Welcome to CCADS

Welcome to CCADS Theatre.                                 

After a great 2019 and a highly successful start to 2020 with our sixth annual ‘Songs from the Shows’ concert, CRAZY FOR MUSICALS, immediately followed by a highly acclaimed, sell-out run of the Kander, Ebb and Fosse musical CHICAGO as well as recognition at The News Guide Awards with awards for ‘Best Drama’ (The King’s Speech), ‘Best Actress’ (Lauren Kempton, My Fair Lady) and Runner-Up ‘Best Actor’ (Jonathan Fost, The King’s Speech), we are now looking ahead to the rest of a typically action-packed year for the company … :

We are back at The Square Tower in Old Portsmouth with a wonderful Double bill of one act plays from two of this country's most celebrated playwrights, a captivating evening of contrasting comedy and drama ... Terence Rattigan's THE BROWNING VERSION and Alan Bennett's HER BIG CHANCE will play from Wednesday 4th to Sunday 8th March, every evening apart from Sunday at 7.30pm and with 2.30pm matinees on Saturday and Sunday.

There are a couple of changes to our previously published schedule this year …  

Our planned production of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER has been postponed (watch this space!) and will be replaced by the very different but equally exciting A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, the exquisite romantic musical comedy that features the classic ‘Send in the Clowns’ as part of its ravishing score and will be our contribution to the celebrations of Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday in a stunning new production playing from 16th – 20th June at Hayling’s Station Theatre. 

DUE TO THE CURRENT LOCKDOWN OF THEATRES OUR PRODUCTION OF 'A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC' IS ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

BEST WISHES AND KEEP WELL EVERYONE

We are back at The Square Tower with one of the early hits of another great British playwright, Alan Ayckbourn, when we present his CONFUSIONS, a set of five short interlinked one-act plays loaded with the humour and pathos that is the author’s trademark. CONFUSIONS plays from 7th – 10th September at The Tower before playing two performances at The Studio@TPS in Petersfield on Saturday 12th September.

Also in Petersfield, at The Festival Hall where we were last seen with our sell-out production of STARLIGHT EXPRESS in 2018, we are delighted to perform another Lloyd Webber family classic, his very first collaboration with Tim Rice, the evergreen JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, which can be seen in a spectacular new production from Thursday 12th – Sunday 15th November.

The year ends with CHRISTMAS AT THE MUSICALS, an intimate Christmas concert to get you in the festive mood that will play two performances at The Square Tower on Sunday 13th December. 

With an exciting 2021- our 30th anniversary year! -  already ‘under construction’ and looking set to be filled with area premieres of everything from intimate drama to blockbusting musicals, CCADS Theatre continues to be a leading force within the local theatrical scene.

We very much hope that you will continue to follow us in our quest to bring a host of exciting productions to the South as part of the thriving local theatre community that we are so proud to be part of.

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Thank you so much for your continued support – see you at the theatre!

John-Paul McCrohon (Artistic Director – CCADS Theatre)

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