About CODS


    2016/17 Committee

    Chairman – Keir Kille

    Vice ChairmanEMPTY

    Treasurer – Gerry Bevan

    Secretary – Cathy Penney

    Assistant Secretary – Harriet Greenstock

    Publicity Manager – Karen Frank

    Ticket Secretary – Julia Buck

    Technical Manager – Sarah Bottomley

    General Member – Malcolm White

    General Member – Mike Barwick

    General Member – Neil Burge

    General Member – Nick Tobias


    CODS is one of the oldest amateur dramatic societies in Cheltenham, producing musical theatre productions and plays at the Everyman and Playhouse theatres in Cheltenham. There are typically three productions each year with a winter play and summer and autumn musicals. Over the years, CODS has staged many productions with some of the more recent being ‘Sister Act‘, ‘Guys and Dolls‘, ‘Noises Off‘, ‘Legally Blonde‘, ‘Calendar Girls‘, ‘Little Shop of Horrors‘, ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast‘, ‘Avenue Q’, ‘The Wind in the Willows’, ‘The Full Monty’ and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Whistle Down the Wind‘. Future productions include ‘Annie‘, ‘Blackadder Goes Forth‘, ‘Sweeney Todd‘ and ‘Spamalot‘.

    We also run the Cheltenham Community Choir in association with The Cheltenham Town Hall and this is currently rehearsing for a Concert at The Town Hall in June 2017.

    CODS is always looking for more members and would love to hear from you whether you are interested in treading the boards, singing in the Choir or  something behind the scenes. Find out about CODS’ next theatre productions, the Choir, how to buy tickets or how to join us as well as much more at www.codsonline.co.uk

    National Operatic & Dramatic Association

    CODS is affiliated to the National Operatic & Dramatic Association (NODA)which was formed in 1899 by amateur societies in the North West of England for the purpose of bringing together members of amateur operatic and dramatic groups for their mutual assistance and combined benefit.

    Each year the Association holds national and regional conferences, together with competitions for poster and programme design. It runs a Summer School, with courses ranging from make-up design to stage management, giving NODA members the opportunity to improve their craft. The Association also awards Long Service medals to those members who have given active and unpaid service over many years.

    Today, the Association has around 2,300 affiliated societies and over 2,500 individual members throughout the UK and Northern Ireland. It is the only organisation of its kind devoted exclusively to he amateur stage and is entirely self supporting.

    For more details visit www.noda.org.uk