Well Done to our Harvest Fair Team: it was our first visit to the Fair and we were not disappointed. It may have been grey skies on arrival but they were soon dispersed by blue skies and the sun was shining. The WCDS stand was shining too with our magnificent team of helpers, all in Wizard of Oz themed costumes. All the costumes were great, from munchkin to witch to wizard to farmer. Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and the Tin Man were a fabulous foursome.

costumed actors at fete

tin man and lion prize


Chairman's Challenge

The 2017 Chairman's Challenge was won by Jean Trew with Partners. The 2018 Chairman's Challenge is now open. An original one act play written by a member of the Society in the last two years, given to the WCDS Chairman by 31 March 2018, is all that is required.

stage scene

Working on a set

3 people at a table

Hush, directors at work



On Friday evening, 22nd September, about 30 members assembled in one of the bars at the Queens Head in the village of West Chiltington to read the one act play The Hitman written by J.C.W. Brook. This is a very clever and amusing comedy about relationships and understandings in a long marriage. During the course of the evening 12 or so members read the various parts and their renditions were very warmly received. It was very entertaining to hear the different interpretations of each character. Everyone present felt that the evening was a great success with such a good turnout of members and an excellent social get together after the reading.

The Queen's Head management, Jane and Kevin, were very welcoming and have kindly offered a PA system for a return visit. This will be very beneficial as there were difficulties at times hearing the 'actors' as would be expected in an open bar. We will of course be ever mindful of the need to project, project, project.....

These and a few other refinements will ensure a great evening's entertainment at the next 'Play Reading for Fun', so watch this space.

pub reading

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