Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society

Celebrating 100 years 1914 - 2014 Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society Better known as CSODS (sea sods!) 2014 - Our centenary year A proud history on the North Norfolk coast Over a century of entertaining
Celebrating 100 years 1914 - 2014 Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society Better known as CSODS (sea sods!) 2014 - Our centenary year A proud history on the North Norfolk coast Over a century of entertaining
Affiliated to the National Operatic and Dramatic Association

Welcome to CSODS

Home of the Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society 

We hope you will find our website interesting and informative. There are details of our 100 plus year history, previous productions, forthcoming shows and how to contact us.

We always warmly welcome new members who wish to take part in our shows, whether as singers, dancers, actors, or all three! If, however, you don't want to be on stage, but would like to be involved, there are hundreds of jobs to be done behind the scenes. We often build and paint our own sets so if you're a budding carpenter, painter or just good with your hands, or if prefer helping with costumes or organising publicity, in fact, whatever your talent, we can make use of it!  A warm welcome and one hundred friends await you! 

Click here for more information on joining us!
Alternatively, to keep in touch with what we're up to, and to be among the first to know what's coming up, why not become a Friend? You'll receive priority booking for all our productions and our bi-monthly newsletter, "Just A Minim". 

Click here for more information on becoming a CSODS Friend.


2017 has proved to be another successful and exciting year for us.

Most recently, the final curtain fell on our production at the Little Theatre in Sheringham, We Found Love and an Exquisite Set of Porcelain Figurines Aboard the SS Farndale Avenue.

For more details, click here

The Ladykillers - February 2017

In February we presented The Ladykillers at the Little Theatre to full houses, and you'll find photos in our gallery.



At the end of May we enjoyed a fantastic of run of Made in Dagenham at the Cromer Pier Pavilion, and what a fantastic and successful week we had. Our generous audiences raised over £3000 for our chosen charity, the Norfolk branch of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Photos can be seen in the photo gallery and click here for the review.    

Made in Dagenham - May/June 2017

And in 2018 

We have lots for you to look forward to in 2018 starting in February at the Sheringham Little Theatre with that Noel Coward classic, Blithe Spirit.

The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of  Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting "happy medium, one Madame Arcati.

After playing prominent roles for us in The Sound of Music in  2013 and Oliver in 2014!, Gary Clifton takes his debut role as Director for this terrific drama.

And in a change to our planned musical production for 2018 at the Pavilion Theatre, Cromer, we are proud to present Sister Act! the feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet!

Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty And The Beast, Little Shop Of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.

Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless.  A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to REJOICE! 

Returning to the Director's chair for this production is Martin Rodwell who directed Calamity Jane for us in 2016.


And don't forget to check our website over the next few weeks for details of our October 2018 production.

We do hope you can come along to one or more of these productions. 





MAY 2018

         For Audition info click here