The Annual General Meeting for the Cuckfield Dramatic Society will be held on Wednesday, 30th January 2019 at 7:30pm in the hall of the White Harte, Cuckfield.
Please bring your own copy of this agenda if you want to refer to it, as printed copies will not be distributed on the night.
In accordance with the Constitution §12.1 “Notices of motions to be brought before the AGM must be signed by the proposer and seconder and must reach the Secretary not later than seven days before the AGM. No business other than that on the agenda will be considered by the AGM. “
No such notices have been received and, therefore, the Agenda is as follows:
2. Minutes of 2018 AGM
selection of President
of Committee (a maximum of seven persons)
Having completed three years in their respective roles the Chairman (Peter Bowman) and the Treasurer (Shirley Coates) are standing down in accordance with the CDS constitution. Nominations for their roles as Officers of the Society have been received by the Secretary who is also standing.
Chairman: Ross Bradshaw
Proposer: Sophie Bradshaw, seconded by Caroline Denholm
Treasurer: Emma Gosling
Proposer: Paul Davey, seconded by Martin Sheldon
Secretary: Martin Sheldon (restanding)
A maximum of seven Committee Members plus
three Officers is permitted by the constitution. The following are standing for
(re-)election to the Committee:
Redford-Ross – Committee
Paul Ruse –
Paul Davey –
Coates – Committee
The following Members of the Committee are
standing down from the committee:
Further nominations and seconders for officers or committee members may be sent by email to [email protected] or raised at the AGM.
As well as Henfield's need for a new Brian, Ditching need a couple of men as well ...
Ditchling Players Are presenting How the Other Half Loves’ by Alan Ayckbourn in May and are still looking for two men to fill the last two roles:
Bob Phillips – disappointed in his marriage to Teresa and home life – looking for something better. Is always in conflict with his wife and ignores anything to do with their child. Employed by Frank Foster and having an affair with Frank’s wife (Age 30 to 50).
William Featherstone – Works for Frank Foster to whom he is rather ingratiating. Dominating and controlling towards his wife, Mary. Bit of a “nerd” for which he overcompensates at times. (Age 30 to 50).
Rehearsals are Tuesdays & Thursdays at Ditchling Village Hall and the production dates are 15th to 18th May.
URGENT RE-CASTING CALL FOR ‘FULL CIRCLE‘
with Henfield Theatre Company
Due to serious family illness one of our cast members has had to drop out, leaving an urgent need for someone to take on the following character role in their March play, Full Circle .
A black comedy about a family in the immediate build up to a
wedding and a few days after. In the tense atmosphere of preparing for the
wedding of the century (in Mum Linda’s eyes) various family skeletons come
tumbling out of long, firmly locked, closets and natural disaster threatens the
big day’s content. Brian, the long suffering husband/father of the bride has to
take control and pick up the many pieces.
The Character portrait is:-
Brian (45-55): a very
likeable, funny individual, who doesn’t take life too seriously although he is
quite capable of
given the right reason. He loves his wife and child and is sometimes a little
over protective. He is a ‘live and
live’ kind of person. He is very intelligent but allows his wife to make all
the major decisions in the house and
rarely puts his foot down. He has a very special relationship with his mother
(Dee). He sometimes gets
with Wills from next door, but it is a comical, not derisory, relationship.
Rehearsals have just started on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, with Sundays nearer the production dates of 14/15/16 March.
Director Malcolm Harrington
would like to hear from anyone who feels that they, or someone they know, would
like to take on this challenging but rewarding role.
Please contact him on 07788713864 or email [email protected] ASAP to get more information and a script, and arrange a brief meeting /audition.
We are delighted to welcome Josh Hards to both CDS and to the cast of The Browning Version.
Josh joins the existing cast members of this moving play, considered to be Rattigan’s finest work – and we are sure one of the best in Cuckfield too!
|JOHN TAPLOW — a schoolboy ||Logan Brewer |
|FRANK HUNTER — the chemistry master ||Simon Perkins |
|MlLLIE CROCKER-HARRIS — wife of Andrew ||Hazelle Woodhurst |
| ANDREW CROCKER-HARRIS – a classics master ||Philip Robinson |
|DR. FROBISHER — the headmaster ||Laurence Leng |
|PETER GILBERT — a modern languages teacher ||Josh Hards |
|MRS GILBERT— wife of Peter ||Heather Gosling |
(If you missed out on our recent auditions the Hurstpierpoint Players are auditioning this week for Rope – see our page here for details of that and other acting opportunities we are aware of!)