News & Events

Twelfth Night Auditions

’Some are born great; some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them’ by attending our Twelfth Night Launch / Audition Everyone is welcome for a practical afternoon exploring Shakespeare’s comedy of love, folly and mistaken identity. A play that mixes partying with a darker side of humiliation and madness. A dangerous world, where …


One Act Play Auditions!!

We are thrilled to announce that after such a long break, due to the pandemic, we will be holding auditions for two one act plays on Sunday 18th July. You are invited to audition for Two Point Oh! by Jeff Dunne and also Pop Goes the Patient by Leonard Barnett. Two Point Oh! was the …

Carnon Downs Drama AGM 2021

We will be holding the CDDG AGM at The Barn, Gwennap Pit, on Sunday 11 July at 2.30pm. Below are links to the Agenda; Minutes of the last AGM; the examined Accounts for the year; Nomination Papers for the Committee and Membership forms.   Please note membership subscription is due before you can vote at …

One Act Play Competition

One Act Play – We Have a Winner!

We have a winner! When 294 became 1! It’s taken 9 months, 3 lockdowns for firstly the CDDG panel to arrive at a shortlist of 14 and then secondly for the judges (Kirsty Cotton, Talent Development Programme Manager at Hall For Cornwall, Libby Shaw, Manager at Waterstones Truro and Local Author Liz Fenwick, latest book …

Recent Productions

Pop Goes the Patient - Two Point OH

Pop Goes the Patient / Two Point OH

CDDG, as part of its extended Fiftieth Anniversary Celebrations, presents two one act plays: POP GOES THE PATIENT and TWO POINT OH 7th – 9th October 2021The Perrranwell Centre, Cornwall, TR3 7JU Pop Goes the Patient was the Group’s first ever production in 1970.  It has now been adapted by director John Frankland and will …

The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty – By David Ivall January 2020 The Perranwell Centre, Cornwall, TR3 7JU The Group’s pantomime for its Fiftieth Anniversary Year is The Sleeping Beauty, written and directed by David Ivall, with songs by David Ivall and Peter Smith. It blends the stories of the beautiful enchanted Princess with those of Red Ridinghood …

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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 …


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 the very 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 The Perranwell Centre 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 01872 862063.

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
David Ivall Chair
John Frankland Vice Chair
Chris Breach Secretary
Mark Breach Treasurer
John Frankland Membership Secretary
Abi Holmes Youth Representative
Ann Lejeunne Prompt Editor
Paul Barker Member
Moo Burnett Member
Pam Furnish Member
Colin Groom 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.