Past Productions

This page lists all plays performed by Cheadle Hulme Amateur Dramatic Society (Chads) since its formation in 1921.

Several seasons have their own webpage containing photographs and details of the performance (currently 1959–1973 and 2011–present).

NB: Youth productions and plays, shows etc from outside groups are not currently listed here.

Go to: 1920s | 1930s | 1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s

SeasonNoThe PlayAuthor
19211A Bunch of VioletsSydney Grundy
2Jedbury JuniorMadeleine Ryley
3Facing the MusicHenry Darnley
1921/224QuinneysA A Vachell
5Uncle NedDouglas Murray
1922/236Mr Pim Passes ByA A Milne
7The Silver BoxJohn Galsworthy
1923/248Tilly of BloomsburyIan Hay
9Nothing but the TruthJames H Montgomery
1924/2510The OpportunistGeraldine Edith Mitton
11BelindaA.A. Milne
1925/2612Lord Richard in the PantrySydney Blow and Douglas Hoare
13The JeffersonsVincent Douglass
1926/2714Eliza Comes to StayH V Esmond
15Daddy Long LegsJean Webster
16The Thirteenth ChairBayard Veiller
1927/2817Admirable CrichtonJ M Barrie
18I’ll Leave It to YouNoel Coward
19Old EngIishJohn Galsworthy
1928/2920The Unfair SexEric Hudson
21The Rising GenerationWyn Weaver and Laura Leycester
22The ShipSt John Ervine
1929/3023The Farmer’s WifeEden Philpotts
24The Romantic AgeA A Milne
25These Fathers!James Lansdale Hodson
SeasonNoThe PlayAuthor
1930/3126Passing Brompton RoadJevan Brandon-Thomas
27Triple BillVarious authors
28The Man at SixJack Celestin
1931/3229Rookery NookBen Travers
30Sport of KingsIan Hay
1932/3331Hawk IslandHoward Irving Young
32GrumpyMerton Hodge and Edward Percy
1933/3433Bird in HandJohn Drinkwater
34Mrs. Dane’s DefenceHarvey Granville-Barker
1934/3535If Four Walls ToldEdward Percy
36She Passed Through LorraineLionel Hale
1935/3637The Distaff SideJohn Van Druten
38The Shining HourKeith Winter
1936/3739Once A GentlemanArmitage Owen
40Distinguished GatheringJames Parish
1937/3841Full HouseIvor Novello
42The Unguarded HourBernard Merivale
1938/3943The Wind and the RainMerton Hodge
44The Strange Case of Blondie WhiteBernard Merivale and Jeffrey Dell
45Children to Bless YouDoris Thorpe
1939/40 (CHADS staged no plays during this season)
SeasonNoThe PlayAuthor
1940/4146Tony Draws a HorseLesley Storm
1941/4247People in LoveJ B Priestley
48When We Are MarriedJ B Priestley
1942/4349The Two Mrs CarrollsMartin Vale
50Yes and NoKenneth Horne
1943/4451Nine Till SixAimée McHardy Stuart
52Quiet WeddingEsther McCracken
1944/4553Murder at the MinistryFalkland L Cary
54Spring MeetingJohn Perry and M J Farrell
1945/4655Flare PathTerence Ratigan
56Living RoomGraham Greene
1946/4757Quiet WeddingEsther Mc Cracken
58This Happy BreedNoel Coward
59While the Sun ShinesTerence Rattigan
1947/4860Ladies in RetirementEdward Perry and Reginald Denham
61Mrs MoonlightBenn Levy
62Play for RonnieWarren Chetham-Strode
1948/4963MirandaPeter Blackmore
64Shop at Sly CornerEdward Percy
65The Importance of Being EarnestOscar Wilde
1949/5066The Guinea PigWarren Chetham-Strode
67The Light of HeartEmlyn Willams
68Life with FatherClarence Day
SeasonNoThe PlayAuthor
1950/5169I Remember MamaJohn Van Druten
70On Monday NextPhilip King
71Dark SummerWynyard Browne
1951/5272Night was our FriendMichael Pertwee
73BonaventureCharlotte Hastings
74The CircleW Somerset Maugham
1952/5375Travellers` JoyCharlotte Hastings
76Black ChiffonLesley Storm
77Here We Come GatheringPhilip King and Anthony Armstrong
1953/5478Ring Round the MoonJean Anouilh
79Jinny MorganHoward Spring
80Murder HappensArnold Ridley
