May 10, 2016 – May 14, 2016


Carnon Downs Drama Group

Nick Vale (Flute); Colin Groom (Snug;) Miriam Loosemore (rehearsal Titania); Esther O’Beargh (Starveling); John Frankland (Amateur group director); Peter Collett (Bottom); Dortoth Nelson (Quince -not pictured); Charlie Springthorpe (Snout – not pictured)  Photo by  Topher McGrillis © RSC

The Carnon Downs Drama Group (CDDG ) was born in 1970 when a young university student called Geoff Aver got together with the village W.I. to produce two one act plays. It was closely followed by the panto Cinderella which was a resounding triumph playing to packed houses including people beyond the boundries of Carnon Downs.

The membership grew as each new member invited others to join. Inviting performers and directors from outside the village to work with the strong local community based casts was the principal upon which the group was formed and that still happens to this day. Over the years the drama group has gone from strength to strength attracting many talented people of all ages.

The group has won awards for their pantomimes, plays and individual performances. Many have gone onto appear in the London’s West End. How proud the group is of that achievement.

In 1990 having outgrown the Carnon Downs Village Hall they moved to Perranwell where they have remained eversince. They kept their name which held such a good reputation for them and the group continues to wow their audiences 40 years on!


Shakespeare on Tour: Cornwall

Launceston College

Hall For Cornwall

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Photos by  Topher McGrillis © RSC

What you really need to know is the Cornish actors are brilliant. No hyperbole. (West Briton)


I thought the Carnon Downs actors made the show (Facebook comment)

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