CADOS prepare for next season of ‘Northern’ shows

CADOS perpare for Educating Rita; director Dave Reid and cast members Barry Callander and Annaka Lee
CADOS perpare for Educating Rita; director Dave Reid and cast members Barry Callander and Annaka Lee

Chorley Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society (CADOS) has launched its new season of plays, which presents a selection of plays all by writers born in the north of England.

The ‘Northern Lights’ season, which starts in September, comes on the back of one of the Society’s most successful seasons ever.

Chairman Ian Robinson said: “The last CADOS season sold nearly 9,000 tickets, which is the most for at least a decade and possibly further back.

“It’s a lot of hard work so we’d like to thank everyone for coming to our productions, and hope people continue to support us – we’ve got a great lineup coming soon.”

The Season opens on September 7 with Willy Russell’s popular play Educating Rita, about a working-class girl who goes to University and her relationship with her tutor there.

CADOS artistic director, Mark Jones, said: “Amazingly, we’re never performed this great comedy before so it’s a great way to start the run.

“We came up with the theme and invited directors to take on the productions, so I’m delighted with the response.

“CADOS shows are the heart of the theatre so our job and passion its to make sure that it’s beats stronger than ever.”

October’s play is stag-night comedy Fur Coat And No Knickers by Mike Harding, and December’s Pantomime is an all-new version of Aladdin full of family fun.

In February it’s the classic tale of a daydreamer, Billy Liar, then in April the Alan Bennett play Habeas Corpus is full of comic misunderstandings and mistaken identity.

The season rounds off with Mark Jones’ specially-commissioned Pals, all about the Chorley soldiers at war one hundred years ago.

In addition to all this there’s a modern-day musical version of Pride and Prejudice in May, which is not part of the regular season.

Tickets for all these shows are on sale now from Malcolm’s Musicland, 01257 264362.

More details about all the shows can be see at www.chorleytheatre.com.