1954/5581Spring at MarinoConstance Cox
82Madame Tic TacFalkland Cary & Philip Weathers
83Myself A StrangerCaro & Hugh Burden
1955/5684EscapadeRoger McDougall
85A Question of FactWynyard Browne
86Sabrina FairSamuel Taylor
1956/5787Witness for the ProsecutionAgatha Christie
88Affairs of StateLouis Verneuil
89Relative AffairsNoel Coward
1957/5890My Three AngelsSam and Bella Spewack
91The Third VisitorGerald Anstruther
92Cat Among the PigeonsDuncan Greenwood
1958/5993The Reluctant DebutanteWilliam Douglas Home
94Subway in the SkyIan Main
95Running RiotDerek Benfield
1959/6096Dinner with the FamilyJean Anouilh
97Dial M for MurderFrederick Knott
98The Giaconda SmileAldous Huxley
99Breath of SpringPeter Coke
SeasonNoThe PlayAuthor
1960/61100An Ideal HusbandOscar Wilde
101AnastasiaMarcelle Maurette, adapted by Guy Bolton
102The MatchmakerThornton Wilder
103Uncertain JoyCharlotte Hastings
1961/62104The Long and the Short and the TallWillis Hall
105Hotel ParadisoGeorges Feydeau and Maurice Desvalliers English adaptation by Peter Grenville
106Traveller Without LuggageJean Anouilh
107When We Are MarriedJ B Priestley
1962/63108The RainmakerNathan Richard Nash
109An Italian Straw HatEugène Labiche & Marc Michel
110Women of TwilightSylvia Rayman
111Aren’t We AllFrederick Lonsdale
1963/64112CelebrationKeith Waterhouse and Willis Hall
113Inherit the WindD H Lawrence
114Matilda Shouted FireJanet Green
115RolloMarcel Achard
1964/65116A Kind of FollyOwen Holder
117The Bastard CountryAnthony Coburn
118Semi-DetachedDavid Turner
119Summer and SmokeTennessee Williams
1965/66120Man with a Load of MischiefAshley Dukes
121Breaking PointWilliam Fairchild
122Portrait of MurderRobert Bloomfield
123Mary MaryJean Kerr
1966/67124Hobson’s ChoiceHarold Brighouse
125Look After LuluNoel Coward after Georges Feydeau
126The RehearsalJean Anouilh
127The House of Bernarda AlbaFederico Garcia Lorca
1967/68128Came the DawnJohn Aldridge
129Guilty PartyGeorge Campbell
130The CrucibleArthur Miller
131Gilt and GingerbreadLionel Hale
1968/69132Your Obedient ServantDiana Morgan
133PygmalionGeorge Bernard Shaw
134Boeing BoeingMarc Camoletti
translated by Beverley Cross
135The House by the LakeHugh Mills
1969/70136The Imaginary InvalidMoliere
137The Daughter in LawD H Lawrence
138Come into the Garden Maud &
Black Comedy
Noel Coward & Peter Shaefer
139Out of the CrocodileGiles Cooper
SeasonNoThe PlayAuthor
1970/71140Tom JonesJoan Macalpine
141Hay FeverNoel Coward
142Close the Coalhouse DoorAlan Plater
143Halfway up the TreePeter Ustinov
1971/72144The Aspern PapersStory by Henry James,
adapted by Michael Redgrave
145The AnniversaryBill Macilwraith
146The Lion in WinterJames Goldman
147Let’s Get A DivorceAngela & Robert Goldsby
1972/73148All My SonsArthur Miller
149Birds on the WingPeter Yeldham
150Hadrian VIIPeter Luke
151You Can’t Take it With YouMoss Hart and George Kaufman
1973/74152Relatively SpeakingAlan Ayckbourn
153A Bequest to the NationTerence Rattigan
154Who Killed Santa ClausTerence Feely
155A Flea in Her EarGeorges Feydeau
1974/75156Wait Until DarkFrederick Knott
157The Right Honourable GentlemanMichael Bradley-Dyne
158Present LaughterNoel Coward
159The MillionairessBernard Shaw
1975/76160Say Who You AreKeith Waterhouse
161Blood WeddingFederico Garcia Lorca
162The Wizard of OzL Frank Baum
163Night WatchLucille Fletcher
164The Provoked WifeJohn Vanburgh
1976/77165Time and Time AgainAlan Ayckbourn
166The MilitantsNorman Holland
167Listen to the WindOriginal book by Angela Ainley Jeans,
