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Director Ralph Wigg has some pointers for the cast during rehearsals

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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 help you're very welcome. You could take an active role as an actor, front-of-house or backstage hand, or in technical support.

Angela and Julian


Angela Sloan and Julian Hoad held a meeting on Wednesday 7 November for members interested in participating in our Christmas Members Evening Play in a Day event. There is clearly a great deal of interest as some 25 people turned up to find out what it was all about; they were mostly out of luck as our hosts gave very little away, beyond saying that everyone who turns up at 9am at the village hall on Saturday 15 December will be given a job or several jobs to do. We will be there all day (bring a packed lunch) and a performance will be given to members in the evening. The most often used word during the evening was 'intriguing'. The fun will be that no one has any idea about what's to do until they arrive. So all members are welcome: come dressed as you wish and ready to take on whatever challenges are bounced about.


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We will be holding a play reading on the 30th November at the Five Bells, Smock Alley, West Chiltington of J.B.Priestley’s ‘When we are Married’, an event to which you are invited. It is our intention to produce this play in May 2019 to be directed by Caroline Woodley. WCDS last performed the play in the spring of 1989 and we felt that in this the 70th year since the formation of WCDS it was appropriate to revive a past success in which some of our current members participated. For those unfamiliar with the play there are 14 characters (7m, 7f ) all of whom contribute significantly to the story’s development. The play revolves around a group of three couples who were ‘married’ at a joint service 25 years previously. We would stress that this reading is not an audition, but is an opportunity for those attending to familiarise themselves with an amusing and challenging play rife with strong Yorkshire accents. This preliminary reading will we hope ‘whet the appetite’ to attend the auditions in January 2019.

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