January 30, 2023

By Chris Elliott……

So often in life we lose sight of the past and what has been achieved so it is great that on cyprusscene.com we have an opportunity to not only share but also preserve for the future, the great achievements of the past.

Margaret and I have had the opportunity of going to number of plays performed by the Kyrenia Amateur Dramatic Society (KADS) and to also write about these in the newspaper and now on our blog website where they are available for the world to see for ever.

It is a great pleasure that we have been given a very extensive KADS profiles and photograph collections depicting their history by fellow writer Tony Woods to share with our readers. So, do please read on, click and enjoy the masterpiece of this great collection of North Cyprus cultural history.

KADS, A historical review part 1.       KADS, A historical review part 2.

KADS. A historical review part 3

As you will find, the history of KADS is graphically told through newspaper cuttings, pictures and posters which make fascinating reading and Tony appeals for any of our readers to provide for copying, any further information so we can update this incredible story of the local arts and people’s contribution to other people’s pleasure.

Not only that but we have also included links to many radio transmissions of plays by BRT – Bayrack Radio and Television.

Girne Mayor Sumer Aygin (centre) with KADS Lawrie Oxley (right) making a donation to (left) KAR – Margaret Ray and (center left) Edil Nami – SOS Children’s Villages TRNC

With the support of the Girne Belediyesi, the Mayor, Sumer Aygin and Cultural Director Serdar Tuksal, the KADS group have continued to develop their work like fine wine which has matured with age. It is also important to note the number of plays that have been performed on radio with the kind support of Bayrak Radio and Television and the unrelenting support from Can Gazi,  presenter and DJ extraordinaire.

Let us all say thank you to all of those involved for preserving this little bit of very important and enjoyable history that is KADS – Kyrenia Amateur Dramatic Society and for the work that they do to raise support for others .

For further reading of our reviews, click below for:

KADS Dress rehearsal     Last Night of the Plays    KADS Dirty Business on BRT 

And for those who were brought up with crystal sets, radio and Radio Luxemburg click here for a selection of KAD radio plays that you can listen to.

Finaly we offer a pictorial history of KADS prepared by Tony Woods as under:



As an new option to cyprusscene.com we have included below two video clips sent by Tony Woods for you to see how the casts have rehearsed some of the BRT Radio Plays back in 2007.

 ‘Sherlock Holmes and Strange Affair’. No 1 

 ‘Sherlock Holmes and Strange Affair’.  No 2

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7 thoughts on “Kyrenia Amateur Dramatic Society – KADS Keep on Playing

  1. BREAKING NEWS – 09/11/2012 :
    We have just received an update for this article from Tony Woods and have now included “KADS. A historical review part 3” which includes some incredible and fascinating photographs by David Garrod, surely a master of his craft.

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