revised by Peter Morris from an adaptation by Humphrey Carpenter
Music and lyrics by Vivian Ellis
168Who’s Afraid of Virginia WolfEdward Albee
169The Government InspectorNikolai Gogol
1977/78170Everybody Loves OpalJohn Patrick
171Someone WaitingEmlyn Williams
172Toad of Toad HallA A Milne
173The Killing of Sister GeorgeFrank Marcus
174The Stirrings in SheffieldAlan Cullen
1978/79175Play it Again SamWoody Allen
176Journeys EndR C Sherriff
177Hans, the Witch and the GobbinAlan Cullen
178A Day in the Death of Joe EggPeter Nichols
179She Stoops to ConquerOliver Goldsmith
1979/80180SleuthAnthony Shaffer
181The Merchant of VeniceWilliam Shakespeare
182The Owl and the PussycatBill Manhoff
183The Murder of Maria MartenE J Burton
184The Gingerbread LadyNeil Simon
SeasonNoThe PlayAuthor
1980/81185The PriceArthur Miller
186The Sleeping PrinceTerence Rattigan
187OliverLionel Bart
188How The Other Half LovesAlan Ayckbourn
189A Man for All SeasonsRobert Bolt
190Abigail’s PartyMike Leigh
1981/82191Outside EdgeRichard Harris
192Whose Life is it AnywayBrian Clark
193Snow White and the Seven DwarfsBrothers Grimm
194The Caine Mutiny Court MartialHerman Wouk
195Ten Times TableAlan Ayckbourn
196In CelebrationDavid Storey
1982/83197EquusPeter Shaffer
198PartnersStanley Houghton
199GodspellConceived by Michael Tebelak
music and Lyrics by Stephan Schwartz
200Crown MatrimonialRoyce Ryton
201Bedroom FarceAlan Ayckbourn
202The DresserRonald Harwood
1983/84203Tarantara, TarantaraJan Taylor with songs by Gilbert & Sullivan
204One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestDale Wasserman
from a novel by Ken Kesey
205The Snow QueenSurio Magito and Rudolf Weil
206Table MannersAlan Ayckbourn
207Conduct UnbecomingBarry England
208Born in the GardensPeter Nichols
1984/85209Children of the WolfJohn Peacock
210When We Are MarriedJ B Priestley
211The Dracula SpectacularJohn G Gardner music by Andrew Parr
212See How They RunPhilip King
213The Old CountryAlan Bennett
214One For The RoadWilly Russell
1985/86215On Golden PondErnest Thompson
21684 Charing Cross RoadHelene Hanff
217The Wizard of OzL Frank Baum
218DeathtrapIra Levin
219The Rape of the BeltBenn W Levy
220The Accrington PalsPeter Whelan
1986/87221The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder MysteryDavid McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr
222The Country WifeWilliam Wycherley
223Kidnapped at ChristmasWillis Hall
224Passion PlayPeter Nichols
225The Importance of Being EarnestOscar Wilde
226TravestiesTom Stoppard
227The Real ThingTom Stoppard
1987/88228Rattle of A Simple ManCharles Dyer
229Love on the DoleRonald Gow
from the book by Walter Greenwood
230Toad of Toad HallA A Milne
231Death of a SalesmanArthur Miller
232The Day After the FairFrank Harvey
233Vivat, Vivat, ReginaRobert Bolt
1988/89234Living TogtherAlan Ayckbourn
235The CrucibleArthur Miller
236The Plotters of Cabbage Patch CornerDavid Wood
237Quartermaine’s TermsSimon Gray
238BetrayalHarold Pinter
239Blithe SpiritNoel Coward
1989/90240Last of the Red Hot LoversNeil Simon
341ShockBrian Clemens
242The Adventures of a Bear Called PaddingtonMichael Bond
243Brimstone and TreacleDennis Potter
244What the Butler SawJoe Orton
245The Winslow BoyTerence Rattigan
SeasonNoThe PlayAuthor
1990/91246LoversBrian Friel
247Getting OnAlan Bennett
248The Heartless PrincessFranklyn Black
249My Three AngelsSam and Bella Spewack
250Hedda GablerHenrik Ibsen
251The Constant WifeSomerset Maughan
1991/92252A Month of SundaysBob Larbey
253Happy FamiliesJohn Godber
254Season’s GreetingsAlan Ayckbourn
