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

Season No The Play Author
1921 1 A Bunch of Violets Sydney Grundy
2 Jedbury Junior Madeleine Ryley
3 Facing the Music Henry Darnley
1921/22 4 Quinneys A A Vachell
5 Uncle Ned Douglas Murray
1922/23 6 Mr Pim Passes By A A Milne
7 The Silver Box John Galsworthy
1923/24 8 Tilly of Bloomsbury Ian Hay
9 Nothing but the Truth James H Montgomery
1924/25 10 The Opportunist Geraldine Edith Mitton
11 Belinda A.A. Milne
1925/26 12 Lord Richard in the Pantry Sydney Blow and Douglas Hoare
13 The Jeffersons Vincent Douglass
1926/27 14 Eliza Comes to Stay H V Esmond
15 Daddy Long Legs Jean Webster
16 The Thirteenth Chair Bayard Veiller
1927/28 17 Admirable Crichton J M Barrie
18 I’ll Leave It to You Noel Coward
19 Old EngIish John Galsworthy
1928/29 20 The Unfair Sex Eric Hudson
21 The Rising Generation Wyn Weaver and Laura Leycester
22 The Ship St John Ervine
1929/30 23 The Farmer’s Wife Eden Philpotts
24 The Romantic Age A A Milne
25 These Fathers! James Lansdale Hodson
Season No The Play Author
1930/31 26 Passing Brompton Road Jevan Brandon-Thomas
27 Triple Bill Various authors
28 The Man at Six Jack Celestin
1931/32 29 Rookery Nook Ben Travers
30 Sport of Kings Ian Hay
1932/33 31 Hawk Island Howard Irving Young
32 Grumpy Merton Hodge and Edward Percy
1933/34 33 Bird in Hand John Drinkwater
34 Mrs. Dane’s Defence Harvey Granville-Barker
1934/35 35 If Four Walls Told Edward Percy
36 She Passed Through Lorraine Lionel Hale
1935/36 37 The Distaff Side John Van Druten
38 The Shining Hour Keith Winter
1936/37 39 Once A Gentleman Armitage Owen
40 Distinguished Gathering James Parish
1937/38 41 Full House Ivor Novello
42 The Unguarded Hour Bernard Merivale
1938/39 43 The Wind and the Rain Merton Hodge
44 The Strange Case of Blondie White Bernard Merivale and Jeffrey Dell
45 Children to Bless You Doris Thorpe
1939/40   (CHADS staged no plays during this season)
Season No The Play Author
1940/41 46 Tony Draws a Horse Lesley Storm
1941/42 47 People in Love J B Priestley
48 When We Are Married J B Priestley
1942/43 49 The Two Mrs Carrolls Martin Vale
50 Yes and No Kenneth Horne
1943/44 51 Nine Till Six Aimée McHardy Stuart
52 Quiet Wedding Esther McCracken
1944/45 53 Murder at the Ministry Falkland L Cary
54 Spring Meeting John Perry and M J Farrell
1945/46 55 Flare Path Terence Ratigan
56 Living Room Graham Greene
1946/47 57 Quiet Wedding Esther Mc Cracken
58 This Happy Breed Noel Coward
59 While the Sun Shines Terence Rattigan
1947/48 60 Ladies in Retirement Edward Perry and Reginald Denham
61 Mrs Moonlight Benn Levy
62 Play for Ronnie Warren Chetham-Strode
1948/49 63 Miranda Peter Blackmore
64 Shop at Sly Corner Edward Percy
65 The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde
1949/50 66 The Guinea Pig Warren Chetham-Strode
67 The Light of Heart Emlyn Willams
68 Life with Father Clarence Day
Season No The Play Author
1950/51 69 I Remember Mama John Van Druten
70 On Monday Next Philip King
71 Dark Summer Wynyard Browne
1951/52 72 Night was our Friend Michael Pertwee
73 Bonaventure Charlotte Hastings
74 The Circle W Somerset Maugham
1952/53 75 Travellers` Joy Charlotte Hastings
76 Black Chiffon Lesley Storm
77 Here We Come Gathering Philip King and Anthony Armstrong
1953/54 78 Ring Round the Moon Jean Anouilh
79 Jinny Morgan Howard Spring
80 Murder Happens Arnold Ridley
1954/55 81 Spring at Marino Constance Cox
82 Madame Tic Tac Falkland Cary & Philip Weathers
83 Myself A Stranger Caro & Hugh Burden
1955/56 84 Escapade Roger McDougall
85 A Question of Fact Wynyard Browne
86 Sabrina Fair Samuel Taylor
1956/57 87 Witness for the Prosecution Agatha Christie
88 Affairs of State Louis Verneuil
89 Relative Affairs Noel Coward
1957/58 90 My Three Angels Sam and Bella Spewack
91 The Third Visitor Gerald Anstruther
92 Cat Among the Pigeons Duncan Greenwood
1958/59 93 The Reluctant Debutante William Douglas Home
94 Subway in the Sky Ian Main
95 Running Riot Derek Benfield
1959/60 96 Dinner with the Family Jean Anouilh
97 Dial M for Murder Frederick Knott
98 The Giaconda Smile Aldous Huxley
99 Breath of Spring Peter Coke
Season No The Play Author
1960/61 100 An Ideal Husband Oscar Wilde
101 Anastasia Marcelle Maurette, adapted by Guy Bolton
102 The Matchmaker Thornton Wilder
103 Uncertain Joy Charlotte Hastings
1961/62 104 The Long and the Short and the Tall Willis Hall
105 Hotel Paradiso Georges Feydeau and Maurice Desvalliers English adaptation by Peter Grenville
106 Traveller Without Luggage Jean Anouilh
107 When We Are Married J B Priestley
1962/63 108 The Rainmaker Nathan Richard Nash
109 An Italian Straw Hat Eugène Labiche & Marc Michel
110 Women of Twilight Sylvia Rayman
111 Aren’t We All Frederick Lonsdale
1963/64 112 Celebration Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall
113 Inherit the Wind D H Lawrence
114 Matilda Shouted Fire Janet Green
115 Rollo Marcel Achard
1964/65 116 A Kind of Folly Owen Holder
117 The Bastard Country Anthony Coburn
118 Semi-Detached David Turner
119 Summer and Smoke Tennessee Williams
1965/66 120 Man with a Load of Mischief Ashley Dukes
121 Breaking Point William Fairchild
122 Portrait of Murder Robert Bloomfield
123 Mary Mary Jean Kerr
1966/67 124 Hobson’s Choice Harold Brighouse
125 Look After Lulu Noel Coward after Georges Feydeau
126 The Rehearsal Jean Anouilh
127 The House of Bernarda Alba Federico Garcia Lorca
1967/68 128 Came the Dawn John Aldridge
129 Guilty Party George Campbell
130 The Crucible Arthur Miller
131 Gilt and Gingerbread Lionel Hale
1968/69 132 Your Obedient Servant Diana Morgan
133 Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw
134 Boeing Boeing Marc Camoletti
translated by Beverley Cross
135 The House by the Lake Hugh Mills
1969/70 136 The Imaginary Invalid Moliere
137 The Daughter in Law D H Lawrence
138 Come into the Garden Maud &
Black Comedy
Noel Coward & Peter Shaefer
139 Out of the Crocodile Giles Cooper
Season No The Play Author
1970/71 140 Tom Jones Joan Macalpine
141 Hay Fever Noel Coward
142 Close the Coalhouse Door Alan Plater
143 Halfway up the Tree Peter Ustinov
1971/72 144 The Aspern Papers Story by Henry James,
adapted by Michael Redgrave
145 The Anniversary Bill Macilwraith
146 The Lion in Winter James Goldman
147 Let’s Get A Divorce Angela & Robert Goldsby
1972/73 148 All My Sons Arthur Miller
149 Birds on the Wing Peter Yeldham
150 Hadrian VII Peter Luke
151 You Can’t Take it With You Moss Hart and George Kaufman
1973/74 152 Relatively Speaking Alan Ayckbourn
153 A Bequest to the Nation Terence Rattigan
154 Who Killed Santa Claus Terence Feely
155 A Flea in Her Ear Georges Feydeau
1974/75 156 Wait Until Dark Frederick Knott
157 The Right Honourable Gentleman Michael Bradley-Dyne
158 Present Laughter Noel Coward
159 The Millionairess Bernard Shaw
1975/76 160 Say Who You Are Keith Waterhouse
161 Blood Wedding Federico Garcia Lorca
162 The Wizard of Oz L Frank Baum
163 Night Watch Lucille Fletcher
164 The Provoked Wife John Vanburgh
1976/77 165 Time and Time Again Alan Ayckbourn
166 The Militants Norman Holland
167 Listen to the Wind Original book by Angela Ainley Jeans,
revised by Peter Morris from an adaptation by Humphrey Carpenter
Music and lyrics by Vivian Ellis
168 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf Edward Albee
169 The Government Inspector Nikolai Gogol
1977/78 170 Everybody Loves Opal John Patrick
171 Someone Waiting Emlyn Williams
172 Toad of Toad Hall A A Milne
173 The Killing of Sister George Frank Marcus
174 The Stirrings in Sheffield Alan Cullen
1978/79 175 Play it Again Sam Woody Allen
176 Journeys End R C Sherriff
177 Hans, the Witch and the Gobbin Alan Cullen
178 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Peter Nichols
179 She Stoops to Conquer Oliver Goldsmith
1979/80 180 Sleuth Anthony Shaffer
181 The Merchant of Venice William Shakespeare
182 The Owl and the Pussycat Bill Manhoff
183 The Murder of Maria Marten E J Burton
184 The Gingerbread Lady Neil Simon
Season No The Play Author
1980/81 185 The Price Arthur Miller
186 The Sleeping Prince Terence Rattigan
187 Oliver Lionel Bart
188 How The Other Half Loves Alan Ayckbourn
189 A Man for All Seasons Robert Bolt
190 Abigail’s Party Mike Leigh
1981/82 191 Outside Edge Richard Harris
192 Whose Life is it Anyway Brian Clark
193 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Brothers Grimm
194 The Caine Mutiny Court Martial Herman Wouk
195 Ten Times Table Alan Ayckbourn
196 In Celebration David Storey
1982/83 197 Equus Peter Shaffer
198 Partners Stanley Houghton
199 Godspell Conceived by Michael Tebelak
music and Lyrics by Stephan Schwartz
200 Crown Matrimonial Royce Ryton
201 Bedroom Farce Alan Ayckbourn
202 The Dresser Ronald Harwood
1983/84 203 Tarantara, Tarantara Jan Taylor with songs by Gilbert & Sullivan
204 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Dale Wasserman
from a novel by Ken Kesey
205 The Snow Queen Surio Magito and Rudolf Weil
206 Table Manners Alan Ayckbourn
207 Conduct Unbecoming Barry England
208 Born in the Gardens Peter Nichols
1984/85 209 Children of the Wolf John Peacock
210 When We Are Married J B Priestley
211 The Dracula Spectacular John G Gardner music by Andrew Parr
212 See How They Run Philip King
213 The Old Country Alan Bennett
214 One For The Road Willy Russell
1985/86 215 On Golden Pond Ernest Thompson
216 84 Charing Cross Road Helene Hanff
217 The Wizard of Oz L Frank Baum
218 Deathtrap Ira Levin
219 The Rape of the Belt Benn W Levy
220 The Accrington Pals Peter Whelan
1986/87 221 The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr
222 The Country Wife William Wycherley
223 Kidnapped at Christmas Willis Hall
224 Passion Play Peter Nichols
225 The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde
226 Travesties Tom Stoppard
227 The Real Thing Tom Stoppard
1987/88 228 Rattle of A Simple Man Charles Dyer
229 Love on the Dole Ronald Gow
from the book by Walter Greenwood
230 Toad of Toad Hall A A Milne
231 Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller
232 The Day After the Fair Frank Harvey
233 Vivat, Vivat, Regina Robert Bolt
1988/89 234 Living Togther Alan Ayckbourn
235 The Crucible Arthur Miller
236 The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner David Wood
237 Quartermaine’s Terms Simon Gray
238 Betrayal Harold Pinter
239 Blithe Spirit Noel Coward
1989/90 240 Last of the Red Hot Lovers Neil Simon
341 Shock Brian Clemens
242 The Adventures of a Bear Called Paddington Michael Bond
243 Brimstone and Treacle Dennis Potter
244 What the Butler Saw Joe Orton
245 The Winslow Boy Terence Rattigan
Season No The Play Author
1990/91 246 Lovers Brian Friel
247 Getting On Alan Bennett
248 The Heartless Princess Franklyn Black
249 My Three Angels Sam and Bella Spewack
250 Hedda Gabler Henrik Ibsen
251 The Constant Wife Somerset Maughan
1991/92 252 A Month of Sundays Bob Larbey
253 Happy Families John Godber
254 Season’s Greetings Alan Ayckbourn
255 My Mother Said I Never Should Charlotte Keatley
256 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Jay Presson Allen
257 You Never Can Tell George Bernard Shaw
1992/93 258 Prin Andrew Davies
