On a hospital ward. What can possibly go wrong?
A comedy based on Eric Chappell's TV series "Only When I Laugh" following the fortunes of three men in a hospital surgical ward as they form an uneasy alliance to combat against the ups and downs of hospital life.
Mr Gibbs – Mike Chapman
Christine – Valerie Fellows
Higgins – Jeff Grist
Terri – Camilla Hopkin
Palmer – Kelly Merritt
Gary – Anthony Murphy
Director – Chris Harries-Bowen
Stage Manager – Gethyn Clarke
Set & Sound & Lights – Patrick Davies
Poster Artwork design – Sharon Tobutt
2nd - 5th May 2018
Ernest and Delia are going out to celebrate their Wedding Anniversary. On the same Saturday evening, newly- weds, Malcolm and Kate, are holding a House-warming party, among the guests at this party are old friends, Nick and Jan. Things are thrown into confusion when Nick is unable to go and it becomes clear that also attending the party are Trevor, Ernest and Delia’s unstable son and his equally batty wife, Susannah. To complicate matters further Jan is Trevor’s old flame, is there still a spark between them? Over the course of one night, matters come to a head for all four couples.
8th - 11th November 2017
by William Douglas Home
Robert, a playwright with a bad case of writers’ block, is inspired to write his next play on the theme on adultery. Having read the first draft, his wife, Susan, claims his seduction scene lacks realism; he clearly has no experience with extra-marital affairs! Susan decides to provide him with the necessary experience, and arranges a romantic liaison for him with an old flame, Sheila. Will Robert pull it off? Just why is Susan so keen for him to have an affair? Can it be hidden from Sheila’s husband, Jim?
An Audience with Murder
This intriguing and multi-layered, witty thriller is full of unexpected twists. A Russian doll of a play, it moves from a seemingly innocuous domestic play reading, through a murder mystery in the classic style, to a final terrifying and violent climax.
The play was written by Colin Wakefield and Roger Leach.
5th - 8th April 2017
Starring: Jeff Grist, Margaret Bourke, Camilla Hopkin and Stuart Robinson
2 one act comedies set in an airport departure lounge:
Airfield by Bob Tucker. Fred and Lucy seem to have stumbled onto a real fly-by-night outfit when they signed up with Young Yettie Airways to fly to Barcelona. No hospitality, no departure lounge, not even any seats, and now there are delays and they might have to fly via Dublin...or is there something else afoot?
Departure by Stephen Smith. Stranded in an airport lounge during the inevitable delay of a holiday flight to Spain, Rosemary and her carbon-copy, not-very-bright son, Andy, draw the reluctant Dennis and Shelia Tippit into a conversation. Sheila has suggested a holiday to try to right her ailing marriage; Rosemary is looking for a wife for Andy.
13th – 16th July 2016
Starring : Caron Reidy / Caron Ford, Mike Chapman, Anthony & Rachel and Chris Harries-Bowen
When Mark Styler, a writer of glossy 'true crime' paperbacks, tries to get an interview with Easterman, a notorious serial killer, he has no idea what he's walking into. First he has to get past Dr Farquhar, the mercurial head of Fairfields - the asylum where Easterman is kept. But soon he discovers that nothing is what it seems, and he cannot trust that people are who they claim to be. Mindgame is a puzzle-box of a play. A dazzling thriller and a jet black comedy that twists its way towards a shocking conclusion.
Starring Jeff Grist and Mike Chapman and Caron Ford / Caron Reidy
Wednesday, 18th November 2015 to Saturday 22nd November 2015
by John Godber.
Four bouncers are getting ready to face the masses.
Four lads are getting on the lash.
Four girls are going out of the pull.
It's a typical Friday night out, full of mayhem, magic and Malibu.
Get your tickets to see Bouncers at The Market Theatre this November. If you're not on the list, you're not getting in!
Thursday 20th August to Saturday 22nd August
A Life in the Theatre by David Mamet
At the Market Theatre, on 23rd to 26th October 2013
DIRECTOR GETHYN CLARKE
CAST Mickey — CHRIS BOWEN
Eddie — MIKE CHAPMAN
Narrator — ANDY CRAGG
Mrs Johnstone — JOANNA DANIEL
Linda — CAMILLA HOPKIN
Mrs Lyons — CARON REIDY
Other parts — ANTHONY MURPHY
At the Market Theatre, on 10th - 13th July 2013
The Monkey's Paw, adapted from a short story by W. W. Jacobs by Jonathan Holloway
... and ...
