Cambridge's leading amateur theatre production company

Established 1981

Current Productions


Albert the Horse
Chief Weasel
Weasel Norman

Ensemble, who play the following
characters and a range of other roles including field mice and members of the wildwood gang

Washerwoman & Otter
Gaoler's Daughter & Ferret
Train Driver & Portly
Bargewoman & Magistrate
Gypsy & Fox
Motorist & Policeman
Tom Heald
Guy Marshall
David Burke
Peter Simmons
Barry Brown
Robin Bailes
Ben George

Mandi Cattell
Izzy Rees
Daniel Aspel
Mandy Jeffery
Judy Curry
Liam Sheils

Production Team


Production Secretary / ASM Script
Set Designer
Master Carpenter
Set Construction
Stage Manager
Deputy Stage Manager

Lighting Designer
Music Director
Sound Designer
Costume Team
Costume Assistant
ASM Properties

Hair & Make Up Supervisor
Special effects
Front-of-House Arrangements
Maddie Forrester
& Helen McCallum
Joyce Fenton
Barry Brown
Peter Crofts
The Lolworth Team
Andrerw Featherstone
David Wood
Leah Ward
Ian Favell
Chris Hay
Olga Romanova
Tracy James
Kate Crofts &
Cathy McCluskey
Hannah Curtis
Mike Rudin
Sean Baker & David Sear
Sophie Wilson
Rosemary Eason
Colin Lawrence
The beguiling charm of Kenneth’s Grahame’s classic story and the sparkling wit of Alan Bennett’s dialogue combine in this entertaining staged adaptation creating a delightful show for all ages.

The play features the charismatic, eccentric and endearing characters of Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger and many of their woodland friends and other characters as they accompany Toad on his misadventures in caravans, cars, boats and trains. The Wild Wood is an ever present threat, as is the sinister gang that inhabits that world……

Alan Bennett’s stage adaptation has been highly praised ever since it was first performed. Bawds is delighted to bring this family show to the Cambridge audience in the run up to Christmas

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Allan Woodcourt & Others
Mrs Skimpole & Others
Tangle & Others
Mrs Jellyby & Others

Mr Skimpole & Others
Jenny & Others
Miss Flite
Mr Smallweed
Mr Gridley & Others
Ada Clare
Esther Summerson
Richard Carstone
William Guppy
John Jarndyce
Sir Leicester Dedlock & Others
Lady Dedlock
Mr Tulkinghorn
Mr Snagsby
Mrs Snagsby
Mr Bucket
Mr Krook & Others

Dom Glennon
Judy Curry
Ken Eason
Rosemary Eason
Nick Warburton
Jessica Law
Madeleine Forrester
Mike Milne
Mark Hampton
Tilda Borrows
Freya Saunders-Martin
Jordan White
Tim Drummond
Barry Brown
Richard Sockett
Catherine Walston
Olivia Tolley
Peter Simmons
Martin George
Tracy James
Andy Dunne
David Foyle
Guy Marshall
Production Team

Stage Manager/TD
Production Manager

Set Construction
Lighting Designer
Deputy Stage Manager
ASM Properties
Props Advisor
Costume Design
Costume Supervisor
Sound Designer
Sound Operator
Special Effects
Hair & Make Up Supervisor
Social Media
Front-of-House Arrangements

Colin Lawrence
Barry Brown
Tim Brunton
Joyce Fenton
The Lolworth Team
Martin Avery
Kitty Foster
Jennifer Dunn
Cathy McCluskey
Dress Circle Costumiers
Gloria Milne
Chris Hay
Diane Winkleby
Mike Rudin
Hannah Curtis
Sean Baker
David Sear
Rosemary Eason
Colin Lawrence
Sophie Wilson
Bleak House is the story of the Jarndyce family, who wait in vain to inherit money from a disputed fortune in the settlement of the extremely long-running lawsuit of Jarndyce and Jarndyce.

Ada Clare and Richard Carstone are caught up in the case which could eventually make them incredibly rich, if it can ever be brought to a conclusion. They go to live at Bleak House which is owned by the generous John Jarndyce, who is given custody, by the court, of Ada and Richard. Jarndyce is also the guardian of Esther Summerson, who also lives at Bleak House.

The many sub-plots feature numerous other characters all of whose lives are tied in some way or other to the outcome of the case. Characters like, Sir Leicester Dedlock and his wife, Lady Dedlock who nurses a dark secret; a secret which the merciless lawyer, Tulkinghorn tries desperately to uncover. Into the mix are thrown Guppy, a lovelorn solicitor’s clerk, Smallweed, a grasping moneylender, Hortense a conniving servant, Krook  a rag and bottle dealer, the Snagsbys, a law stationer and his nagging wife, Jo, a consumptive crossing sweeper, and Bucket, a police detective,.

The story blends together a number of different genres: detective fiction, romance, melodrama and satire and illustrates what Dickens considered to be the one great principle of the English law ... to make business for itself.

For more information email Colin Lawrence
Present Laughter was written by Noël Coward in 1939. The plot depicts a few days in the life of the successful and self-obsessed light comedy actor and matinee idol, Garry Essendine, who sits the centre of his own universe contemplating his impending mid-life crisis; he’s recently turned forty.

Suave, hedonistic and too old, says his wife, to be having numerous affairs, his line in harmless, infatuated debutantes is largely tolerated but playing closer to home is not.

Just before he escapes on tour to Africa the full extent of his misdemeanours is discovered .... and all hell breaks loose!
will be held in
January 2020

Full details of dates and casting requirements
to be announced

For more information email David Sear