259 The Odd Couple (Female Version) Neil Simon
260 The Fifteen Streets Rob Bettinson
261 Pack of Lies Hugh Whitemore
262 The Lion in Winter James Goldman
263 Local Affairs Richard Harris
1993/94 264 Bazaar and Rummage Sue Townsend
265 Rutherford and Son Githa Sowerby
266 Absurd Person Singular Alan Ayckbourn
267 A View From the Bridge Arthur Miller
268 The Chalk Garden Enid Bagnold
269 Twelfth Night William Shakespeare
1994/95 270 Veronica’s Room Ira Levin
271 Time and the Conways J B Priestley
272 Lettice and Lovage Peter Shaffer
273 Racing Demon David Hare
274 The Deep Blue Sea Terence Rattigan
275 Les Liaisons Dangereuses Christopher Hampton
1995/96 276 Corpse Gerald Moon
277 Nasty Neighbours Debbie Isitt
278 Wheel of Fashion Chads Various writers
279 Shadowlands William Nicholson
280 Dancing at Lughnasa Brian Friel
281 Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me Frank McGuinness
282 A Chorus of Disapproval Alan Ayckbourn
1996/97 283 Under the Stars Richard Crane
284 Breaking the Code Hugh Whitemore
285 Hans, the Witch and the Gobbin Alan Cullen
286 Death and the Maiden Ariel Dorfman
287 Zack Harold Brighouse
288 Talking Heads Alan Bennett
289 The Cherry Orchard Anton Chekhov translated by Michael Frayn
1997/98 290 Educating Rita Willy Russell
291 The Ride Down Mount Morgan Arthur Miller
292 Little Shop of Horrors Howard Ashman
293 Salt of the Earth John Godber
294 Fathers and Sons Brian Friel
295 Time of My Life Alan Ayckbourn
1998/99 296 Mr & Mrs Nobody Keith Waterhouse
297 The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams
298 A Christmas Carol Adapted from Charles Dickens
by Neal Radice
299 Blue Remembered Hills Dennis Potter
300 The Servant of Two Masters Carlo Goldoni
301 Hay Fever Noel Coward
1999/00 302 Broadway Bound Neil Simon
303 The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe C S Lewis adapted by Glynn Robbins
304 Other People’s Money Jerry Sterner
305 Artist Descending a Staircase Tom Stoppard
306 The Tempest William Shakespeare
307 Second from Last in the Sack Race Michael Birch
Season No The Play Author
2000/01 308 Outside Edge Richard Harris
309 Robin Hood and the Raven’s Revenge John Chambers
310 An Ideal Husband Oscar Wilde
311 The Sunshine Boys Neil Simon
312 Whodunnit? Anthony Shaffer
313 When We Are Married J B Priestley
2001/02 314 Dangerous Obsession N J Crisp
315 Translations Brian Friel
316 The Witches Roald Dahl adapted by David Wood
317 Steel Magnolias Robert Harling
318 Out of Order Ray Cooney
319 The Herbal Bed Peter Whelan
2002/03 320 An Inspector Calls J B Priestley
321 The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett
adapted by Neil Duffield
322 Mrs Warren’s Profession Bernard Shaw
323 Things We Do For Love Alan Ayckbourn
324 Amy’s View David Hare
325 Sailor, Beware! Philip King & Falkland Cary
2003/04 326 Rumors Neil Simon
327 Amongst Barbarians Michael Wall
328 A Christmas Carol John Mortimer
from the book by Charles Dickens
329 Skylight David Hare
330 Three Sisters Anton Chekhov translated by Michael Frayn
331 Noises Off Michael Frayn
2004/05 332 One for the Road Willy Russell
333 Strangers on Train Craig Warner
334 The Railway Children Dave Simpson
335 Breaking the Silence Stephen Poliakoff
336 Therese Raquin Leslie Sands
337 Proof David Auburn
2005/06 338 Loot Joe Orton
339 The Memory of Water Shelagh Stevenson
340 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Richard George
341 All My Sons Arthur Miller
342 Humble Boy Charlotte Jones
343 Habeas Corpus Alan Bennett
2006/07 344 Sugar Daddies Alan Ayckbourn
345 Hobson’s Choice Harold Brighouse
346 The Snow Queen Ron Nicol
347 Kindertransport Diane Samuels
348 Mindgame Anthony Horowitz
349 Present Laughter Noel Coward
