This year the CDS entry to the Cuckfield Christmas Tree Festival is a Star Studded Seventies Tree – but if you want to see CDS top the pops you will need to see our Cabaret, rather than the selection of perfofmances accompanying the tree display at Holy Trinity Church.
Saturday sold especially quickly again – but there are still seats left as well as plenty for the Friday. We do expect the event to sell out (as in previous years -so we encourage members to book this weekend and everyone to do so as soon as possible.
And if you also fancy a local traditional Xmas show in the form of a Pantomine we have several now listed on our Coming Up Elsewhere local listings page.
If you go please mention CDS when booking and encourage other groups to help spread publicity and awareness of local amateur theatre! There may only be four or so CDS shows per year, but you can see a lot of other entertainment within 10 miles of home!
Do you dance?
Do you act?
If the answer to either question is yes then perhaps you should audition for CDS’s summer spectacular “Stepping Out”.
Stepping Out is a comedy set in tap dancing class, with some tap dancing routines as backdrop to the story. It’s not a musical (which we can say for sure since there is a full musical adapation version with songs as well!)
But the play does combine acting and tap dance so it’s a great chance to learn some new skills!
- There are roles for 1 man and 9 women so click here to see the audition details and an outline of the roles.
We would like to cast both people with acting and/or tap-dancing abilities, with an emphasis on acting.
- Actors who can’t tap dance will be taught the steps needed!
- Dancers who haven’t acted will be helped to learn lines, act naturally and play members of an amateur group!
Our October Double Bill had to be postpondeddue to illness, but we will now be performing the show as planned at the end of February (during half term).
So although we need to recast one smaller role (due to availability) the Double Bill will be performed as originally planned and has been imaginitively retitled February Double Bill
However we are unable to use the Queen’s Hall on the Wednesday night so the run will be from Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd February.
More details – and booking will be provided soon!
- All tickets were refunded but we hope you will all be booking again!
- Sales had been healthy, and we have been encouraged by your messages of support and disappointment.
This does means that we will not be performing our usual February Frolics show this year – but you can be sure that the mix of food and fun will be back another time.
Of course our Christmas Cabaret adds music to that mix, and with the Double Bill in the starting gate we wanted to bring that to you as soon as possible. We are sure that The Browning Version and Dirty Business will thrill you and bring a mid-winter smile to your face!
This year’s annual Christmas Cabaret is on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th of December…
Tickets are £20 and will go on sale at 7am on Wednesday 14th November for CDS Members, and then on Monday 19th to the public at large…
Be quick the event is always popular and sells out quickly!
The theme this year is based around the classic Top of the Pops performances of the early 70’s. Expect some upbeat numbers to fill the dancefloor, and maybe a few ballads to ease off the gas.
Will your favourite Glam Rock, Crooners or Teen Idol be represented?
This year’s menu is
- Chicken Chasseur with Herby Rice and Green Salad
- Profiteroles with Chocolate Sauce
- Cheese and Biscuits
The Veggie option is Mushroom Stroganoff with everything else the same as above!
So boogie with the best as Cabaret 2018 goes back to the Top The Pops!
But has not yet booked for
Letters & Poems from the Front
We have had very few bookings so far for the CDS “Cuckfield Remembers” multi-media event Letters & Poems from the Front scheduled for November 1st and 3rd.
This Cuckfield Remembers event is in danger of being cancelled if sales do not pick up by Monday 29th.
This is particularly sad as due to illness we had to cancel and then refund the many more bookings we had for our Plays Double Bill of The Browning Version and Dirty Business. New production dates in 2019 for that show will be announced as soon as we finalise next year’s schedule!
In the meantime why not see Letters & Poems from the Front next month!
As Cuckfield’s official state theatre company (and there are not many local communitty theatre’s that have that honour) we’d like to congratulate Leanne Knapman as the new Mayor of the Independent State of Cuckfield!
See you at the White Harte tonight for the count!
- We hope to reschedule both plays at a later date
- Automatic refunds are in process for online purchasers, if you bought in person please visit Marcus Grimes & Co again.