News & Events

One Act Play Competition

One Act Play Competition

As part of our 50th celebration we are launching a competition to find a new one act play to be performed 1st to 3rd Oct and 10th Oct. The competition is open to all; both members and non-members. Apart from the special reward of seeing your work performed there will also be a cash prize …


Sisterly Feelings Launch Day

On Saturday 30th November we are holding a launch day and open audition for Sisterly Feelings by Alan Ayckbourn. This will be a Carnon Downs Drama Group Production to be performed at the Minack Theatre from Monday 18th May to Friday 22nd May 2020. The launch day and auditions will take place at 2.00pm at …

Play in a week

Play in a week

Summer Drama Club has begun and we have a great bunch of youngsters that are putting together a Play in a Week. Check out what we have been up to. Day 1: Day 2: Day 3: Day 4: Day 5: Day 6: … and now the trailer for the fantastic play that has been put …


Summer Drama Club 2019

Calling all 8-18 year olds. During the first week of the school summer holidays, Monday 29th July to Sunday 4th August, CDDG led by Zoe Vale will be hosting a “Play in a Week” workshop. For existing CDDG members the cost will be £20. For non-members it is £30 (you can upgrade to an annual …

Recent Productions

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And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None 1st to 5th October 2019 The Perranwell Centre, Cornwall, TR3 7JU Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd From the pen of Agatha Christie comes an intriguing murder mystery And Then There Were None. Performances will take place from 1st to the 5th October 2019 Tickets The box …

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid Jr

The Little Mermaid Jr 31st May – 2nd June 2019 The Perranwell Centre, Cornwall, TR3 7JU Music by Alan Menkin Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater Out on the open sea, Prince Eric’s ship is caught in big storm and hit by lightening, sending the Prince overboard. Prince Eric is rescued and taken to …

Toot-n-Come In

Toot ‘n’ Come In

Toot ‘n’ Come In – By Joyce Bassett 24-27 January 2019 The Perranwell Centre, Cornwall, TR3 7JU It’s panto time! School’s out for summer and the kids are off on a magical adventure. Carnon Downs Drama Group is proud to present Joyce Bassett’s family pantomime, Toot ‘n’ Come In, an exciting adventure around the bazaars …

What the butler saw

What the Butler Saw

What the Butler Saw – By Joe Orton 4-6 October 2018 The Perranwell Centre, Cornwall, TR3 7JU Carnon Downs Drama Group is proud to present Joe Orton’s farce, set in a psychiatrist’s office where it is hard to find any sanity. Book your tickets now here. Tickets £10 Online (No booking fee): Cast Dr Prentice …


Do you fancy getting involved?

Amateur dramatics is not just about being on the stage. Here at Carnon Downs Drama Group (CDDG) we are great believers in doing as much as possible ourselves; that way we get the best challenges. It would be easy to put on a good show if we hired in all the scenery, props and costumes but it would also be very expensive and like many people, CDDG has to watch the pennies carefully.

Of course we are always on the lookout for good actors and if “strutting your stuff” on stage sounds just up your street then give us a call,pop along to an audition, rehearsal night or better still come and see a show and talk to us. However if the call of “Act one beginners please” fills you with terror then don’t panic, as any CDDG member will tell you, a successful show is all about teamwork, both on and off the stage.

Am-dram is not just about acting there are lots of ways you can get involved. No matter what your skill level from complete novice, mildly competent to thevery experienced jack of all trades and master of none, you can join in the fun, tear your hair out, wonder why there is never enough time, panic, laugh a lot and share in the camaraderie of CDDG – there is nothing quite like it. We are a friendly bunch and always need of an extra pair of hands especially when we are working on a show (which is just about always) so don’t be shy, get in touch.

Here are some of the “things” that you can get involved with and remember you don’t need to be an expert, just be enthusiastic.

Acting, prompting, direction, choreography, music, assistant everything, publicity, scenery painting, set design, set construction, stage management, costumes, props, chaperoning, make-up, making cups of tea, eating biscuits and much, much more.

We rehearse and have stage work activities at Perran-ar-Worthal Village Memorial Hall (aka Perranwell Village Hall) most Sundays between 2pm & 5pm so why not pop in and see us. Alternatively you can email any member of the CDDG committee or call our information hotline on 03454 500296.

If you would like to become a member of Carnon Downs Drama Group, our membership form can be downloaded here.

We look forward to hearing from you.



Name Position Contact information
John Frankland Chair
David Ivall Vice Chair
Zoe Vale Secretary
Mark Breach Treasurer
Charlotte Padmore Membership Secretary
Abi Holmes Youth Representative
Ann Lejeunne Prompt Editor
Paul Barker Member
Moo Burnett Member
Pam Furnish Member
Elaine Gummow Member
Tracey Holmes Member
Nicholas Vale Member

Committee representatives are elected annually at the CDDG AGM in April. If you are interested in becoming a member of the committee, please contact the Secretary for more information.