Bridge To Farce REPRISED!

Yes, it’s official –  CDS has been able to agree use of the Players Theatre, in Hurstpierpoint, the home of its resident company the  Hurst Players.

As well as an available slot at the Players Theatres all the Cuckfield cast have agreed to repise their roles and perform before their holidays from Weds 2nd to Sat 5th of August.

Show dates have been published to facebook, and tickets are already on sale!

Prices are slightly higher than at the Queen’s Hall, and are not on sale this time in Cuckfield shops. However you can book online with a flat rate booking fee of just £1 (for any number of tickets).

Alternatively please contact the CDS box office  by  email [email protected] or leave a message on the answerphone on 01444 848156.

As well as making online booking cheaper for this show we have first night discount. If you buy two or more seats and save £1 on each one, making  the cost per seat only £9.

  • Why not book a pair of tickets online now for the Wednesday – for  just £19 (when you select e-ticket delivery)





NODA review of Bridge To Farce

“a well-rehearsed, slick production by an extremely talented group, with well cued sound.”

“a fast moving ‘swinging’ three act Comedy Farce to be performed for the first outing in Cuckfield. An entertainment of cross-purposes resulting in compromising, hysterical situations.”

“beautifully executed ”

“[the] constant misunderstanding causing the audience little time for belly laugh recovery!”

Read the full review of Bridge To Farce at the NODA website!



St Lawrence Fayre – Sat 1st

Cast members and others will be at the St Lawrence Fayre in Hurstpierpoint this Sat 1st July at the Hurst Players Stall to promote Bridge To Farce‘s upcoming touring show at the Players Theatre in August!


Where to Park
The easiest places to park are Trinity Road Car Park, or Browns car park  just behind the High street on opposite side to the park, or nearby residential streets.

Access to car parks is off Cuckfield Road, if coming from South from Cuckfield then Trinity Road will be on your left, just before you reach the mini roundabout at top of Hurst High St.

Entrances onto the recreation ground are from ‘South Avenue’, which leads off the High street, if you are driving into Hurst from the Hassocks end, or,  you can walk up ‘Pit Lane’, which is also straight off the High street and sits between a Lloyds Pharmacy and Gibson’s Green Grocers on each corner.






Cream Teas in Hurstpierpoint – Sun 2nd

After the fun of the St Lawrence Fayre (on Saturday 1st), why not make a plan on Sunday 2nd July relax with a cream tea at an open garden event in support of the Hurst Players Theatre and the village of Hurstpierpoint?

[As the Players Theatre has been kind enough to host the reprise of Bridge To Farce and we have conducted some technical training in the venue CDS wishes them all the best with their fund raising]

As part of the fund-raising for the refurbishment of the Players Theatre, Michael and Annette are opening their lovely garden to offer visitors a wonderful cream tea in a relaxing environment.

Cream Tea Poster
There will be a plant stall and other garden-inspired items for sale. If you have any spare plants or any thing that you think might be good for this table (including spare carrier bags), please let Michael and Annette or the Hurst Players know.

CDS will be publicising some of their other fundraising events such as a Non-Stop Shakespeare marathon (12-15th October)!







Auditions for Uncle Vanya

Auditions for our autumn show “Uncle Vanya” (w/c Oct 23rd 2017) will be on Sunday 11th June from 11am-1pm and Thurs 15th from 7:30pm in The White Harte Meeting Room.

See the CDS auditions page for full details or email us.

New and potential CDS members are welcome to audition for the  ten roles of various sizes in this classic story of unrequited love, family tensions  and the environment!

There are also details of a free workshop exploring the play (lead by director Emma Gosling) and a final alternative audition date on Wednesday June 21st!

Auditions Open Now!


See “Bridge To Farce” Tonight!

After a great first night for Bridge To Farce on Wednesday word has spread around Cuckfield (and beyond) about another CDS show, full of “great acting and great laughs”!

  • Seats for Friday & Saturday are in short supply  – so we recomend you come on Thursday Jun 1st if possible!
Look what Margaret & Norman have to say on it!

For more information about Bridge To Farce see this web page or this leaflet.

For enquiries call the CDS answerphone on 01444 848156, or email [email protected]

You can see available tickets and book online (a booking fee applies there) at

  • Currently there are 30 seats for Thursday, 1 for Friday, and 8 for Saturday’s final show!

Don’t miss the high jinks, high stakes and high times!

Sir Gerald Farquar says, “Come Early, Come Often!”