The Market Theatre, Cowbridge

The best little theatre in the Vale

A History : CADS Past Productions

We've managed to compile a comprehensive list of all the plays we've staged throughout the years.  Our thanks to Chris Bumstead, who with the help of Margaret Bourke and Jim Grove, put the following together.


CADS from 1 to 25


 

YEAR

 

TITLE

DIRECTOR

1947

1

Happy Death Ltd

Capt. F. R. Whitwell

 

2

A Murder has been arranged

Gordon Biggs

1948

3

Without the Prince

Douglas Phillips

1949

4

Till Further Orders

Douglas Phillips

1950

5

The Late Christopher Bean

M.B. Edwards

 

6

Doctor Brent’s Household

M.B. Edwards

1951

7

The Chiltern Hundreds

M.B. Edwards

 

8

A Wind on the Heath

M.B. Edwards

1952

9

The Happiest Days of Your Life

M.B. Edwards

 

10

The Devil’s Own

M.B. Edwards & Gwyneth Punter

1953

11

And this was Odd

Bill Anthony

 

12

The Town that would have a Pageant

Peter Cobb

 

13

Blithe Spirit

Min Bardell

1954

14

Power Without Glory

Gwyneth Punter

 

15

Our Town

Enid Walker

1955

16

Queen Elizabeth Slept Here

Ron Oldfield

 

17

Love Passes By

M.B. Edwards

1956

18

Robert’s Wife

Ron Oldfield

 

19

The Importance of Being Earnest

Enid Walker

1957

20

The Hollow

Gwyneth Punter

 

21

And so to Bed

Peter Cobb

1958

22

Bonaventure

Min Bardell

 

23

Storm in a Paintpot

Gwyneth Punter

1959

24

Ladies in Retirement

Eifion Jones

 

25

Here we come Gathering

Beti Punter

 


From 26 to 50


 

YEAR

 

TITLE

DIRECTOR

1960

26

The Chalk Garden

Gwyneth Punter

 

27

The Miser

Peter Bate

1961

28

Treasure on Pelican

Jack Baynes

 

29

Love’s a Luxury

Ben Hodgson

1962

30

The Secret Tent

Joan Chambers

 

31

Strike Happy

Ben Hodgson

1963

32

Sweeny Todd the Barber

Eifion Jones

 

33

Madam Tic Tac

Eifion Jones & Rosabelle Weeks

1964

34

The Noble Spaniard

Rosabelle Weeks

 

35

Haul for the Shore

Dennis Bushell

1965

36

A Letter from the General

Len Brent

 

37

Goodnight Mrs. Puffin

Gladys Clinton

1966

38

Count Your Blessings

Rosabelle Weeks

 

39

The Gentleman Upstairs

Ken George

 

40

Mystery at Blackwater

Gwyneth Punter

1967

41

Breath of Spring

Len Brent

 

42

The Walrus and the Carpenters

Malcolm Brown & Eve James

 

43

A Change of Air

Malcolm Brown

1968

44

Wanted One Body

Keith Crossman

 

45

The Road to Ruin

Keith Crossman

 

46

Hedda Gabler

Eve James

1969

47

As Long as they’re Happy

Keith Crossman

 

48

Surgery Hours

Len Brent

 

49

Pillar to Post

Keith Crossman

1970

50

You Can’t Take it with You

Keith Crossman

 


From 51 to 75


 

YEAR

 

TITLE

DIRECTOR

1970

51

Everyman

Keith Crossman

 

52

Careful Rapture

Chris Collard

 

53

Trespass

Keith Crossman

1971

54

Pool’s Paradise

Chris Collard

 

55

Three Melo-dramas

Keith Crossman

 

56

Under Milk Wood

Keith Crossman

1972

57

Not Now Darling

Keith Crossman

 

58

The Walrus and the Carpenters

Keith Crossman

 

59

Brush with a Body

Keith Crossman

1973

60

The Wind of Heaven

John Henson

 

61

Red Spy at Night

Len Brent

 

62

Lady Audley’s Secret

Gwyneth Punter & Jim Grove

1974

63

Brides of March

Keith Crossman

 

64

Everyman

Keith Crossman

 

65

A Welsh Wordscape

Geoff Hunkin

 

66

Hay Fever

Keith Crossman

1975

67

The Anniversary

Keith Crossman

 

68

Night must Fall

Keith Crossman

1976

69

How the Other Half Loves

John Hollings

 

70

Move Over Mrs. Markham

Keith Crossman

1977

71

Brief Lives

Keith Crossman

 

72

Boeing Boeing

Keith Crossman

 

73

Crown Matrimonial

Keith Crossman

 

74

An Inspector Calls

Peter Stanton

1978

75

Crocodiles and Cream

Keith Crossman

 


From 76 to 100


 

YEAR

 

TITLE

DIRECTOR

1978

76

The Ghost Train

Keith Crossman

 

77

Under Milk Wood

Keith Crossman

 

78

Birthday Honours

Peter Stanton

1979

79

The Lion in Winter

Keith Crossman

 

80

Habeas Corpus

Chris Collard

 

81

Clerk of the Acts

Keith Crossman

 

82

Living Together

Len Brent

1980

83

The Crucible

Keith Crossman

 

