Archive News

This news dates from before October 2014
For other archived news see here

September Newsletter

News on Club Night on the 25 Sep, Racing Demon Posters and Tickets. Online here.

First Pictures of Actors in CassocksActors in Cassocks

See this link to the photo album (at Facebook, no login needed)

Online Ticket Sales Are Coming

WIth the help of we will be offering sales of tickets for Racing Demon both online and by telephone as well as via traditional routes. Sales will start on September 29th online, and then on October 13th at local outlets.

CDS Cider Wins First Prize at Cuckfield Show!

CDS Cider Wins

This entry in Class 62 of the Cuckfield Society’s annual village show won first prize! (More Fun Facts about Cuckfield here) Of course we knew anything associated with CDS would be top class!

Cast Change for Racing Demon!

Kirsty Bishopp as FrancesDue to work commitments the role of Frances will now be played by Kirsty Bishopp. (Kirsty played Jane in our spring production, “Anyone For Breakfast?“.)

Racing Demon Tickets

Tickets for Racing Demon will go on sale in two stages.

Online (and telephone) sales will start on September 29th, and in local shops on October 13th. (They will also be available then from the Church Office.)

Posters Ready for Racing Demon!

Here’s a sneak preview!racing demon yellow

Other Local Theatre

The Barefoot Players will close 2014 Lindfield Arts Festival next week with a new play The Last of Eden, Sunday 14 September at 7.30pm. Tickets are available online, from SWALK shop in Lindfield High Street, or on the door. See for more details. More links to other local groups here.

August Newsletter Posted

See the content here.

Social Media Update

We have 126 followers on Twitter and 19 on our new Facebook page.

CDS Members Appearing at Lewes

Cuckfield Dramatic Society members Jack Bowman and Chrys Tarr appear in Alan Ayckbourn’s “Time of My Life” at Lewes little Theatre until Saturday 26th July Jack was talent scouted for this following his part in this year’s Feb Frolics so it’s a special feather in the cap for CDS! Meanwhile Pete Bowman appeared in Jekyll & Hyde last week in Haywards Heath.

New Local Theatre Company

Here is an extra news item about a forthcoming production by a new local theatre company, STAB Productions.
Their debut show of two single act plays is at the Players Theatre in Hurstpierpoint on Friday, July 25, and Saturday, July 26. Curtain up is at 8pm.
Tickets are priced at £8 and available from or by calling 01273 936808.
All proceeds go to Chailey Heritage Foundation.
“Our remit is to create good quality modern and edgy drama in a variety of venues around Mid Sussex at a sensible and affordable price,” said Andy Bairsto, co-founder.
The Two Plays are
The Donahue Sisters – by Geraldine Aron – is a three-hander about three sisters, separated through circumstance, who are brought together again in the house where they grew up. A series of reminiscences about their childhoods leads to a startling revelation about their past.Two – by Jim Cartwright – is a two-hander about the relationship between the landlord and landlady of a pub in the North of England (played by Lynda Brown and Andy Bairsto). Both actors also play additional characters/customers in the pub – some funny, some challenging the audience, but all reflective of the central landlord/landlady roles.
Online booking service can be found here:

We wish STAB and its actors all the best with both their show and the new company!

Racing Demon Cast

Has been announced, see here for details

July Newsletter

Has been emailed to newsletter subscribers – a copy can be found on line here. Cuckoo Fayre – May Bank holiday – Monday 5th May 2014. The Mayor brings the ‘royal seal of approval’ to the Cuckfield Dramatic Society stand. photo-001

Autumn Production:

The Autumn 2014 production is Racing Demon by David Hare and will be held inside Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield. Please see Next Production for details.