EVERY year CODS audiences say they’re not sure what to expect from our shows as many have not heard of them before.

This is naturally a risk that any amateur society takes when choosing its production when such blockbusters as “Les Miserables”, “Hamilton” and now even “Oliver!” have restricted licenses for professionals only.

What I can promise you is an evening’s entertainment, to the best of our ability, and once again many of our audiences agree that this ability is very good.

“The Wedding Singer” will hit you between both eyes straight from the opening number.

It is full of great songs to listen to, so many comedy moments and, this year especially, a dance troupe that brings so much energy on to the stage.

Yes the story loosely follows that of the film but any musical brought to the stage has a complete re-write and “The Wedding Singer” is no exception.

The cast has had great fun in rehearsals under the direction of Heather Barlow, with Allan Fouracre making sure the harmonies are in order and Daisy Dafters making sure our arms and feet are going in the right direction.

Please don’t leave buying your tickets for the performances later in the week as the best seats are available for the Monday to Wednesday performances.

The show runs at Queen Elizabeth’s School Barnfield campus hall from Monday, April 8 to Saturday, April 13 and the tickets are priced at £16 for adults and £14 for concessions.

Either email me direct on: [email protected] or go the Box Office link on the CODS website: www.codsonline.com .

Mike Canning