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The new 2018/2019 season

STUDIO – Stones In His Pockets by Marie Jones

15 to 22 Sept.’18 (may be extended a week)

Director: Mike Rogerson


Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen

27 Oct. to 03 Nov.’18

Director: Mike Brown


STUDIO – Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman

21 to 24 Nov.’18

Director: Victor Hassan


Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward

08 to 15 Dec.’18

Director: Mike Bullimore


The Thrill of Love by Amanda Whittington

26 Jan. to 02 Feb.’19

Director: David Quaife


STUDIO – Molly Sweeney by Brian Friel

20 to 23 Feb.’19

Director: John Blunden-Ellis


A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller

09 to 16 Mar.’19

Director: Nigel Westbrook


Communicating Doors by Alan Ayckbourn

18 to 25 May ’19

Director: Hamish Lawson

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Chads Theatre Golden Lottery – It’s a gamble, but Chads Theatre wins every time…

Do you want the chance to win £2000 every week whilst supporting Chads Theatre.  We are pleased to announce Chads Golden Lottery in partnership with Stockport County Football club.

For just £1 a week you get 7 numbers entered into the Golden Lottery Draw. It’s a gamble but the good news is Chads wins every time because 50p of your pound will go to Chads redevelopment fund.

There are over 315 cash prizes weekly from £5 to £2000 with a chance to win £10,000 in the annual draw.  You don’t even have to claim your prize as you will be notified directly if you win and the winnings sent automatically to you.

Follow this link to sign up.

Thank You for your support.




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Chads Theatre Company was proud to have been nominated for the following in the Greater Manchester Drama Federation (GMDF) Full Length Festival 2016-2017:


Best Production – Visiting Mr Green

Best Actor – Mike Brown playing Mr Green – Visiting Mr Green

Best Actress – Melanie Beswick playing Miss Lydia Languish – The Rivals

Best Production – Private Fears in Public Places

Best Director – Derek Slater – Private Fears in Public Places

Best Youth Performance Female – Daisy Jordan playing Roger – Lord of The Flies

Best Supporting Actress – Joan Taylor-Jones playing Nicola – Private Fears in Public Places

Best Actor – Roy Shipton playing Norman Thayer Jnr – On Golden Pond


The GMDF Awards dinner was a wonderful occasion, as it is every year, celebrating drama from theatres all over the Greater Manchester area. Chads were thrilled to have won:


Best Supporting Actor – Steve Berrington playing Dan – Private Fears in Public Places

Technical Award for Lighting and set design – On Golden Pond

Best Supporting Actor – Steve Berrington playing Mr Bob Acres – The Rivals

Best Director – Pam Slater – Visiting Mr Green


In the GMDF One Act Festival, which was hosted at our theatre, we also won:

Best Director – Hamish Lawson – Consequences

Best Actress – Melanie Beswick playing Cilla – Consequences


Also, at Wilmslow One Act Festival we won

Best Production – Consequences


What a fantastic year it was for Chads Theatre! Congratulations and well done to all entrants, nominees and winners.



Theatre exterior photo by © Ian Butterfield

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What is it about?

Chads Theatre is a fantastic local asset. Standing at the top of Mellor Road, Cheadle Hulme, it has been at its present location since the mid fifties. It has an enviable reputation for putting on high quality plays.


Our Centenary Project is about re-roofing and refurbishing our theatre. We need to raise almost £300,000 to complete the work. Of course we already have money saved from our income but we do need to raise funds. This season has been quite successful. We have raised:

£25,000 from a bid to the Garfield Weston Foundation

Over £10,000 from the Christmas Challenge, where Garfield Weston doubled donations made by supporters

And £1,350 from the Smartie Tube collection

All our social events (like the June Ball) will also add to the coffers.

Now we are planning more fund raising.

We have registered our cause with easyfundraising and have so far raised about £50. We need all you on line shoppers to register, too.





We are setting up a 100 Club, where members make a monthly donation of £5 to the theatre and have their number entered each month into a prize draw.

Details of both the above are available in our recent newsletters or by email

We are also planning to have special T shirts for the Christmas show, which will be our 400th production and are hoping to plan a summer fete in 2016.

If you have any further ideas for raising funds, please contact Ann Quaife at the email address above.



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Our Youth Theatre needs YOU!


Are you aged 12-18 and wanting to get involved with an award-winning Youth Theatre run by two professional and experienced tutors?

The Youth Theatre meet every term-time Tuesday and work on improving voice, movement and much more! Then, you have the chance to take to the main stage for your very own production. Don’t forget that you can audition for other main stage productions too!

For more information, to join this coming academic year, email us at and we will send you all the info you need.

Hurry! Limited places, so get in touch now.

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And now for something completely different…


ChadsTheatre member, Sue Beardsell cycled from coast to coast at the end of May 2016: to be precise, from Morecambe to Bridlington, a distance of 178 miles! Over 5 days with 3 friends and yes, several people had questioned her sanity – herself included – but she thought it would be a good way to raise money for our Chads roof project!


Sue recently cycled to Chester from Bramhall and back the following day, but she had never cycled anywhere near this distance so the thought of those hills and long stretches of road must have been pretty scary!


Thank you so much, Sue. You really are a Chads shining star!


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