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You can help CODA produce a return to the Ashcroft Theatre

After a seven-year absence, Croydon’s foremost AmDram group is preparing for a return to the Fairfield Halls when the council-owned arts venue re-opens in September after a £41million-plus refurbishment. And CODA wants you to be part of their week-long run … Continue reading

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CODA presents The Elephant Man, Royal Russell, Apr 17-20

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CODA make a real song and dance out of their 75th birthday

Culture correspondent BELLA BARTOCK dusted off her glad rags, and her Zimmer frame, to get along to the Braithwaite Hall for an innovative take on a birthday party It’s not often I get invited along to birthday parties these days, … Continue reading

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Come to Croydon’s cabaret: 5 Spectacular tickets for price of 4

Inside Croydon readers who want to help to celebrate CODA’s big birthday party next week can now do so with a really Spectacular money-saving offer. CODA – the Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association – is marking its 75th anniversary year … Continue reading

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Spectacular – CODA’S 75th anniversary cabaret, Nov 7-10

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Youthful promise in latest Shakespeare staged in Wandle Park

Our culture correspondent BELLA BARTOCK went to see how the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet manage under Croydon’s moon-lit sky I was joined for the evening at East Croydon by my friend, Claudia de Boozy, who winced when I mentioned … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers face fate in Wandle Park

In the city of Verona, the Montagues and the Capulets are locked in a long-standing family feud. A chance encounter between Romeo, the only son of the Montagues, and Juliet, the only daughter of the Capulets, sparks an intense love … Continue reading

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CODA returns to South Norwood with a song and dance

CODA’s going Into The Woods in South Norwood later this month. The Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association is in the late stages of rehearsals for a new production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Into The Woods, which is being performed at … Continue reading

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CODA present Into The Woods, Stanley Halls, Oct 25-28

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Park’s Pirates are a magical delight around the bandstand

Our arts correspondent BELLA BARTOCK got all hot and bothered on a cool summer evening by some of the racier performances at CODA’s outstanding production of Pirates of Penzance Such fun! I was saying only the other day over coffee … Continue reading

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CODA adds some swash and buckle to Gilbert & Sullivan

CODA will be performing around the bandstand in Wandle Park next week in their fourth annual outdoor production – a boisterous new production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera The Pirates of Penzance. The Pirates of Penzance is one of … Continue reading

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There’ll be Pirates coming to Wandle Park this summer

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CODA find the right stage to give Croydon enough Rope

For CODA, the play must go on, even if all the larger theatrical venues in Croydon and Sutton have been shut, and especially if the trains aren’t running. CODA, the Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association, has been around since 1943, … Continue reading

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Park performers catch the eye in this twilight Shakespeare

Our arts correspondent, BELLA BARTOCK (Miss), braved the elements for what is becoming a welcome feature of Croydon’s summers There’s no need to go to Regent’s Park for your open air theatre entertainment, with a top-class performance of Much Ado … Continue reading

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There’s Much Ado about Shakespeare in Wandle Park this week

CODA – the Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association – stages its third annual outdoor production in Wandle Park as part of the Croydon Comedy Festival this week, Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, with performances from Wednesday July 27 to Saturday … Continue reading

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CODA presents All That Fosse at the Cryer Theatre, Apr 6-9

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Agatha Christie drama brings courtroom to Braithwaite Hall

CODA, the Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association, make a proud return to central Croydon next month, when they perform Agatha Christie’s gripping courtroom drama Witness for the Prosecution at the Braithwaite Hall on Katharine Street. CODA’s acclaimed productions have been … Continue reading

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Willows could see CODA weeping as they leave the Cryer

The future of another local theatre is under threat, with Sutton Council considering cuts which could see the Charles Cryer Studio Theatre in Carshalton close, making the  Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association’s next production, The Wind In The Willows, their … Continue reading

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Bottom’s up to no good, as CODA takes the Bard outdoors

Apparently, it all began when someone in CODA, the Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association, misheard one of their colleagues say, “Michael Hall has got a lovely bottom.” Now, a few months later, Hall is to play a lovely Bottom in CODA’s … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Wandle Park, Jul 30-Aug 2

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Attention! CODA brings Morpurgo’s war drama to the stage

Metal Monkey Theatre, in association with the Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association (CODA), is staging a production of Michael Morpurgo’s award-winning First World War story, Private Peaceful, at the Charles Cryer Studio Theatre in Carshalton this month. Over the course … Continue reading

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The Railway Children is steaming towards half-term week

One of the best-loved family stories is steaming towards the Charles Cryer Theatre for half-term week, with CODA – the Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association – producing The Railway Children. This charming adaptation is staged with imagination, humour and heart, … Continue reading

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Railway Children steams ahead at Green Dragon: June 14

CODA, the Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association, is holding a quiz night at the Green Dragon pub on Croydon High Street from 7.30pm this Friday, June 14, to raise funds towards their next production, The Railway Children. This is a … Continue reading

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Mini-movie-maker makes the final of One-minute Oscars

Croydon’s mini-movie-maker, Michael Hall, has done it again. Hall, the sometime stand-up comedian and leading light in the borough’s top am-dram group, CODA, has made it to the short-list of 20 finalists in Empire magazine’s annual “Done in 60 Seconds” … Continue reading

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CODA makes a song and dance about Sondheim

Tickets for Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association’s autumn show – Side by Side by Sondheim, which is being staged at the Charles Cryer studio theatre this week – are now on sale.

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