2007/08 350 Barefoot in the Park Neil Simon
351 The Price Arthur Miller
352 Merlin the Magnificent Stuart Paterson
353 Snake in the Grass Alan Ayckbourn
354 Arcadia Tom Stoppard
355 The Happiest Days of Your Life John Dighton
2008/9 356 Crossing Delancey Susan Sandler
357 The Accrington Pals Peter Whelan
358 John Willy and the Bee People Alan Cullen
359 Misery Stephen King/ Simon Moore
360 The Life of Galileo Bertolt Brecht / David Hare
361 Cant Pay? Won’t Pay! Dario Fo
2009/10 362 The Rise and Fall of Little Voice Jim Cartwright
363 Wait Until Dark Frederick Knott
364 Toad of Toad Hall A.A. Milne
365 The Beauty Queen of Leenane Martin McDonagh
366 Quartet Ronald Harwood
367 A Trip to Scarborough Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Season No The Play Author
2010/11 368 Relatively Speaking Alan Ayckbourn
369 Hindle Wakes Stanley Houghton
370 Tom’s Midnight Garden adapted by David Wood
371 Cemetery Club Ivan Menchell
372 Arms and the Man Bernard Shaw
373 Don’t Dress for Dinner Marc Camoletti
2011/12 374 Hotel Suite Neil Simon
375 The Lady in the Van Alan Bennett
376 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis adapted by Glyn Robbins
377 How the Other Half Loves Alan Ayckbourn
378 Disposing of the Body Hugh Whitemore
379 Pygmalion Bernard Shaw
2012/13 380 Bedroom Farce Alan Ayckbourn
381 The Careful Glover Jim Baines
382 The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett adapted by Neil Duffield
383 Blood Brothers Willy Russell
384 Taking Sides Ronald Harwood
385 Calendar Girls Tim Firth
2013/14 386 Last of the Red Hot Lovers Neil Simon
387 My Boy Jack David Haig
388 The Railway Children E Nesbit, adapted by Mike Kenny
389 Brassed Off Paul Allen
390 Breaking the Code Hugh Whitemore
391 Two Jim Cartwright
2014/15 392 Ladies’ Day Amanda Whittington
393 Veronica’s Room Ira Levin
394 Betrayal* Harold Pinter
395 A Christmas Carol Adapted from Charles Dickens by Neal Radice
396 No Sex Please, We’re British Anthony Marriott and Alistair Foot
397 The Little Grimleys (The Last Tango & The Fat Lady Sings)* David Tristram
398 A Letter of Resignation Hugh Whitemore
399 Broken Glass Arthur Miller
2015/16 400 The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde
401 Woman In Mind Alan Ayckbourn
402 Duet for One* Tom Kempinski
403 The Snow Queen Hans Christian Anderson adapted by Ron Nicol
404 I Ought to be in Pictures Neil Simon
405 Waiting for Godot* Samuel Beckett
406 Brief Encounter Noel Coward, adapted by Emma Rice
407 The Ladykillers Graham Linehan
2016/17 408 Private Fears in Public Places Alan Ayckbourn
409 A Doll’s House Henrik Ibsen
410 Kidnapped at Christmas Willis Hall
411 On Golden Pond Ernest Thompson
412 A Pair of Pinter’s Shorts (A Slight Ache & Landscape)* Harold Pinter
413 The Rivals Richard Brindsley Sheridan
414 Visiting Mr Green Jeff Baron
2017/18 415 Dial M For Murder Frederick Knott
416 When We Are Married J.B. Priestley
417 Bette & Joan* Anton Burge
418 Season’s Greetings Alan Ayckbourrn
419 Run for Your Wife Ray Cooney
420 Old Times* Harold Pinter
421 Handbagged Moira Buffini
422 April in Paris* John Godber
2018/19 423 Stones in His Pockets* Marie Jones
424 Ghosts Henrik Ibsen
425 Death and the Maiden* Ariel Dorfman
426 Blithe Spirit Noel Coward
427 The Thrill of Love Amanda Whittington
428 Molly Sweeney* Brian Friel
429 A View From the Bridge Arthur Miller
430 Communicating Doors Alan Ayckbourn
2019/20 431 Table Manners Alan Ayckbourn
432 The Secret Rapture David Hare
433 Stevie* Hugh Whitemore
434 Arsenic and Old Lace Joseph Kesselring
435 Iron Rona Munro
436 No Man’s Land* Harold Pinter
437 Rumours Neil Simon

*Play was performed in Chads Studio

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