• A4 poster goodnight mister tom

    Dec 2017

    Portfolio 04/12/17 - 10/12/17 2 comments

    Now a modern family classic, Michelle Magorian’s wonderfully uplifting tale is brought gloriously to life in this magical, Olivier award-winning stage adaptation by David Wood.

    Set during the dangerous build up to the Second World War, Goodnight Mister Tom follows young William Beech, who is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and forges a remarkable and heart-warming friendship with the elderly recluse, Tom Oakley. All is perfect until William is suddenly summoned by his mother back to London …

    Winner of the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and commended for the Carnegie Medal, Goodnight Mister Tom is now a world-wide literary favourite and BAFTA award-winning TV film (starring John Thaw), and continues to inspire audiences and bring generations together.

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    CARRIE The Musical
    Sep 2017

    Portfolio 05/09/17 - 09/09/17 2 comments

    A musical based on the novel by Stephen King

    Music by Michael Gore, Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, Book by Lawrence D. Cohen

    Carrie is back like you’ve never seen her before … !

    Stephen King’s infamous thriller, immortalised in the classic 1970s Brian De Palma film, is given the musical treatment in a stage adaptation that has thrilled audiences on and off Broadway and here plays one of its first UK runs since this revised edition premiered in the UK at the Southwark Playhouse in 2015.

    A taunted and terrified seventeen-year-old misfit, Carrie White has a burning secret… a secret that will eventually ignite her revenge. Make your date for the Senior Prom to see who will be crowned Queen, and who will have blood on their hands. After one night with Carrie you will always remember her name.

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  • Farmboy noturnover

    Apr 2017

    Portfolio 22/04/17 - 23/04/17 2 comments

    Written by Michael Morpurgo

    Adapted for the stage by Daniel Buckroyd

    This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Berlin Associates Ltd

    Michael Morpurgo’s Farm Boy is the magical sequel to his beloved tale – and worldwide stage and screen phenomenon - War Horse.

    Fifty years after Albert and Joey fought their way home from the battlefields of WWI, Albert’s son tells his own grandson more about the brave horse and the daring risks his family took …

    This heart-warming piece is suitable for all the family and can be seen at The Station Theatre in Hayling Island and Portsmouth’s Square Tower in a compelling new production for CCADS Theatre.

    Featuring Peter Colley and Sean Ridley

    The Station Theatre, Hayling - Saturday 22nd April 2017 at 2.30 pm & 7.30 pm

    Box Office: 02392 466363 Tickets: £12 & £10 Concessions (Children/Students)

    The box office is open Monday – Saturday, 1000 – 1200 daily or you can leave a message requesting a call back or book online using this link:


    The Square Tower, Portsmouth - Sunday 23rd April 2017 at 3.00 pm & 6.00 pm

    Tickets: £12 & £10 Concessions (Children/Students)


    Apologies for not providing a payment facility via this website.

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  • L5y noturnover

    Apr 2017

    Portfolio 18/04/17 - 21/04/17 2 comments

    Written and composed by Jason Robert Brown

    Originally produced for the New York Stage by Arielle Tepper and Marty Bell and by Northlight Theater Chicago, Illinois

    This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)

    All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.mtishows.co.uk

    Jason Robert Brown’s Drama Desk winner The Last Five Years is a modern classic of the musical theatre stage and was named one of Time Magazine’s 10 best shows of 2001. A film adaptation was released in 2014 starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan.

    An emotionally powerful, witty and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The story is told from both perspectives and going forwards and backwards, all set to one of the finest scores in modern musical theatre.

    This new production from multi award-winning CCADS Theatre uses the intimacy of The Station Theatre to draw you into this unforgettable story of love and loss.

    Featuring Lauren Kempton and Perry Ralls


    Tuesday 18th – Friday 21st April 2017 at 7.30 pm nightly

    Box Office: 02392 466363 Tickets: £12 & £10 Concessions / Students

    The box office is open Monday – Saturday, 1000 – 1200 daily or you can leave a message requesting a call back or book online using this link:


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    Mar 2017

    Portfolio 16/03/17 - 18/03/17 2 comments

    Book by Jeffrey Lane, Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek

    Based on the film “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning

    This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York

    Two con men, a beautiful woman and the elite of the French Riviera collide in this sexy and irreverent farce.

