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Toot n Come In - Auditions

Auditions for Toot ‘n Come In

Join us on Sunday 30th September for open auditions for our family pantomime which this time is set in Ancient Egypt. Large cast and chorus of mixed ages required. The performance dates are 24th – 27th January. No previous experience necessary but must be 7yrs or over. Adults (14yrs+) at the Barn, Nr Gwennap Pit, …

What The Butler Saw

What The Butler Saw – Auditions

Auditions  Join us on 24th June 2018 to audition for our October play, Joe Orton’s farce ‘What The Butler Saw’. Auditions start at 2pm at the Perranwell Centre, TR3 7JU. You must be 18 or over to audition and you do not need to be a member of CDDG. If you are successful in your …

Open Space Meeting – Amateur Drama in Cornwall

Sunday 27th May at The Perranwell Centre 1.00 pm to 6.00 pm  Open Space Meeting ‘Amateur Drama in Cornwall’. The things we love and the things we loathe, and all in between. This is hosted by CDDG but open to members from all am drama societies in Cornwall. For information on Open Space Meetings view …

Punch and Judy

Punch and Judy Casting

Most of us at sometime have seen a Punch & Judy show on a beach or a pier. The main characters, as glove puppets, are well known: Punch, with humped back, squeaky voice, red and yellow costume, enormous hooked nose and chin; Judy, with similar features, a nagging hag; and all the others including Scaramouch, …

Recent Productions

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 …

Punch and Judy

Punch and Judy

Punch & Judy 18 August 2018 Trebah Gardens, TR11 5JZ He’s a rogue, he’s a rover, he’s selfish, he’s a bad’un, but don’t we just love him. Judy’s his wife and ain’t she gorgeous (but you might think she’s one of the Borgias). With his nose and his chin and his great big cudgel, he’ll …

Henry IV Part 1

Henry IV Part 1 – By William Shakespeare 19-21 April 2018 Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Cornwall With Richard II’s death weighing heavy on his conscience, King Henry IV wants to make a crusade to the Holy Land to pay penance; however, the stirrings of rebellion force his gaze to civil matters. As Harry ‘Hostpur’ Percy conspires with …

Robin Hood - The Panto

Robin Hood

Robin Hood – The Panto By David Crump 25-27 January 2018 The Perranwell Centre Wanted – All ye children, peasants, lords and ladies to come and see Robin Hood – The Panto. Book your tickets now here. Tickets £7 (£5 – Concession 60+ or under 16s) Online (No booking fee): Box Office 03454 500296 Click to …


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 for can be downloaded here.

We look forward to hearing from you.



Name Position Contact information
John Frankland Chair
Zoe Vale Secretary
Ann Lejeunne Prompt Editor
Mark Breach Treasurer
Charlotte Padmore Membership Secretary
Abi Holmes Youth Representative
Tracey Holmes Member
Miriam Loosemore Vice Chairman
Moo Burnett Member
Tabitha Lammas Member
Paul Barker Member
Pam Furnish Member
Elaine Gummow 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.