Opportunities in A Short Film

Haywards Heath Movie Makershhmm are seeking actors for a short film to be shot in January.

The film is for the annual Albany competition which is set to a theme., for this year it is  “Drama Queen”.

The original story has been submitted to HHMM by an authoring group and they are producing a film treatment and dialogue.

The shooting should only take a day,  maybe two at the most and is mainly indoors although one scene is outdoors.

It will need to all be filmed by the end of January, but if earlier then it takes the pressure off somewhat as the edit process is very time consuming

Working Title:  Cause for Concernhhmm-2
Albany Theme: Drama Queen
Time: The Present Day
Location:  An undefined town in Sussex
  • Sarah – Mother in her forties, married to Douglas. She has a nervous and twitchy disposition brought about by worrying over almost everything. She sees problems and dangers with daily situations. She has an over-active imagination.
  • Helen – Daughter late teens with a down to earth and caring personality
  • Katie – Daughter around 15 years old
  • Douglas – Sarah’s husband late forties / early fifties.  A placid man, completely the opposite to his wife. He has a worn out disposition and is used to calming and smoothing the situations that his wife puts before him.
  • Dealer – A lad, late twenties / early thirties, smart casual
  • Druggy – A lad late teens / early twenties, ordinary if a little scruffy looking

If interested please contact David Fenn at  [email protected]


A set of shows set in the 50s!

Firstly Murder On Air! – a murder mystery charity poster2dinner in association with the local Rotary club brings the golden days of the BBC Light Programme with a drama set at a 1957 radio recording. Expect high class acting and some upper class accents (among others) at Scaynes Hill on Friday October 7th!

final-final-ogpThen from October 26th at the Queen’s Hall you can see the warm and moving drama On Golden Pond , a tranquil lakeside holiday home for elderly couple Norm and Ethel, who find new meaning in their relationships with each other and their family, especially street smart grandson Billy and estranged daughter Chelsea. Set in 1950’s New England in a single year from May to September and telling a story of three generations On Golden Pond is a hit play everyone can enjoy.

For booking information click here

Finally in December the Cuckoo Club rposterv2-4eturns for the second song and dance variety show, Christmas Cabaret. It’s a theme this year is based on 1950s, a decade that embraced a change in popular music with from the big bands & crooners through and Jazz & lavish Hollywood musicals to rock & roll!


CDS members can book tickets for On Golden Pond and the Christmas Cabaret before the public!


Membership of CDS starts at just £5 per annum and offers not only the chance to perform but also to get involved backstage or even in running the club!

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Ticket Pricing and Sales for On Golden Pond

Tickets for On Golden Pond will go on sale to the public from September 26th – one month before the opening night.

Prices have been held to the same levels as for Pardon Me Prime Minister at £7 for Wednesday and Thursday, and £8 for Friday and Saturday. There is also a first night discount of two tickets for £12 for the Wednesday night.

CDS members will be able to make priority ticket purchases from  September 19th.

Please see your September CDS newsletter (due shortly) for details on how to book!


Murder On Air Cast

Murder On Air!

Casting for Murder On Air!, includes some faces familiar to CDS as well as some new ones who we warmly welcome!

With an impressive range of experience they will be helping us bring the classic BBC radio sitcom Major Siddlington Rides Out to life, although cast and crew are not quite the happy family that the public have been led to believe…

Played By
Alan Morrison Major Siddlington Philip Robinson
Emily Barrett  Daphne Siddlington Liz Gibson
Richard Cross Jacobs, the Butler Charles Metcalfe
Anne Warren Sally, the Housemaid Phoebe Izzard Davey
Jimmy Slater Various Characters Ali Somers
Vickie Lynch Penny, the Country Club Manager Hazelle  Woodhurst-White
Roger Whitfield The BBC Producer Martin Sheldon
Peter Clarke Sound Man Paul Davey
Donna Edmunds Production Assistant Isobel Holloway

Don’t miss this exciting and atmospheric production! With a de-luxe meal included and all profits going to chairty it’s well worth making the trip to Scaynes Hill for!

To book see here