CADS on the pathway to theatre success

TWENTY-FOUR enormous cardboard boxes, a headmaster s cane, and a stirrup pump are among the unlikely props being used by a drama group in their latest production. Royston s Corvus Amateur Drama Society s (CADS) latest production, The Golden Pathway Annual

TWENTY-FOUR enormous cardboard boxes, a headmaster's cane, and a stirrup pump are among the unlikely props being used by a drama group in their latest production.

Royston's Corvus Amateur Drama Society's (CADS) latest production, The Golden Pathway Annual, is being performed next month, and the cast are already hard at work in rehearsals.

Written by John Harding and John Burrows, and directed by Kathy Wholley, the show tells the story of Michael Peters, part of the post-war baby boom.

Michael grows up in a typical 1940s working class family, and when his family subscribe to a yearly set of children's encyclopaedias, he receives the eponymous annual, which becomes his guidebook through school and university.


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But when he graduates in the swinging 60s, he finds that The Golden Pathway annual may no longer have all the answers.

Director Kathy Wholley said: "The play is sure to strike a chord with anyone who grew up during the period, but it's also great fun and should entertain and inform anyone who didn't.

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"It's very much an ensemble piece, with everyone working really hard together, and we've had a lot of fun along the way.

"Once again I'm delighted that we have been able to include several cast members who are completely new to CADS as well as a lot of familiar faces."

Among the familiar faces on show will be David Atkins who plays the character George. Craig Maddox stars as Michael, while Nikki Crockford takes the role of Enid.

The Golden Pathway Annual is being performed on June 11, 12, and 13 at Greneway School, Garden Walk, with Friday and Saturday performances at 7.30pm and a Sunday matinee at 3pm.

Tickets for all performances cost �7 and �5 and are available now from the CADS box office on 01763 223805.

If you would like more information about the production, please visit the CADS website at www.cadsroyston.org.uk

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