CDS Summer School


We are planning a series of subsidised acting classes this summer for those wishing to develop their skills…

The will be 6 x two hour sessions covering a range of topics with a single payment of a modest fee…

UPDATE: Lessons will start on July 6th (or 10th if the Saturday option is more popular)

Stay tuned and see the June newsletter or Summer School page for more information!





Maurice Spillett Trophy

Two neighbouring companies featuring CDS members or past guest performers have been nominated in the SE NODA region as Best New Play (The Maurice Spillett Trophy )in 2015.

Warninglid Players production of False Widows

Rebecca Bond (who made her directorial début with CDS in 2014’s Feb Frols) wrote and directed this 1950’s set play which featured Kirsty Bishopp, Samantha Oliver, and CDS newcomer Lorraine Jordan – all recently seen in Cuckfield in the wonderful Pardon Me, Prime Minister.

Lights & Bushels Theatre Company production of Lady Susan

Plus several CDS members went to Horsham in summer 2015 to see Lights and Bushels’s very first production which was an adaptation of Jane Austen’s first attempt at a novel.  Lady Susan featured Tom Hounsham who was a superb Algernon in our spring 2015 presentation of “The Importance of Being Earnest“.

Those who saw both shows enjoyed each of them and each deserves high praise.

Fortunately CDS is not involved in any judging!




Much Ado About Nothing

Players in the Park draws on a wide range of people from local drama groups in the Mid Sussex area to work together to put on a quality open air theatre experience for the people of Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and beyond.

Their fourth summer production at Cockhaise Farm, Lindfield, RH16 2QP is set to provide just as much fun and entertainment for all the family.  Much Ado About Nothing is a rumbustious and witty comedy romp full of humour intrigue and high drama.

And while it’s an Open Air show all seats will be inside the barn, so even if the weather is unkind the audience will not get wet!

Break a leg guys!