84

Love for Love

Malcolm Kelsall

 

85

A Bedful of Foreigners

Keith Crossman

1981

86

This Happy Breed

Keith Crossman

 

87

The Importance of Being Earnest

Malcolm Kelsall

 

88

There goes the Bride

Glenys Davies

1982

89

A Tomb with a View

Geoff Hunkin

 

90

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Gill Davies

 

91

Two and Two make Sex

Glenys Davies

1983

92

A Letter from the General

Geoff Hunkin

 

93

Juno and the Paycock

Malcolm Kelsall

1984

94

Charley’s Aunt

Glenys Davies

 

95

Relatively Speaking

Geoff Hunkin

1985

96

Waters of the Moon

Dave Mainwaring

 

97

When we are Married

Glenys Davies

1986

98

Dead Ringer

Margaret Saunders

1987

99

Everybody Loves Opal

Dave Mainwaring

 

100

One O’Clock from the House

Glenys Davies

 


From 101 to 125


 

YEAR

 

TITLE

DIRECTOR

1988

101

Gaslight

Margaret Saunders

 

102

Dead Ringer

Margaret Saunders

1989

103

Confusions

Glenys Davies

 

104

A Man for All Seasons

Dave Mainwaring

1990

105

Nude with Violin

Margaret Saunders

 

106

Beyond a Joke

Peter Birmingham

1991

107

Bedroom Farce

Peggy Foster

 

108

Downgoing of Orpheus; Hawkins and Ernie’s Incredible Hallucinations

Dave Mainwaring

1992

109

Silver King

Peggy Foster

1993

110

A Night Out

Shirley Dunsworth

 

111

All’s Fair

Malcolm Kelsall

1994

112

Shut your eyes and think of England

Peter Birmingham

 

113

Season’s Greetings

Peggy Foster

1995

114

Talking Heads (x3)

Malcolm Kelsall and Enid Nelmes

 

115

The Browning Version

Brenda Grove & Enid Nelmes

 

116

A Night on the Tiles

Peggy Foster

1996

117

The Twelve Pound Look.

The old lady shows her Medals

Brenda Grove

 

118

Knight of the Burning Pestle

Jim Grove

1997

119

Faith Healer

Peggy Foster

 

120

Stags and Hens

Shirley Dunsworth

 

121

Court in the Act

(Joint CADS/Pheonix Production)

Keith Crossman

1998

122

Glasstown

Shirley Dunsworth

 

123

Let the Prairie Echo

Mark Fowler

 

124

Somersault

Lloyd Lee

 

125

Hostage to Fortune

John Woods

 


From 126 to 150


 

YEAR

 

TITLE

DIRECTOR

1998

126

Three Hours after Marraige

Peggy Foster

1999

127

Blithe Spirit

Mark Fowler

 

128

Shorten curlies

Shirley Dunsworth

 

129

I Have been here before

Brenda Grove

 

130

Dying for a laugh/ A Cut in the Rates

In the Blinking of an Eye

The Bespoke Overcoat

Jim Grove

Malcolm Kelsall

Peggy Foster

2000

131

The Magistrate

Peggy Foster

 

132

Mirandolina

Brenda Grove

 

133

A Doll’s House

Malcolm Kelsall

2001

134

Billy Liar

Shirley Dunsworth

 

135

Deathtrap

Mark Fowler

 

136

Absurd Person Singular

Brenda Grove

2002

137

An Inspector Calls

Peggy Foster

 

138

Jeffery Bernard is Unwell

Shirley Dunsworth

 

139

The Imaginary Invalid

Peter Sain ley Berry

2003

140

Anorak of Fire

Shirley Dunsworth

 

141

S.T.R.E.S.S.

Shirley Dunsworth

 

142

Barefoot In the Park

Mark Fowler

 

143

The First Rehearsal / All for your Delight

Chris Bumstead/ Peggy Foster & Malcolm Kelsall

 

144

Mrs Warren’s Profession

Malcolm Kelsall

2004

145

The Weir

Peggy Foster

 

146

Hobson’s Choice

Shirley Dunsworth

 

147

Our Town

Peggy Foster & Malcolm Kelsall

2005

148

Crummles Amazing Dramatic Society:

Frankenstein – Man and Monster

That’s the way to do it

Nicholas Nickelby (Extracts)

Peggy Foster & Malcolm Kelsall

 

149

The Happiest Days of Our Lives

Mark Fowler

2006

150

The Odd Couple

Mark Fowler

 


From 151


YEAR

TITLE
DIRECTOR
2006
151
Talking HeadsPeggy Foster

152
Accrington PalsShirley Dunsworth
2007153
Sleuth
Brenda Grove
 154
Deckchairs
Barbara Lee
 155
Gaslight
Peg Foster
2008
156
Arms and the Man
Jim Grove
 157
Happy Families
Peter Sain Ley Berry
 158
Lettice and Lovage
Chris Bumstead
2009
159
Outside Edge
Peg Foster
 160
Art
Brenda Grove
 161
A Russian Cocktail
Peg Foster
Camilla Hopkin
Jim Grove
2010
162
A Man For All Seasons
Peg Foster
 163
The Little Prince, adapted by Peter Sain ley Berry
Peter Sain Ley Berry


 

2011/2012/2013

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