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The latest updates from CADOS

May 2023: We are delighted that we have received a grant from the Waltham Forest 'Make It Happen' scheme to help us mark the 100 year anniversary of our building - Mornington Hall. Our bid needed to meet the brief for 'Storytelling' 

Culture and Destinations team are focussing on bringing local communities together through exploring the eclectic histories and traditions that characterise our borough. We are therefore seeking to support proposals from across art forms that help to create a more nuanced understanding of people and places in Waltham Forest and, in particular, highlight lesser-known stories that continue to shape the changing landscape of our Borough

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Make It Happen

February 2022: It was wonderful to see our sold out shows being enjoyed by audiences of all ages and even responding with a standing ovation on the Saturday night show.


We welcomed our NODA rep. Paul Daynes to our Thursday night show and we're delighted by his report: Your audience thoroughly enjoyed watching and had a good night’s entertainment. Cinderella allowed many of the CADOS team to work together and that is the real strength of CADOS. For one society to have performed a musical, a play and now a pantomime all within seven months show great versatility and variety. I can see why CADOS has so many active members and is thriving following the pandemic. Keep up the excellent work. Read more ...

Congratulations to all the cast and crew on this joyful show.

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Cinderella NODA report

New Year Social to 'Nutcracker!'

January 2022: CADOS members celebrated the New Year with a wonderful theatre trip.


The destination was to the Sadler's Wells Theatre to see Matthew Bourne's creative and inspiring interpretation of Tchiakovsky's 'The Nutcracker', combining classical ballet and contemporary dance styles.

Thanks to our membership secretary, Lesley, for organising the tickets!


Celebrating our 75th

November 2021: We were delighted to celebrate our 75th anniversary in November.


This had been postponed for a year due to Covid restrictions. So it was all the more special to welcome members past and present to share memories and have a boogie.

Here's to many more years of shows and friendship!

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October 2021: We received some amazing feedback from audiences after 'The Diary of Anne Frank'. It was lovely to find out that NODA Rep Paul Daynes was also impressed.

He emphasised that this was "a very well crafted production that achieved real quality and retold an important story with sensitivity and respect". Read more...


Congratulations to all the cast and crew on this outstanding show.

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The Diary of Anne Frank NODA report

July 2021: Thank you to NODA for supporting and recognising the efforts of CADOS (and other societies) to keep activities going during the Covid period. Receiving this certificate really gave us a boost!

We're proud to have continued rehearsals throughout 2020-21 - on Zoom or in person where possible. Our 'Made in Dagenham' production was one of the first amateur shows to go ahead in our part of London after the Covid break.

Certificate from NODA acknowledging CADOS' work during the pandemic

Standing strong through the pandemic

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