News & Events

Puss In Boots Auditions

CDDG would love to welcome you all to come along to the auditions for our 2025 pantomime, Puss In Boots. This will be our own version of the traditional story: three brothers, Petrock, Patsy and Piran Trelawney, inherit the mill in Perranwell from their father, but the elder brothers won’t share with Piran, who is …

The Chimes

Charles Dickens’ “The Chimes” Launch and Auditions

CDDG would like to welcome you all to our launch and auditions of our productions of Charles Dickens’ “The Chimes”. The Launch will be held at The Perranwell Centre on Friday 7th June at 7:00pm. Auditions will be held at The Perranwell Centre on Sunday 9th June at 5:30pm and Thursday 13th June at 7:30pm. This production …


There were 374 in attendance for the dinner and the presentation, and it was really nice to meet other groups and to see the wide range of productions that had been performed across the south west.   Karnon Kidz had received two nominations for this years awards:   Youth Award for Company Characterisation and Best …

Breaking News

Wizard of Oz nominated for NODA awards

We are delighted to announce that the cast (and crew!) of Karnon Kidz production of   Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition    have been nominated for, not one, but two NODA South West Awards (National Operatic and Dramatic Association):    The NODA South West YOUTH AWARD for COMPANY CHARACTERISATION  and  The NODA South West BEST YOUTH PRODUCTION CUP    Congratulations to you all!!  This is a HUGE achievement and rightly recognises our talented cast and crew.

Recent Productions


Matilda Jr

Matilda Jr 4th – 7th July 2024The Perranwell Centre, Cornwall, TR3 7JU *** ALL SHOWS NOW SOLD OUT *** Performances Thursday 4th July – show starts at 7pmFriday 5th July – show starts at 7pmSaturday 6th July – show starts at 2pmSaturday 6th July – show starts at 7pmSunday 7th July – show starts at …

Dr Faustus

Dr Faustus

Dr Faustusby Christopher Marlowe and Colin Teevan Welcome to Hell! Here is Doctor Faustus the scholar who sold his soul to the Devil. In this new adaption the third and fourth acts of Christopher Marlowe’s Elizabethan classic are re-written by Colin Teevan, updating the satire and placing Faustus in a modern world of avarice and …

Mother Goose

Mother Goose

Mother Gooseby Logan Fox Join us for a panto adventure with Mother Goose and her precious goose, Priscilla. Written by Logan Fox, this will have you laughing out loud (oh, yes it will!) and singing along. Performances 25th – 28th January 2024The Perranwell Centre, Cornwall, TR3 7JU Cast Mother Goose Jon Groves Silly Billy Frazier …

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz: Youth Edition 7th – 9th July 2023The Perranwell Centre, Cornwall, TR3 7JU Director: Samantha RogersMusical Director: Jason LessiterProducer: Elaine Gummow Performances Friday 7th July – show starts at 7pmSaturday 8th July – show starts at 2:30pmSaturday 8th July – show starts at 7pmSunday 9th July – show starts at 2:30pm (Relaxed …


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
Charlotte Padmore Chair
John Frankland Vice Chair
Chris Breach Secretary
Mark Breach Treasurer
Mike Padmore Membership Secretary
Logan Fox Youth Representative
David Ivall Member
Lynne Fieldhouse Member
Pam Furnish Member
Tracey Holmes Member
Phillippa Laval Member
Paul Williams Member
Samantha Barker 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.