255My Mother Said I Never ShouldCharlotte Keatley
256The Prime of Miss Jean BrodieJay Presson Allen
257You Never Can TellGeorge Bernard Shaw
1992/93258PrinAndrew Davies
259The Odd Couple (Female Version)Neil Simon
260The Fifteen StreetsRob Bettinson
261Pack of LiesHugh Whitemore
262The Lion in WinterJames Goldman
263Local AffairsRichard Harris
1993/94264Bazaar and RummageSue Townsend
265Rutherford and SonGitha Sowerby
266Absurd Person SingularAlan Ayckbourn
267A View From the BridgeArthur Miller
268The Chalk GardenEnid Bagnold
269Twelfth NightWilliam Shakespeare
1994/95270Veronica’s RoomIra Levin
271Time and the ConwaysJ B Priestley
272Lettice and LovagePeter Shaffer
273Racing DemonDavid Hare
274The Deep Blue SeaTerence Rattigan
275Les Liaisons DangereusesChristopher Hampton
1995/96276CorpseGerald Moon
277Nasty NeighboursDebbie Isitt
278Wheel of FashionChads Various writers
279ShadowlandsWilliam Nicholson
280Dancing at LughnasaBrian Friel
281Someone Who’ll Watch Over MeFrank McGuinness
282A Chorus of DisapprovalAlan Ayckbourn
1996/97283Under the StarsRichard Crane
284Breaking the CodeHugh Whitemore
285Hans, the Witch and the GobbinAlan Cullen
286Death and the MaidenAriel Dorfman
287ZackHarold Brighouse
288Talking HeadsAlan Bennett
289The Cherry OrchardAnton Chekhov translated by Michael Frayn
1997/98290Educating RitaWilly Russell
291The Ride Down Mount MorganArthur Miller
292Little Shop of HorrorsHoward Ashman
293Salt of the EarthJohn Godber
294Fathers and SonsBrian Friel
295Time of My LifeAlan Ayckbourn
1998/99296Mr & Mrs NobodyKeith Waterhouse
297The Glass MenagerieTennessee Williams
298A Christmas CarolAdapted from Charles Dickens
by Neal Radice
299Blue Remembered HillsDennis Potter
300The Servant of Two MastersCarlo Goldoni
301Hay FeverNoel Coward
1999/00302Broadway BoundNeil Simon
303The Lion the Witch and the WardrobeC S Lewis adapted by Glynn Robbins
304Other People’s MoneyJerry Sterner
305Artist Descending a StaircaseTom Stoppard
306The TempestWilliam Shakespeare
307Second from Last in the Sack RaceMichael Birch
SeasonNoThe PlayAuthor
2000/01308Outside EdgeRichard Harris
309Robin Hood and the Raven’s RevengeJohn Chambers
310An Ideal HusbandOscar Wilde
311The Sunshine BoysNeil Simon
312Whodunnit?Anthony Shaffer
313When We Are MarriedJ B Priestley
2001/02314Dangerous ObsessionN J Crisp
315TranslationsBrian Friel
316The WitchesRoald Dahl adapted by David Wood
317Steel MagnoliasRobert Harling
318Out of OrderRay Cooney
319The Herbal BedPeter Whelan
2002/03320An Inspector CallsJ B Priestley
321The Secret GardenFrances Hodgson Burnett
adapted by Neil Duffield
322Mrs Warren’s ProfessionBernard Shaw
323Things We Do For LoveAlan Ayckbourn
324Amy’s ViewDavid Hare
325Sailor, Beware!Philip King & Falkland Cary
2003/04326RumorsNeil Simon
327Amongst BarbariansMichael Wall
328A Christmas CarolJohn Mortimer
from the book by Charles Dickens
329SkylightDavid Hare
330Three SistersAnton Chekhov translated by Michael Frayn
331Noises OffMichael Frayn
2004/05332One for the RoadWilly Russell
333Strangers on TrainCraig Warner
334The Railway ChildrenDave Simpson
335Breaking the SilenceStephen Poliakoff
336Therese RaquinLeslie Sands
337ProofDavid Auburn
2005/06338LootJoe Orton
339The Memory of WaterShelagh Stevenson
340Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryRichard George
341All My SonsArthur Miller
342Humble BoyCharlotte Jones
343Habeas CorpusAlan Bennett
2006/07344Sugar DaddiesAlan Ayckbourn
345Hobson’s ChoiceHarold Brighouse
346The Snow QueenRon Nicol
347KindertransportDiane Samuels
