Cuckoo Fayre 2017

Don’t forget to come see CDS at the Cuckoo Fayre on Monday!

As well as handing out flyers for Bridge To Farce we will be selling tickets for the show which promises to be another laugh out loud CDS triumph.

The Mayor is already laughing (see right!)


Or you can win fabulous local prizes in the CDS stall raffle!

More about The Cuckoo Fayre in this article in the April edition of Cuckfield Life, (which also features an article on CDS).

See more about  The Independent State of Cuckfield on Facebook and its history on

Support your local organisations – as well as CDS, The Cuckfield Society, Cuckfield Bonfire Society, and The Independent State  all help keep Cuckfield special!

Bridge To Farce Ticket Sales!

Onllne sales for Bridge To Farce are already open to CDS members! You can either buy via TicketSource or email the boxoffice to book seats.

Please note that members making online bookings before April 22nd will need use the member password to book seats:

General sales to the public will start online on Saturday April 22nd at 9am

Tickets will also be on sale this year at CDS stall at the Cuckoo Fayre on Bank Holiday Monday!  (PLEASE NOTE: online sales will be suspended for the afternoon and part of the evening.)

Sales in shops will start Tuesday May 2nd (the day after Cuckoo Fayre). in Wealden Stores and Marcus Grimes.

For more show details see the production page!




Murder On Air for Cancer Research!

There’s still time to book (before Wednesday) for Murder On Air! in Hassocks on EASTER SATURDAY performed  by CDS and friends from several other local theatre groups in aid of Cancer Research UK!

This funny and entertaining short mystery is set in 1957 at the BBC recording of the final episode of popular radio sitcom “Major Siddlington Rides Out”,

A select audience has been invited to witness this historic event and meet the cast and crew at an after party,  However, tensions are running high and the cast and crew are not quite the happy family that the public have been led to believe…

Each table of eight will be presented with not only a short play acting out the events, but also a selection of documents which made aid them in their Cluedo like deductions!

A two course meal is included – a starter of pate & cheese, followed by chilli con carne (or con quorn for vegetarians) with rice & salad.

A selection of fine desserts will be auctioned to raise more money for Cancer Research UK

Seats are £20 each and are on tables of eight.  Please mention if you want the vegetarian option when booking.

You can purchase tickets at QD Stationers in Hassocks High Street or from Liz Gibson (07809 770453).


Murder Reprised!

There is another chance to see CDS perform Murder On Air! on April 15th.

This murder mystery evening with dinner included is being performed on Sat April 15th in aid of  Cancer Research UK at The Hassocks Hotel (next to Hassocks Station).

Bringing back the golden days of radio Murder On Air! is a drama set at a 1957 recording of a popular BBC Light Programme sitcom, Major Siddlington Rides Out. The play features some strong performances  with characters including a meglomanic producer, a jealous wife, a slighted production assistant,  and a Hollywood star,

If you missed the chance to see CDS present this quality murder mystery in Scaynes Hill last year book  your seats now!

Tickets are £20 and can be purchased at QD Stationary in Hassocks!

See for more details and booking options!

Extra Actors Sought for University Film!

We received the following email from a university student Georgina Revell who is creating her end of degree film and who is in desperate need of some extras from the 12th to the 13th of April.

As a big fan of CDS I would greatly appreciate it if anyone would be able to help out with my  end of degree filming in Burgess Hill & Cuckfield.

The 12th will be from 10:30 – 4:30 and the 13th will be from 12- 5.

It is set in an office, and will just need people to bring a few changes of office clothes. There are a few minor talking lines but the biggest bonus of the roles is they have to eat birthday cake and easter eggs!
The location is Burgess Hill Council Hall and I will require at least 3 extras. Food will be provided!

There is also has one further role which will be in Cuckfield, it’ll be on the 14th for only about half an hour. This is an eccentric, homeless preacher walking past a bus stop, preaching a bible quote.
Once again, no gender preference, however I do want someone who could make themselves look like the character.

The film has been described by lecturers as Black Mirror meets Under the Skin, meets American Psycho!

Georgina also plans to enter it to a film competition.

She looks forward to responses from CDS members and supportes and if you would like to volunteer (or see the script first) please contact Georgina. . To email her please click on the following link (which will use the subject “pride – extras” )