You can just listen, or take a turn reading if you wish.
There are parts for men and women and the reading will last 35-40 minutes – or longer if we are laughing a lot!
Twenty Five Not Out tells the story of Diane and Harold Blott’s party for their silver wedding. As it progresses Harold becomes sulkier and sulkier, and Diane finally realizes that the cause of Harold’s behaviour is the presence at the party of his current lover. Diane faces a dilemma: either to wound Harold’s ego, or carry on with her “pretending-not-to-know” farce.
The reason for dropping the Saturday night show is that Cuckfield will be even busier than usual that weekend with the Fireworks with Music at Cuckfield Park that evening, and there are complications of access during the Veteran Car Run on the Sunday morning – which is when we need to move equipment out of the Queen’s Hall.
Stepping Out is a comedy written by Richard Harris in 1984.
It was a hit in the West End (and won the Evening Standard Comedy of the Year Award) and was also performed on Broadway and several productions have since toured the UK, most recently in 2017. (A film and Stepping Out—The Musical were adapted from the play in the 1990s.)
The story concerns eight individuals from disparate backgrounds and with differing motivations who attend the same weekly tap dancing class in a dingy North London church hall. Despite the students at first treating the classes as social occasions, and showing little co-ordination, they later develop a level of skill and cohesiveness. The dance routines are the background for the focus of the play, the relationship and interaction of different people…
The CDS cast include both experienced actors (who’ve had intensive training to improve their dance skills) and some new faces to CDS from Dance with Emily who were experienced tap dancers but who have developed their acting skills with CDS!
We are sure you will enjoy this high production as much as usual and that by the time of the final number you won’t know which of the eight were primarily actors or dancers.
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