    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the hugely popular MGM film starring Michael Caine & Steve Martin, takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated, suave and with a good dash of mischief, this hysterically funny comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for a staggering 11 Tony Awards on Broadway before its smash-hit West End run that starred Robert Lindsay & Rufus Hound.

    Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson swindles women with fabricated stories about his grandmother’s failing health. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn’t big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress Christine Colgate, wins and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end ...

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    Jan 2017

    Portfolio 28/01/17 - 28/01/17 2 comments

    Back by popular demand, multi award-winning CCADS Theatre return to The Station Theatre with their third programme of musical gems from the stage and screen, following the sell-out success of Love at the Musicals and Thank You for the Musicals.

    Featuring some of the South’s finest talents, Let’s Face the Musicals features song and dance classics from musicals old and new – from The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Matilda and School of Rock … and from Showboat and Oklahoma! to West Side Story and Chicago – to name but a few!

    Don’t miss it … Book early to avoid disappointment!

    Note: The Station Theatre’s box office 02392 466363 is open Monday - Saturday 1000-1200 only. Please telephone at this time to book tickets or any time to request a call back. All tickets £12

    Or alternatively, please register and log in to book your tickets direct at: http://www.stationtheatre.co.uk/whatson.php#letsfacethemusicals

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  • Ltroi v2

    Dec 2016

    Portfolio 06/12/16 - 10/12/16 2 comments

    Based on the novel and film by John Ajvide Lindqvist, Adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne

    From the writer of current record-breaking West End hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child comes this dark and visceral coming-of-age vampire love story, adapted from the best-selling novel and award-winning film.

    Oskar is a bullied lonely teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town, when a spate of sinister killings rock the neighbourhood. Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn’t go to school and never leaves the flat by day. Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two become devoted friends. What Oskar doesn’t know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very long time ...

    This remarkably haunting and compelling piece was a hugely acclaimed recent success at The Royal Court, in the West End and on Broadway - and now CCADS Theatre gives the play its very first local airing in a brand new production that makes full use of the uniquely atmospheric surroundings of The Square Tower to immerse you in a truly gripping theatrical experience as the Winter nights draw in ... Not to be missed.

    ‘The gasp, so rarely heard in the theatre, rings out often here. First-rate… situated on the slipway between dream and daily life… a mesmerising evening.’—TheObserver

    By arrangement with Marla Rubin Productions Ltd.

    PLEASE NOTE: Ticket purchase is via PayPal. The PayPal receipt is your ticket however CCADS Front of House will have a note of your purchase.

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  • A5 poster betty blue eyes

    Sep 2016

    Portfolio 06/09/16 - 11/09/16 2 comments

    It’s fair shares for all in 1947’s Austerity Britain. But in the little town of Shepardsford, local officials feather their own nests by taking far more than their own fair share, whilst humble chiropodist Gilbert Chilvers is still struggling to bring home the bacon. With rationing and unemployment taking its toll, the only light on the horizon is the impending marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

    Members of the Town Council are fattening up a highly illegal pig called Betty for a lavish banquet in honour of the royal couple – this very private function is going to be the social event of the season and Gilbert’s wife Joyce is determined that they should be invited. But when the longed-for invitation fails to materialise, the two of them resolve to do whatever it takes to get their fair share of the banquet’s illegal pork roast!

    This utterly British musical is full of eccentric characters, such as the odd couple, Gilbert, an evangelistic chiropodist, and Joyce, a nobody determined to be somebody; Inspector Wormold – an obsessive destroyer of illegal meat; Mother Dear – “She’s seventy four and ravenous”; and, of course, Betty the pig! Add to that a vibrant ensemble plus a deliciously infectious, toe-tapping score by Stiles and Drewe (Mary Poppins, Honk!) and the result is musical comedy gold.

    Based on Alan Bennett’s beloved film, ‘A Private Function’, this uplifting musical premiered in London’s West End in a 2011 Cameron Mackintosh production - and CCADS are delighted to be among the very first to produce the show since then. Don’t miss it!!

