It is with a heavy heart that the Committee have decided to postpone both ‘Sweet Charity’ and ‘Kipps – The New Half a Sixpence Musical’. It was not an easy decision or one that was taken lightly. Many factors were taken into consideration and discussed at length at our virtual committee meeting. Whilst we do not know when the lockdown will end, we know that social distancing will be in place for quite some time, perhaps with those classed as vulnerable through health or age still in lockdown. We are also not sure when the Civic Theatre will be allowed open and if our audiences will be attend performances in a safe way. We certainly do not want to put our cast, crew, and audience at risk.

So, what is our plan now?

The Committee have therefore decided to postpone ‘Sweet Charity’ to September 2021 which will then be followed by ‘Kipps – The New Half a Sixpence Musical’ in March 2022. Unfortunately we have had to cancel our production of ‘Calamity Jane’ that was originally planned for September 2021.

We are hopeful that auditions and rehearsals for ‘Sweet Charity’ can begin in mid-2021. We also hope to continue with our centenary celebrations when possible.

caods are sure we can count on your loyalty and support through these difficult times.

Best Wishes

CAODS Committee