Welcome to CCADS

Welcome to CCADS Theatre.

In a year that has already comprised the successes of LET FACE THE MUSICALS, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, FARM BOY and CARRIE, there is still one theatrical gem to come ... David Wood’s Olivier award-winning stage adaptation of Michelle Magorian’s GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM runs at the Square Tower from 4th - 10th December, is suitable for all the family and is not to be missed! Book now for this heart-warming tale.

In the build-up to this production, we are delighted to be able to announce our line-up for next year, 2018, which incorporates a wonderfully eclectic, thrilling mix of area premieres and fresh new takes on established classics. Please note that, due to circumstances beyond our control, our two previously announced productions for 2018 have had to be temporarily postponed. We hope to bring you these pieces in the very near future but, in the meantime, we have a list of plays and musicals that are just as exciting to present to you ... :

We will now, in 2018, return to the atmospheric confines of The Square Tower with, in the Spring, a fresh, exciting, accessible rendering of Shakespeare’s sublime romantic comedy MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (26 Feb - 3 Mar) and, in the Winter, a week which will see the recent Pulitzer Prize winning relationship drama, RABBIT HOLE by David Lindsay-Abaire (filmed with Nicole Kidman) play until Friday whilst, at the weekend, the classic Terence Rattigan play, THE BROWNING VERSION, will be seen in a new production. Last year’s FARM BOY will receive a revival around Easter time in two exciting site – specific venues.
At Hayling’s Station Theatre, we present our fourth consecutive programme of ‘Songs from the Shows’ with THE SOUND OF MUSICALS which will play there on Saturday 27th January for two performances.

From 20 - 23 June we have booked the Petersfield Festival Hall, a new venue to us which is also the site of our first full – scale musical of 2018 ...

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe’s STARLIGHT EXPRESS!

We are fortunate to have been granted one of the very few adult non-pro licences to this worldwide smash hit which tells a ‘Cinderella’ tale of competing trains and will be brought to full, immersive, all – singing, dancing and skating(!) life in June in a production that will utilise the auditorium as well as the stage in order to bring the races right to you in this show that is suitable for all ages!

The second part of 2018’s Lloyd Webber ‘double’ will be our September production of his acclaimed 2000 musical collaboration with Ben Elton, THE BEAUTIFUL GAME, which sets a story of divided love and unified sportsmanship against the backdrop of the troubles in Ireland, all set to a haunting, dynamic score in a new production within the intimacy of The Station Theatre.

Looking ahead to 2019, we will be bringing the RSC’s stage adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s best – selling story of King Henry VIII told through the eyes of Thomas Cromwell, WOLF HALL,(also captured in the BAFTA award-winning TV adaptation) to the historically appropriate setting of the Square Tower in March ... and this will be followed by its sequel, BRING UP THE BODIES, in March the following year.

The rest of 2019 is already under review and will include a return to the work of Stephen Sondheim amongst other equally exciting pieces... !

We appreciate and value your support of CCADS Theatre and look forward to seeing you very soon at GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM! 

John-Paul McCrohon (Artistic Director – CCADS Theatre)

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