Cuckfield Dramatic's toe-tapping musical

Cuckfield Dramatic Society

Cuckfield Dramatic Society

Cuckfield Dramatic Society will be tripping the light fantastic at the end of this month as they dust off their tap shoes to perform in Richard Harris’s musical production ‘Stepping Out’.

Directed by Sophie Armfield and Harriet Sheldon, and choreographed by Emily King, this heart-warming show charts the lives of a group of adults attempting to tap theircares away at a weekly dance class.

The feel-good comedy is set in a dingy church hall in North London where Mavis, a former chorus girl, tries her hardest to teach the group some tap dancing skills for an upcoming recital. However, before the dancing begins Mavis must mediate the minor dramas that erupt amongst this motley but loveable crew on their way to triumph at the recital.

Don’t miss it – it’s a show that will have you dancing in your seat and tapping your toes before the night is out!

Co-director Sophie Armfield said: “It’s a bit of a diversion from our usual offerings in that it’s more musical theatre than just a straight play. We’re putting the show on in collaboration with a local adult dance school Dance with Emily and we have a super talented cast of actors and dancers, some of whom are trying acting or dancing for the first time.”

Performances will be held at The Queen’s Hall from Wednesday 29th May to Saturday 1st June.

For more information and tickets visit cdsweb.co.uk or buy tickets locally from Marcus Grimes on the High Street.

February's double bill of drama in Cuckfield

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Cuckfield Dramatic Society is staging two plays in a thrilling double bill performance later this month – The Browning Version by Terence Rattigan and Dirty Business by Derek Webb.

Directed by Emma Gosling, The Browning Version, often considered to be Rattigan’s finest masterpiece, tells the story of a British schoolmaster, a faithless wife and a faculty that has long disdained him.

Due to poor health Andrew is forced to retire from teaching. His wife despises him for his failures and finds consolation in Frank, a younger teacher.

She openly taunts Andrew while Frank watches with shame and disgust. The wife knows she has lost Frank but even more bitter is the realisation that he is now Andrew’s best friend.

Directed by Lesley Jenks, Dirty Business is a topical comedy about council cuts and the cleaning business.

Cuts are on their way big time at the local County Council as it struggles to find ways to meet Government spending targets. Josie and Angela are cleaning the office of one of the Council’s Department Heads one evening when they come across a file which seems to show that their jobs are on the line too. Josie, who has a penchant for malapropisms, and Angela, who is Queen of the pub quiz team, are determined to fight the cuts every inch of the way. And if that means playing dirty, so be it!

Performances will be held at the Queen’s Hall from Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd February.

For more information and tickets visit: www.cdsweb.co.uk or buy tickets locally from Marcus Grimes on the High Street.

Dramatic Breakfast play in Cuckfield

News of the forthcoming Cuckfield Dramatic Society play has been released. The play is “Anyone for Breakfast” by Derek Benfield. It will be performed Wednesday 28th - Saturday 31st May in Queen’s Hall. 

Its a good old farce though not a la Brian Rix. It is extremely funny and fast moving with the inevitable lies, damned lies and confusions.

Tickets will be available from Saturday 10th May from Mansell McTaggart (initial sales at the Cuckoo Fayre stall).

Cast:

Shirley    Caroline Denholm
Jane    Kirsty Bishopp
Mark    Simon Perkins
Gilbert    Laurence Leng
Helga    Samantha Oliver
Roger    Paul Davey

Harriet Sheldon is directing and rehearsals are under way already.