Fumed Oak joins The Bear – but not for Saturday night…

Our October production will be a pair of period comedies both by master playwrights with Noel Coward’s “Fumed Oak” joining the Chekhov comedy “The Bear”.

We are vey please to annouce that Izi Gaff (as seen as Lynne in Stepping Out) will be directing “Fumed Oak” with the assistance of her father Robin.


As previously announced “The Bear” is being directed by Simon Perkins with Hazelle Woodhurst.

Co-ordination of all the unartistic matters off-stage is by producer Paul Davey.


The CDS committee has decided that there will be no Saturday Show on Nov 2nd.

  • But we are considering starting the run on Tuesday 29th October rather than the usual Wednesday.
  • What do you think?

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.