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Cookridge Village Hall Association


Our Great War Review

Grandma's Photograph by Alan Marshall
Directed by Paul Sanderson

Blackadder Goes Forth by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton
Directed by Jenny Heald

Dig for the Diggers by Lynn Britney
Directed by Liz Brooks

13th - 15th November at 7:30pm

Paul Barrow
Liz Brooks
Alison Crampton
Ian Crampton
Rob Handby
Jenny Heald
Paul Jennings
Sue Lyon
Susan Plume
Gary Richardson
Paul Sanderson
Dan Stead



Twenty-Five Years 1892-1916 - Extract from the memoirs of Sir Edward Gray

Grandma's Photograph

I Have a Rendezvous with Death by Alan Seeger

There's Something About a Soldier by Noel Gay

Blackadder Goes Forth - Major Star


Anzac by John Le Gay Brereton

Dig for the Diggers

Stage Manager
Assisted by

Sound Effects


Costume Hire


Poster Design
Programme Design

Front of House & Refreshments

Ticket Sales
Dan Stead
John Birkby
David Fry
Jenny Heald

Ryan Bainbridge
David Fry

Paul Sanderson
Jenny Heald
Liz Brooks

Joan Plume
B Authentic, Huddersfield

Sue Lyon
Alison Crampton
Paul Sanderson

Liz Brooks
Jenny Heald

Ladies and Friends of the Society

Sue Lyon
Jackie Richardson

Performances of "Smile Smile Smile" are dedicated to the memory of one of our most loyal,
long-standing and dear members - William (Bill) Pond.

Bill passed away in June of this year after a short illness. He was a stage manager
for our last production in May, and would have enjoyed working with members
on this; our Great War review.

Bill's experience, wisdom and sense of humour are greatly missed.


On behalf of myself, Jenny Heald and Paul Sanderson I would like to thank you
for attending this performance of "Smile, Smile, Smile".

From the first discussions about the possibility of producing a WWI review show,
it has been both heartening and humbling to see the commitment and determination
given by everyone at CADS to produce a show that had something worthwhile to contribute
to the rememberances taking place in this 100th anniversary year.

We have pulled together 3 plays which look at very different aspects of WWI,
but which combine to tell a narrative tale, taking the audience on a journey
from 1914 until the present day. We look at the effects of the Great War
not only on those who served, but also on their families and descendants.

We hope that our show will be informative and thought provoking but most of all entertaining.

Kind regards,

Liz Brooks


Tech Rehearsal
Dress Rehearsal