The Dark, by Jonathon Holloway
The perils of ambition lie at the heart of this double bill of supernatural tales, these plays chilled the blood and left us feeling distinclty uneasy ...
Performed at the Market Theatre, on 10th - 13th April 2013
Stone :Jeff Grist
Hallet : Gethyn Clarke
Dee : Rachel Arentsen
Directed by Camilla Hopkin.
Stone invites Hallett (a Police detective) and Dee (a successful TV playwright) to his flat to meet his son and wife respectively. Once there it becomes apparent that all is not as it seems. Who is Stone? And why has he organised this little get together?
A psychological thriller with revenge at its heart centres on three people who are seemingly unknown to each other. After many twists and turns leading to a shocking conclusion it transpires that the three are all very much concerned with the business of murder.
Review in The Gem:
Performed at the Market Theatre, 22-24th November 2012
Freda Caplan : Caron Reidy
Miss Mockridge : Camilla Hopkin
Betty Whitehouse : Rachel Arentsen
Olwen Peel : Catrin Thomas-Price
Charles Stanton : Christopher Bowen
Gordon Whitehouse : Andy Cragg
Robert Caplan : Peter Sain-le-Berry
Directed by Brenda Grove
The Truth is a Sleeping Dog, what happens if it wakes?
A fabulously well attented run, with an excellent review (with gorgeous photo) in the Gem!
Performed at the Market Theatre, 21-24th March 2012
Greg Pointer : Gethyn Clarke
Ginny Whittaker : Camilla Hopkin
Philip Carter : Jeff Grist
Sheila Carter : Rosalie Maddy
Directed by Peggy Foster
Greg and Ginny are living together, but Greg is becoming somewhat suspicious that he is not the only man in her life. He wonders about Ginny's plan 'to visit her parents' and decides to follow her. Ginny is really going to see a considerably older lover, but only in order to break with him. Greg mistakes the ex-lover and his wife for Ginny's parents. Ginny's arrival further compounds an already wildly hilarious situation.
A very well attended and excellently reviewed production of this West End classic, performed at the Market Theatre in November 2011! See photo gallery for some more pics of this play, which introduced Caron and Tori to our illustrious cast!
Performed at the Market Theatre, Cowbridge, on 23rd to 26th November, 2011
Hugh Walford - Jeff Grist
Liz Walford - Caron Reidy
John Brownlow - Andy Cragg
Molly Forsyth - Tori Whitworth
Mrs Gray - Peggy Foster
Directed by Camilla Hopkin
Performed at a secret location in Colwinston, one fine evening in July 2011, as a rehearsed reading, but with costumes! See the Photo Gallery for more pictures.
Wednesday 13th July to Saturday 16th July, 2011, at the Market Theatre, Cowbridge
CADS 2011 Summer Production is 'Temporary Shelter' by award winning novelist Rose Tremain. A rip-roaring comedy, Temporary Shelter was originally written for radio and won the Giles Cooper Award for the best radio play of 1984. Set in a French campsite near Avignon the play tells story of what happens when failed businessman, Larry, meets Trist, a failed actor and would-be writer. Change happens to both of them on the night of a Summer Ball. Rose Tremain's perception of her characters is acute and sympathetic and the result is an intelligent, witty and memorable comedy. The play has been adapted for the stage by Peter Sain ley Berry and stars Lloyd Lee. It will run from Wednesday 13 July to Saturday 16 July in the Market Theatre, commencing at 7.30pm. Tickets, £6.00, may be reserved in advance by telephoning 01446-773874. Rose Tremain said: "I am delighted that CADS should be performing 'Temporary Shelter.' I wish the cast and crew the very best of luck with the show. I had a lot of fun writing it and I am sure the audience will enjoy this production."
Trist - Peter Knapp
Larry - Lloyd Lee
Jean-Louis - Andy Cragg
Peter - Peter Sain ley Berry
Claus - Jake Harrison
Saskia - Rachel Arentsen
Marje - Barbara Lee
Annette - Vicky Cook
Produced, adapted and Directed by Peter Sain ley Berry
Wednesday 8th September to Saturday 11th September, 2010
A great monologue - "Smoking is bad for you" - by Anton Chekhov, directed by Peggy Foster
First play: "The Anniversary" by Anton Chekhov, directed by Camilla Hopkin
Second play: "A Provincial Lady" by Ivan Turgenev, directed by Jim Grove