Last Update—05-12-2016

A Word from the Chairman...

 Chairman’s Challenge 2017

As usual there is the Chairman’s challenge for 2018 the deadline being the end of March 2018.  Geoff’s winning play will be read at our next play reading for pleasure. See Agenda


Our planned next full production will be “Party Piece” by Richard Harris  on25th 26th 27th May 2017— Directed by Miq Kelland

 At our February Members Evening on 18th February, the World Premiere of the play, “Once Bittern” written and directed by Jean Trew, was enjoyed by a full house of members and guests.


This comedy, based on interaction between members of a bird watching group, won the Chairman's Challenge in 2015.

We have a winner for the 2016 Chairman’s challenge.  Geoff Adams won with his piece “Women and Children”.  Well done Geoff.

At our recent Members' Evening the Society donated £500 to the Macular Society.


We aim to make a charitable donation every year as a result of our income from productions. Hence your support does benefit others as well.

 £500 Donation to Macular Society

We Need Young(er) People!!!

We welcome all ages to the society, but there is a distinct lack of actors and backstage people in the age range of 18 to 50-60years.  To continue to put on the plays we wish, we need more people in this age range.  Are you this person or Do you know of any?  See membership or contact anyone on the committee for more information

It was Jean's first directing role in West Chiltington and we are looking forward to more of her work in the future. We are lucky to have such talent in our society. The evening also included an interactive bird based quiz, a fish and chip supper and a raffle. See Members Events

The AGM was held on Monday 27th February. Geofrey Steward was welcomed as the new Vice Chairman: he will become Chairman next year. Other than Margaret Watton, who was standing down after long and superb service, the Committee was re-elected; the Chairman and the Treasurer gave reports of the events of 2016 and it concluded with an informal "Drinks and Nibbles". Hermin Daley was made the Society's first President: an honorary position to reflect her 60 years as a member.

The next "Play Reading for Pleasure" will be at 7:30 in the Village Hall on Thursday 8th June. We will be reading the 2016 Chairman's Challenge winning play by Geoff Adams, "Women and Children". These evenings give an opportunity for those present to read in a Play or just to listen, as they wish. Non- members are invited to attend as guests on the night and are welcomed without charge.  Anyone in the age range of 18-50 is especially welcome as we feel this age group needs increasing within the society. See Calendar

This year our August Members' Evening is at 7 for 7:30 on Saturday 19th August. It will include the World Premiere of a new play by Edwin Preece "Hanging on by a Thread". It has the usual subtle and unsubtle humour we enjoy from Edwin's pen and should be another great success from our home grown playwright. Tickets will be strictly limited on a first come first served basis as it is a one night production. See Members Evening.

John Rimmer—Chairman