Clifton Amateur Dramatic Society

Clifton Amateur Dramatic Society

We are a friendly and fun amateur dramatic society based loosely in the Clifton area of Bristol. New members are always welcome; just sign up with our Membership Form! We do regular showssocials and workshops. Keep up with CADS events by subscribing to our events calendar.

Latest News

  • Read-through and Auditions for Entertaining Mr Sloane

    In the 50th anniversary year of the death of landmark British playwright, Joe Orton, CADS presents Entertaining Mr Sloane. An open read-through will be held on Sunday 25th June, with auditions on Tuesday 27th and Thursday 29th June, all at the Nova Scotia pub in Hotwells.

    A dark comedy with all the complex sexual politics you’d expect from a 60’s play, Entertaining Mr Sloane is a witty and complex play with parts you can really sink your teeth into.

    ‘Mr Sloane is a young man looking for a place to board, who happens by the home of Kath, a middle-aged landlady whose home is on the outskirts of a rubbish dump. Kath is eager to have Mr Sloane as a tenant at her home, which she shares with her nearly blind father, Kemp. In getting to know Mr Sloane, Kath is open with Mr Sloane about a previous relationship she had, which led to her bearing a child, whom her brother insisted on her giving up for adoption as it was conceived out of wedlock. Mr Sloane reveals he is himself an orphan, though vague about his parents’ death, except that they “passed away together”….’

    The show will be performed at the Alma Tavern Theatre in September 2017.