Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society




From the writer of 'An Inspector Calls' and 'When We Are Married', a seemingly happy gathering's after-dinner conversation leads to a chance remark about a cigarette box, the once property of Martin. The subsequent discussion about the circumstances surrounding Martin's untimely death leads to dark secrets being exposed with revelations, accusations, and repercussions a-plenty.

Dangerous Corner will be directed by Robin Taylor, who once played the part of Gordon in a production of the play at the Sewell Barn Theatre in Norwich in 1998. Book NOW by clicking here 

 Philippa Baillie
Philippa Baillie playing Freda Caplan
Philippa moved to Norfolk in 2011 and was welcomed into amateur dramatics by CSODS - Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society. She performed in the musicals 'The Sound of Music', 'Oliver!' and 'Copacabana' with the Society. Her favourite dramatic role with the Society to date has been playing Mrs Van Daan in 'The Diary of Anne Frank'.
Philippa is the lead specialist teacher for Norfolk's Dyslexia Outreach Service. She loves the opportunity her job gives her to travel the highways and byways of the beautiful Norfolk countryside.
Philippa has loved rehearsing the part of Freda for 'Dangerous Corner' and has been amazed at the opportunities for fun in rehearsing such a dramatic play as the characters' revelations unfold. Watch out! There are crossroads and dangerous corners ahead! 
Emmie Wright playing Betty Whitehouse
Emmie has been with CSODS for the last two years, playing Rachel, one of the sewing girls in Made In Dagenham, and was lucky enough to help our backstage at 'Sister Act' after a knee operation that meant she wasn't able to audition.
Emmie has just finished all A-Levels at Paston College and is planning to audition for Drama and Dance College within the next year or so to go on to study Musical Theatre. Emmie has also performed in other locations such as Cromer Pier, Sheringham Little Theatre and earlier this year performed in Top Hat at the Norwich Theatre Royal. Emmie has a part time job and is also one of the choreographers for Aylsham High School's next production, which will keep her very busy for the upcoming months!
Emmie says "I am delighted to be playing Betty Whitehouse, married to Gordon. Due to her age, she is quite naive, ditsy and sensitive to everything that unravels during that evening. I really love playing Betty as she is quite a challenging character emotionally as she lays a lot of her emotions on her sleeve, however despite this she is quite a mysterious character and holds her own secrets too. She is also very head strong and strives to explain that she is much more mature than they all think!
"I am really looking forward to working with CSODS again, and also being up on the stage again, and thank everyone for their help and support - especially Robin for the opportunity!
Kerry Davis playing Olwen Peel
Kerry joined CSODS seven years ago and is usually involved in the musicals as an ensemble member but last year held her first big part in the CSODS 'Farndale' production as Felicity.
Kerry works as a self-employed as a mobile dog groomer, occasionally busks in Sheringham outside Roy Boys Cafe and has just moved into her dream cottage in Dereham.
Kerry plays Olwen Peel, a seemingly prim lady with a surprisingly big secret. Kerry is loving getting her teeth into such a big and dramatic part and thrilled that Robin Taylor (Director) gave her the chance to perform it. Kerry says "it's been a blast and I can't wait to show our audiences all the hard work we've put in!

David Duncombe playing Gordon Whitehouse

David has been part of CSODS for around eight years and thoroughly enjoys being part of the CSODS family. His favourite role to date was in 'Copacabana' in 2015 when he really enjoyed learning all the dances and how much fun the show was.

In 'Dangerous Corner', David plays Gordon Whitehouse, Freda's brother and a company director. There's certainly a few surprises for this character as the play goes on.

David says "Doing this play has certainly built my confidence and belief in my ability. I am truly thankful Robin (Director) gave me this opportunity. I've also been production secretary for this play and have found that really enjoyable to learn about what goes into each production.

Paul James playing Robert Caplan.

This is Paul's second show with CSODS and he is delighted to be playing the role of Robert Caplan. After holidaying in Cromer for over 20 years, an opportunity arose for Paul and his wife and son to move to Cromer in 2016. Since then they have not looked back and feel more at home in Cromer than anywhere else they have lived, having made lovely new friends. Paul's wife encouraged him to join CSODS after he had seen the posters for such shows as Calamity Jane and Made in Dagenham.

The part of Robert Caplan is a million miles away from the part of Sweaty Eddie that he played in this years Sister Act.

Robert Caplan is blissfully unaware when a chance remark leads him on a journey of new truths that he now needs to understand and comprehend. Around every corner a new revelation comes towards him to his climactic exit.

This is the biggest role in a play that Paul has been in. Previous to 'Dangerous Corner' and 'Sister Act' Paul has not performed on a stage since his school productions.

Day to day Paul owns and runs a promotional company with his wife in beautiful Cromer.

Samuel Starsmore playing Charles Stanton

Samuel specifically chose to audition for Charles Stanton following the initial script read through as he had never allowed himself to project into an even vaguely villainous character before.Samuel says "It was great fun to let myself go and act, and inject real venom into the role especially later in the play.

"I became involved with CSODS in late June, when a colleague of mine would come into our mutual workplace practising her singing. She recommended that I attend the reading and I found myself hooked by the wonderful supportive atmosphere permeating the society as well as the professional attitude of all cast and staff towards the production.

Samuel is an apprentice stonemason, producing headstones and new decorative pieces, repairing damaged structures, and training to one day open my own workshop.

Sheringham Little Theatre
Cadet Ronnie Winslow is expelled from the Royal Naval College accused of stealing. His father, refusing to believe his guilt and dissatisfied with the manner in which the investigation was conducted, demands a new inquiry. This is refused and Arthur Winslow settles down to fight for his son's honour. Following an independent inquiry the matter is taken to the House of Commons but Arthur ruins himself financially and in health in the process. But his stubbornness wins, a civil trial is allowed and Ronnie is acquitted.

Saturday 25th May - Saturday 1st June 2018  Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre