CODS Youth Theatre

Welcome to the CODS Youth Theatre page

Over the years CODS has been delighted to share the stage with many talented, enthusiastic, hardworking and amazing young people. From Annie to Oliver!, Beauty and the Beast to Whistle Down The Wind, there are simply times when we couldn't put shows on without them. But until now there has never been a dedicated outlet for the young people of CODS.

2019 Production

We are about to lay an egg with excitement… CODS are delighted to announce our Youth Theatre’s first ever production, ‘Honk! Jr’.  This is the heartfelt and much-loved story of ‘The Ugly Duckling’ with a twist, incorporating hilarious wit and a celebration of individuality. It really is going to be a quacking show!

‘Honk! Jr’ is winging its way to Cheltenham Playhouse Theatre on 25th – 27th July 2019, with matinees on Friday and Saturday evenings.


Ugly - Lucy Elliott

Ida - Libby Lavender

Drake - Byron Pound

Cat - Harry Lindsay

Maureen - Nathalie Bond

Greylag - Owen Radtke

Dot - Rebecca Moran

Beaky - Chloe Arnold

Downy - Imogen Balding

Fluffy - Jemima Woodcock

Billy - Freddie Hyde

Grace - Eleanor Nyathi

Bullfrog - Ruby Fillis

Turkey - Sophie Martin

Maggie Pie - Amelia Downing

Henrietta - Niamh McNulty

Blizzard Soloist - Simran Dubb

Penny - Harriet Hewitt-Dyke

​Ensemble - Amelia Downing, Simran Dubb, Eleanor Nyathi, Ruby Fillis, Sophie Martin, Niamh McNulty, Lola David, James Cutting, Mikey Gittins

Dancers - Tilly Shaw, Grace Harris, Evie Sheppard, Harriett Hewitt-Dyke, Grace Baynham-Powell, Harriet Parker, Chloe Langford

CODS Youth Threatre is dedicated to producing quality youth productions. Young people from  Gloucestershire will get to put on a fantastic production at the Cheltenham Playhouse, as well as be part of one of the country's oldest societies.

"Each generation must, at the height of its power, step aside and invite the young to share the day."

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