The County Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society
CAODS main purpose is to provide an opportunity for all members to participate in an annual, full scale musical production… a vehicle by which they can exercise their hobby.
The cast is comprised of enthusiastic amateurs, and the society employs any creative and technical professionals necessary to assist in the production of a particular show. We may be an amateur group, but always ensure that professional production standards are met.
We are very fortunate to perform each year at the beautiful New Theatre Royal, Lincoln, and are always admirably supported by Artistic Director Natalie Hayes-Cowley and her skilled and hard working team.
The society likes to support local charities and performs additional concert programmes throughout the year (such as at the Lincoln Christmas Market and one-off variety shows) where donations are collected.
CAODS Lincoln continues to be immensely grateful to the support provided by our ticket buying audiences and looks forward to providing quality, live musical theatre productions for many years to come.
The CAODS committee is made up of local volunteers elected at the AGM who are driven to ensure high quality theatrical works continue to be brought to the people of Lincoln.
The Officers include Eira Hammond, – Chair, Kate Fenn – Secretary and Pete Hawbrook – Treasurer.
Alongside the Officers the committee each have their own responsibilities, including but not limited to looking after the current members and actively seeking new members to join the society, ensuring the publicity and website are kept up to date, ensuring the safety and care of our cast, in particular the children, and maintaining our relationship with NODA.
All the team work together to ensure CAODS’ musical theatre productions are successful. The current committee members are: Ben Atkinson-Foster, Kiera Atkinson-Foster, Emma Bowler, Nick Elliott, Linda Hawbrook (Co-Opted), Maggie Page and Dawn Wilson.
At each CAODS’ AGM there is an opportunity for new members to apply. It is good practice to have new committee members, as they can bring a different perspective and new experience to the Society.
Eira Hammond, Chair of CAODS says, “I would encourage anyone with a passion for the theatre and the arts to seriously consider applying to join the CAODS’ committee at the next AGM. You could be involved in making a real difference to our local community, ensuring individuals have the opportunity to study and perform incredible dramatic works and encouraging the public to support.”
For more information on becoming a member of the CAODS’ Management Committee contact info@CAODS.co.uk .