On 14th June, 12 members of WCDS took part in our ‘Play Reading for Fun’ at the Five Bells in West Chiltington. We had a very enjoyable evening in the pub’s conservatory, reading the farce Off the Hook by Derek Benfield. There are 10 characters in this play, so there was ample opportunity for everyone to take part, ably organised by Hermin Daley. There was a lot of laughter and bonhomie, as well as a range of ‘cockney’ accents! Our thanks to Bill and Joan at the Five Bells for allowing us to use the conservatory, and to Hermin and Geofrey for sorting out copies of the play. We look forward to our next ‘Play Reading for Fun’ which is scheduled to be in September 2018.

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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 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.

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Read about the upgrading of the video monitoring system we use during our performances on the Inside Story page.


Our Next Events

STOP PRESS: if you're attending the Rude Mechanical's production of Oberon's Cure at the recreation ground on 28 June we'll be there with the society's stand; be sure to come and say hello.

We will be putting in an appearance again at the West Chiltington Village Show on 14 July. Volunteers are needed to look after our stand, meeting visitors and telling them all about our society. If you can help please get in contact via

Our next Members' Evening is Saturday 18 August, which will include a production of a one-act play Black Knight by Rosemary Lawrence, author of The Green Eye which was performed in August of 2016.

          The Society at Work

We Need Some 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 50-60 years. 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.

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