LATEST NEWS

Great news: Horsham District Council have expressed interest in our submissions for the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019. They have asked us to hone our proposals and re-submit them. Our intention is to establish a lasting programme in which interested dramatic societies across the district can all participate. Watch this space.

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          The Society at Work

CHAIRMAN'S CHALLENGE

The closing date is near for entries for the Chairman’s Challenge from members of the Society (non-members are welcome to join if they wish to enter). An original one act play, written in the last two years, given to the Chairman by 31st March 2018, is all that is required. We usually only have about one or two entries so now is your chance. The handsome trophy will be presented at the August Members’ Evening.

We are...

... a very friendly long established but go-ahead group who enjoy getting together to put on plays for the local community. Whether you just want to come and watch our productions or would like to come and help you're very welcome. You could take an active role as an actor, front-of-house or backstage hand, or in technical support.

REMINDER

Our next event is the Members Evening on 17 February which will feature a talk by Ian Gledwell Art and Illusion.

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OUR NEXT FULL PRODUCTION

Our May production will be A Sense of Achievement by Jean Trew. Read all about it on our Calendar page.

QUARTET REVIEW

If you didn’t see the November production of Quartet, you missed an absolute treat. Ronald Harwood’s beautifully written play is set in a retirement home for musicians. Residents Reggie, Wilf and Cissy are ex-opera singers who spend their days reminiscing about the past and trying to deal with the indignities of old age. Their routine is disrupted by the arrival of Reggie’s ex-wife, Jean, who sang with them in their critically acclaimed performance of the famous quartet from Verdi’s Rigoletto. Her appearance stirs up old resentments and unwelcome memories and her integration into the group is difficult. Eventually the four come together to reprise their most notable performance at the grand event held by the residents to celebrate Verdi’s birthday. Continued on the Inside Story page.

More photographs on the Current Production page and on Facebook.

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Quartet montage by Justin Curtis

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