    “I promise I’m telling no porky pies when I say that this delightful new musical ... left me grunting and snorting with pleasure, and just occasionally snuffling with sentimental tears” (The Daily Telegraph).

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  • Into the woods color jpeg

    Jun 2016

    Portfolio 16/06/16 - 18/06/16 2 comments

    In Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s celebrated musical, characters from several well-known fairy tales collide. And for Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack, and Red Riding Hood, together with a childless baker and his wife, ‘Happy Ever After’ turns out to be far from the end of the story..!

    Packed full of memorable songs by Sondheim, the master of modern Musical Theatre, Into the Woods is, by turns, dazzlingly funny and
    deeply moving as it explores themes of wish fulfilment, growing up and the relationship of parents and children in a highly entertaining package that will appeal to audiences of all ages.

    Multi award-winning CCADS Theatre returns to Ferneham Hall for the first time since 2013’s highly acclaimed Whistle Down the Wind with the first local production of this magical musical since Disney’s recent film adaptation starring Meryl Streep, James Corden and Johnny Depp broke box office records and brought the tale to a whole new audience.

    Don’t miss the chance to see the original stage version in a vivid, thrilling production that places you in the heart of the woods themselves as the story unfolds…!

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  • Cats a4 poster

    Mar 2016

    Portfolio 24/03/16 - 26/03/16 2 comments

    CCADS follow their recent thrilling and acclaimed re-inventions of Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds and The Who’s Tommy at The Kings Theatre with this brand new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ground-breaking and beloved smash hit, Cats.

    Drawn from TS Eliot’s ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’, Cats is one of the most successful musicals of all time, enjoying record-breaking runs all around the world, including a recent sell-out return to London’s West End … and now CCADS are bring the Jellicle Ball to Portsmouth!

    It is time to share this feast of song and spectacular dance with audiences of all ages as adults and children alike will thrill to the tales of cats that include the wise Old Deuteronomy, the magical Mr. Mistoffelees, the dastardly Macavity and the fading glamour cat Grizabella … to name but a few!

    This new production will deliver all the spectacle and magic that audiences have come to expect from this timeless piece whilst springing many new surprises along the way in a fresh rendering of the musical that contains some of Lloyd Webber’s most spine-tingling compositions … including, of course, the smash hit ‘Memory’.

    This is a theatrical experience to be relished … and certainly not to be missed. Book early to avoid disappointment!

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    Jan 2016

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    SATURDAY 16th JANUARY 2016

    Following the critically acclaimed runs of Radio Times, Company and Road Show and the sell-out success of last year’s Love at the Musicals, multi award-winning CCADS Theatre Company celebrate their 25th anniversary with this return to the Station Theatre.

    Don’t miss some of the area’s finest talents in a salute to beloved musicals old and new – from ‘Don’t Rain on my Parade’ to ‘Memory’ – and from ‘The Impossible Dream’ to ‘Thank you for the Music’... to name but a few!

    This promises to be a wonderfully melodic evening of songs to appeal to all ages.

    Follow us on twitter @CCADS THEATRE

    And Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CCADSPortsmouth

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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
    Dec 2015

    Portfolio 30/11/15 - 05/12/15 2 comments

    To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of the ground-breaking, Oscar winning 1975 film version that starred Jack Nicholson in one of his most iconic roles, multi award-winning theatre company CCADS bring Dale Wasserman’s acclaimed stage adaptation of Ken Kesey’s seminal 1962 novel to the atmospheric confines of The Square Tower for seven performances only.

    This brand new production places the audience at the very heart of the powerful tale of the icy Nurse Ratched and the brash rebel Randle P. McMurphy who enters the mental institution over which she presides. His impact on the inmates that he revitalises will prove to be profound and leads to a series of events that not only re-define this community but call into question the very notion of sanity… .

    Don’t miss this chance to see what is certain to be a gripping theatrical experience and a rare opportunity to see one of the most beloved of all fictional works on stage in an intense, visceral new rendering.

    All tickets: £12 Available via this website and purchased through Paypal.

    Please print your e-ticket as confirmation of purchase. Thank you.

    For more information please contact CCADS Secretary, Maria Pegden on 07834 367659 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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