Tag: Cayman Drama Society

‘Proof’ provides formula for good theatre

‘Proof’ provides formula for good theatre

| 09/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): It may seem implausible that a play revolving around the issues of Alzheimer’s, mental health and family conflict, with maths added to the mix, could also include a touch of comedy, but Proof is able to combine all those pieces in one cohesive unit, plus throw in a bit of young love. […]

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The book opens on Educating Rita

The book opens on Educating Rita

| 23/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The newest production from the Cayman Drama Society, Educating Rita, which opens Thursday (24 January), has turned out to be a learning experience for most of those involved. The play featured a first-time director, stage manager and producer, with both cast members never before acting in a “two-hander”.

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Diary of Anne Frank opens a window to history

Diary of Anne Frank opens a window to history

| 05/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Upon entering the theatre at the Prospect Playhouse it is immediately clear that Cayman Drama Society’s (CDS) performance of The Diary of Anne Frank, which opens 6 September, is going to be unique. The theatre has been transformed, with the seating area becoming part of the stage and the infamous annex in which […]

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Show to benefit Zak Quappe scholarship

Show to benefit Zak Quappe scholarship

| 22/12/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): For two nights only, 19 and 20 January 2018, Cocktails and Cabaret will again be gracing the stage at Prospect Playhouse with a Broadway show, Cayman-style, in aid of the Zak Quappe Memorial Scholarship Fund (ZQSF). Originally presented in 2012 by Melanie Ebanks, the production was put on for three straight years […]

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Footloose steps on stage at the Playhouse

Footloose steps on stage at the Playhouse

| 26/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Tickets are now on sale for the Cayman Drama Society (CDS) production of “Footloose – The Musical”. The show, with lyrics by Dean Pitchford and music by Tom Snow, is based on the 1980s hit film. With a cast of more than 30 performers, the show will be presented at the Prospect Playhouse […]

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Drama Society “breezes” through Broadway

Drama Society “breezes” through Broadway

| 28/10/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A handful of famous show tunes, men dressed in pink feather boas and a packed lively crowd all made for a fun and vibrant opening night of Cayman Drama Society’s A Breeze Through Broadway on Thursday, 27 October. The production is the brainchild of director Beverly Edgington. Consisting of a tour of acclaimed […]

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Cambridge brings Shakespeare to Cayman

Cambridge brings Shakespeare to Cayman

| 31/08/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Drama Society will be hosting the Cambridge American Shakespeare Tour (CAST) for their first visit to the Cayman Islands, as they mark the 400th anniversary of the bard’s death. CAST, which was established under the patronage of Dame Judi Dench in 2000, is one of the major international theatre tours of Cambridge […]

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CDS receives $50k anonymous donation

CDS receives $50k anonymous donation

| 06/06/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Announcing an anonymous donation of US$50,000, the Cayman Drama Society, the leading provider of theatrical entertainment in the Cayman Islands, said that the gift will help the organisation as they expand the role of CDS in the community and in particular the support it provides to schools and to individuals, both young and old […]

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Newcomer to Cayman wants to tread the boards

Newcomer to Cayman wants to tread the boards

| 26/05/2016 | 1 Comment

I am keen on amateur dramatics and I am new to the island. What options are out there and who do I contact? Auntie’s answer: You are in luck because, although Grand Cayman is small, our little island supports a fantastic amateur theatre – the Prospect Playhouse, which is home to the Cayman Drama Society […]

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Review: ‘Rent’ – Diverse sexuality, AIDS and love

Review: ‘Rent’ – Diverse sexuality, AIDS and love

| 12/09/2015 | 11 Comments

Nicky Watson writes: The Cayman Drama Society couldn’t possibly have known when they chose to produce Rent back in November exactly how topical one of the main themes of the rock musical would become when it was finally performed. Nevertheless, a show that explores lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) relationships is a bold choice […]

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