348MindgameAnthony Horowitz
349Present LaughterNoel Coward
2007/08350Barefoot in the ParkNeil Simon
351The PriceArthur Miller
352Merlin the MagnificentStuart Paterson
353Snake in the GrassAlan Ayckbourn
354ArcadiaTom Stoppard
355The Happiest Days of Your LifeJohn Dighton
2008/9356Crossing DelanceySusan Sandler
357The Accrington PalsPeter Whelan
358John Willy and the Bee PeopleAlan Cullen
359MiseryStephen King/ Simon Moore
360The Life of GalileoBertolt Brecht / David Hare
361Cant Pay? Won’t Pay!Dario Fo
2009/10362The Rise and Fall of Little VoiceJim Cartwright
363Wait Until DarkFrederick Knott
364Toad of Toad HallA.A. Milne
365The Beauty Queen of LeenaneMartin McDonagh
366QuartetRonald Harwood
367A Trip to ScarboroughRichard Brinsley Sheridan
SeasonNoThe PlayAuthor
2010/11368Relatively SpeakingAlan Ayckbourn
369Hindle WakesStanley Houghton
370Tom’s Midnight Gardenadapted by David Wood
371Cemetery ClubIvan Menchell
372Arms and the ManBernard Shaw
373Don’t Dress for DinnerMarc Camoletti
2011/12374Hotel SuiteNeil Simon
375The Lady in the VanAlan Bennett
376The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeC.S. Lewis adapted by Glyn Robbins
377How the Other Half LovesAlan Ayckbourn
378Disposing of the BodyHugh Whitemore
379PygmalionBernard Shaw
2012/13380Bedroom FarceAlan Ayckbourn
381The Careful GloverJim Baines
382The Secret GardenFrances Hodgson Burnett adapted by Neil Duffield
383Blood BrothersWilly Russell
384Taking SidesRonald Harwood
385Calendar GirlsTim Firth
2013/14386Last of the Red Hot LoversNeil Simon
387My Boy JackDavid Haig
388The Railway ChildrenE Nesbit, adapted by Mike Kenny
389Brassed OffPaul Allen
390Breaking the CodeHugh Whitemore
391TwoJim Cartwright
2014/15392Ladies’ DayAmanda Whittington
393Veronica’s RoomIra Levin
394Betrayal*Harold Pinter
395A Christmas CarolAdapted from Charles Dickens by Neal Radice
396No Sex Please, We’re BritishAnthony Marriott and Alistair Foot
397The Little Grimleys (The Last Tango & The Fat Lady Sings)*David Tristram
398A Letter of ResignationHugh Whitemore
399Broken GlassArthur Miller
2015/16400The Importance of Being EarnestOscar Wilde
401Woman In MindAlan Ayckbourn
402Duet for One*Tom Kempinski
403The Snow QueenHans Christian Anderson adapted by Ron Nicol
404I Ought to be in PicturesNeil Simon
405Waiting for Godot*Samuel Beckett
406Brief EncounterNoel Coward, adapted by Emma Rice
407The LadykillersGraham Linehan
2016/17408Private Fears in Public PlacesAlan Ayckbourn
409A Doll’s HouseHenrik Ibsen
410Kidnapped at ChristmasWillis Hall
411On Golden PondErnest Thompson
412A Pair of Pinter’s Shorts (A Slight Ache & Landscape)*Harold Pinter
413The RivalsRichard Brindsley Sheridan
414Visiting Mr GreenJeff Baron
2017/18415Dial M For MurderFrederick Knott
416When We Are MarriedJ.B. Priestley
417Bette & Joan*Anton Burge
418Season’s GreetingsAlan Ayckbourrn
419Run for Your WifeRay Cooney
420Old Times*Harold Pinter
421HandbaggedMoira Buffini
422April in Paris*John Godber
2018/19423Stones in His Pockets*Marie Jones
424GhostsHenrik Ibsen
425Death and the Maiden*Ariel Dorfman
426Blithe SpiritNoel Coward
427The Thrill of LoveAmanda Whittington
428Molly Sweeney*Brian Friel
429A View From the BridgeArthur Miller
430Communicating DoorsAlan Ayckbourn
2019/20431Table MannersAlan Ayckbourn
432The Secret RaptureDavid Hare
433Stevie*Hugh Whitemore
434Arsenic and Old LaceJoseph Kesselring
435IronRona Munro
436No Man’s Land*Harold Pinter
437RumoursNeil Simon

*Play was performed in Chads Studio

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