caods 100th anniversary

caods is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary! On 8 November 1920 the first public meeting of Chelmsford Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society was held at the Corn Exchange in Chelmsford ahead of their first production, HMS...

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Covid-19 Update

It is with a heavy heart that the Committee have decided to postpone both ‘Sweet Charity’ and ‘Kipps – The New Half a Sixpence Musical’. It was not an easy decision or one that was taken lightly....

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Audiences Say…

“Congratulations to you all. I brought a coach party to your afternoon matinee yesterday, and we all thoroughly enjoyed the show immensely, and thought it was your best ever. Such an enormous cast, and the dancers were so all together, professionals could not have done better. The main characters were excellent, such strong voices – I certainly could not have been able to remember all that script!!!”

— Audience member, My Fair Lady, March 2019