By Judy Parnall, Chairman, KADDS
Drama in Kingswood has an outstanding reputation and a faithful following. At its inception in 1980, it functioned under the banner of the KVCA. This proved so successful that after ten years, a separate drama committee was formed, known as KADDS (Kingswood Amateur Drama and Dance Society) to continue the wide variety of productions, which included classical and modern drama, comedies, thrillers, pantomimes, revues and Christmas shows.
100% of all profits are given to the KVCA for the upkeep of the hall, and this benefits Kingswood Village generally, by keeping the subscriptions of other hall users as low as possible. In order to continue the high standard and variety of productions at KADDS, we welcome interest from the local community, not only on stage and backstage, but through our audiences. Attending our events is a most enjoyable way of supporting your village. It is an extremely friendly group which welcomes adults and children alike, so do take a minute to look at our forthcoming events.
We also advertise on the Amateur Dramatics Worldwide site.
For more information please contact Judy Parnall
Forthcoming Events & Productions
Our family play The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, adapted by Gill Morrell, is now in full rehearsal with 10 delightful young performers and a similar number of adults getting into their characters.
Tickets will be on sale for the 3 evening performances plus the Saturday matinee from Monday 15th January.
Tickets available from the Village Store, Waterhouse Lane or at www.ticketsource.co.uk/KADDS
Advance information on our May 2018 Production –
The Weekend by Michael Palin to be directed by Colin Edgerton.
There will be a Read Through of the play on Friday 2nd February 2018 at 7.45pm at Kingswood Village Hall.
Everyone is welcome, whether you are planning to audition or not. Coffee and tea will be provided.
The Auditions themselves will be held on Friday 9th February at 7.45pm and Sunday 18 February at 2.30pm 2018.
The Weekend is a very funny, dark comedy, about English family life, centred round a world weary ‘Victor Meldrew’ figure. There are excellent parts for 4 male and 5 female characters including a precocious granddaughter, stage-age around 15. There is also a ‘carry-on’ part for a small dog so we will be looking for a suitable animal to ‘borrow’ for the performances which will run from 31st May to 2nd June 2018.