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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

Shows in Lewes, Hurstpierpoint & Horsham…

For details see our Coming Up Elsewhere page!
  • Hayfever by the master himself, Noël Coward
  • The Merchant of Venice by the bard himself – William Shakespeare
  • Wendy & Peter Pan by Ella Hickson is an aclaimed reworking of J M Barrie’s classic tale
  • Bridge to Farce by Richard Willis & Paul Ruse is the saucy NODA award winning comedy that was the talk of Mid-Susssex last year!

Other societies are reminded to send us details of your events and even auditions … or to join the Mid-Sussex Drama Liaison  email list.


Support local amateur theatre and muscials!
Great fun and great value on your doorstep!


Sunday Jun 24th – Mega Quiz at The White Harte

Leanne For Mayor 2018!

After unlucky 13 attempts surely it must be a lucky 14th attempt for Leanne Knapman to become Mayor of the  Independent State of Cuckfield in 2018.

CDS officially adopted Leanne as our candidate for this unique charity where all the money raised by the mayoral candidates goes to local good causes.

Why not help her raise the necessary £££ votes needed by joining in a team for Ted’s Mega Quiz at The White Harte on Sunday Jun 24th at 4pm!

Join a CDS team or bring your own!

Last time the CDS team won the pot! Can we do it again?