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Hurst Players

Hurst Players are auditioning for four women on Monday 15th and Wednesday 17th April for The Killing of Sister George in July.

See our Auditions Elsewhere page or their newsletter for more details.


Also their delayed performances of ROPE, by Patrick Hamilton are now booking for Tuesday 30 April until Saturday 4 May (not Wednesday 1 May).

  • Made even more famous by the Hitchcock film Rope is the story of two students who try to get away with the perfect murder.

Patrick Hamilton was a local boy – born in Hassocks, in 1904, before moving to Hove. His other most famous play is “Gaslight” – which is being presented by Newick Amateur Dramatic Society from Wednesday 8th – Saturday 11th May 2019

2019 AGM Agenda

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:

1.          Apologies for Absence

2.          Minutes of 2018 AGM

3.          Matters Arising

4.          Chairman’s Report

5.          Treasurer’s Report

6.          Committee’s selection of President

7.          Election of Chairman

8.          Election of Treasurer

9.          Election of Secretary

10.        Election of Committee (a maximum of seven persons)

11.        Election of Auditor

12.        Any Other Business

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:

Jason Redford-Ross – Committee Paul Ruse – Committee
Kirsty Bishopp – Committee Paul Davey – Committee
Shirley Coates – Committee  

The following Members of the Committee are standing down from the committee:

Hazelle Woodhurst Lesley Jenks

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Further nominations and seconders for officers or committee members may be sent by email to [email protected] or raised at the AGM.

Open Audition Announcement!

“Their big-heartedness is growing their membership and their accomplished performances fill the seats.” 

The Browning Version
by Terence Rattigan

Performances  October 24th – 27th  Oct (half term week)

Roles for 5m, 2f

This one act play, often considered Rattigan’s masterpiece, tells a story of British reserve where characters develop and and the situation builds to an intense emotional peak that finally reveals the sensitivity behind the stiff upper lip with  unexpected strength replacing weakness.

Ill health is forcing Andrew to retire from teaching. His wife despises him for his failures and finds consolation with Frank, a younger teacher. She openly taunts Andrew while Frank watches with disgust and shame. The wife knows she has lost Frank- but even more bitter is the realization he’s now Andrew’s fast friend.

Site updates! Shows, Auditions, Opportunities!

We have just updated our pages for upcoming shows, auditions, opportunities for writers, new directors and technical training!

So something of interest to everyone!

Also there are new updates on our pages for upcoming shows and auditions at other groups,

You will also see (on the right hand column of wider screens) that we have some randomised images and links to some of our regular programmes advertisers as well as other worthy events either or in or around Cuckfield such as the upcoming outdoor Shakespeare and the upscaled Bridge to Farce production in Horsham.

These are provided gratis, and we encourage other Cuckfield  organisations to reciprocate!

 

 

 

HTC Sound Workshop – Sat 21st!

Ever wondered what that bewildering set of knobs and sliders on a sound desk do? Wanted to produce better sound in support of your play?

  • Henfield Theatre Company have organised a workshop in theatrical sound which is open to other groups…
  • Saturday July 21st 10am-4pm

Lean the skills and techniques of theatrical sound production from an experienced professional from Ariel Ltd, in this workshop session (25 people max).

Only £10 (+ small booking fee)
but includes a ploughman’s lunch

Click Here to Book

HTC Sound Workshop Poster